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    UK Society of Editors and Proofreaders workshops

    The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a UK-based professional organization providing editorial services, training, and professional qualifications. This resource describes the online courses offered by SfEP on proofreading, copy-editing, and ...
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    Mulitiplicity and subgroup analysis- Beware!

    This resource is a four-part video recording of a talk given by Mike Clarke, the then Director of the UK Cochrane Center, as part of the Oxford MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare Programme. The talk is about risks of doing multiple analyses, including looki ...
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    Editorial process of Cochrane DTA Reviews

    Editorial process of Cochrane DTA Reviews is different from the intervention reviews in that not only Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) are involved, but also the DTA Editorial Team. This resource links to a full description of editorial process and to detail ...
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    Entering data with the RevMan calculator

    This resource is a series of short screencasts produced by the Cochrane UK to help you understand how the calculator in Review Manager (RevMan) software can be used to help putting together a Cochrane systematic review. The first video shows how to check ...
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    2. Specialised Registers

    A Specialised Register contains reports of controlled trials within the scope of a Review Group or Field. The development and management of a Specialised Register is one of the core functions of a Cochrane Review Group. Cochrane has a software program cal ...
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    5. Handsearching

    Searching for trial reports in databases may not retrieve all relevant available studies. Reports may either be missing from the database or may not have been indexed adequately due to lack of detail in titles and abstracts. Some reports are only ever pub ...
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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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    2.1 The purpose of Specialised Registers

    The purpose of Specialised Registers is to: assemble a repository of reports of trials relating to the scope of a Review Group or Field provide a reliable pool of reports of trials for review authors which is easily retrievable share the content of indivi ...
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    2.2 What study designs does a Specialised Register contain?

    For information about any type of study design, check  the Cochrane Glossary of Terms. 2.2.1 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Controlled Clinical Trials (CCTs) For Cochrane definitions and criteria for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and contro ...
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    2.3 Identifying study designs

    Depending on the source that you are using, RCTs and CCTS can be identified in a number of ways. For example, if you are searching MEDLINE: RCTs are assigned the Publication Type 'Randomised Controlled Trial'; CCTs are assigned the Publication T ...