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    6. Author support

    Cochrane Information Specialist's (CIS) undertake different roles according to their Cochrane Entities' structure. In some groups the CIS’s main responsibility is to support authors in identifying controlled trials for inclusion in Cochrane syst ...
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    6.1 The aim of a search and basic searching principles

    The aim of a search is to identify as many relevant studies as possible and to be as extensive as possible. For more information, see the Cochrane Handbook Chapter 4.4.3 Sensitivity versus precision It is useful to see the Title Registration Form for a ne ...
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    6.2 Intervention reviews

    6.2.1 What and where to search The MECIR guidance on the conduct of new Cochrane intervention reviews states in the section Searching for studies (C24-38)  that it is mandatory to search the Cochrane Review Group’s specialised register. CENTRAL and MEDLIN ...
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    6.3 Diagnostic Test Accuracy review searching

    Authors of Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) reviews should be strongly encouraged to leave the management of DTA review searching to the Group’s Information Specialist. For detailed information about the design and structure of search strategies an ...
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    6.5 Documenting the search process and reporting the search results

    For more information, see the Cochrane Handbook  4.5 Documenting and reporting the search process Searches should be reported in enough detail so that they could be reproduced by someone else if necessary. It is often the responsibility of the CIS to chec ...
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    6.6 Updating searches

    If you are searching for an update of a review, you should have the search strategies and search methods used for the previous version to hand. Before you run the searches again, review the previous methodology, considering whether the databases searched ...
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    7.6 Updating Classification System

    Cochrane has an Updating Classification System (UCS) for Cochrane reviews which guides readers as to whether a Cochrane Review is up to date, likely to be updated in future, or does not need updating at the current time.  The CIS’ role in the UCS, is to r ...
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    8.3 Archie workflows

    A workflow is an ordered sequence of interrelated tasks that need to be completed to achieve a finished product (e.g. a published protocol). The editorial process workflow follows review production from title stage through to the finished review. The aim ...
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    8.5 Task Exchange

    Task Exchange is a software platform with the aim of bringing together people who need assistance with some aspect of their Cochrane review, and people who have the time and expertise to help. Task Exchange allows you to: Browse a list of experts you can ...
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    8.6 Covidence

    Covidence is a primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors, which aims to streamline the production of Cochrane intervention reviews. Covidence supports key steps in the review production process: Citation screening Full text review Ri ...