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    2.4 The relationship of Specialised Registers to CENTRAL

    CENTRAL (the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) is one of the databases included in the Cochrane Library. It includes citation details of articles taken from online databases such as MEDLINE and Embase, and other published and unpublished sou ...
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    2.5 What can be published to CENTRAL?

    Only RCTs, CCTs, CBA (controlled before and after) and ITS (interrupted time series) study designs should be marked in your Specialised Register for publication to CENTRAL. Further details are available in the document " Should I publish this to CENT ...
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    2.6 Copyright and records marked for publication in CENTRAL

    Records in your register that are marked for publication will be published in CENTRAL in the Cochrane Library. We do not have blanket permission to republish all material gained from all bibliographic databases, or from other print and electronic media (e ...
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    2.7 Types of Specialised Registers

    There are two main types of Specialised Registers that have been developed by Cochrane Information Specialists:  Study-based  and Report/reference-based. 2.7.1 Study-based Specialised Registers During the ‘life’ of a trial, reports of that trial may be re ...
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    2.8 The relationship of Specialised Registers to editorial processes

    Each Review Group uses their register differently in relation to the editorial process in the production of reviews. Some of the ways that a Specialised Register can be used in the editorial process are: assigning reports and studies to existing reviews a ...
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    3.1 Access to the CRS

    You will need a Cochrane Account username and password to access the CRS. The CRS is web-based, and can be found at Access to the CRS is restricted to Cochrane editorial base staff, however only staff with the role of Information Spec ...
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    3.2 Using the CRS in a Review Group

    Use of the CRS in Review Groups varies according to the Group’s processes. The CRS can be used for any or all of the following tasks, depending on the Group: 1.       To maintain a specialised register 2.       To manage searches for author teams 3.       ...
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    4.2 What databases are scope searches run in?

    The extent of scope searches depends on the sources you have access to and the topic you are searching for. Generally scope searches are run in CENTRAL and MEDLINE as a minimum. They can also be run in Embase, but read the  information on RCTs and CCTs be ...
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    4.3 How often should scope searches be run?

    This will depend on the time you have available, the way your work is organised, and the pace of research in your group’s area. It is advisable to run searches in CENTRAL every month to capture new records. For MEDLINE or other databases, automated alerts ...
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    4.4 What do I do with the results of SR searches?

    As scope searches are very broad, CISs should screen the results and exclude any records that are not within the scope of their group, or are not the correct study design. Once records have been screened, they can be added to your register. How you add th ...