Introduction to writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods - Westmead, Sydney, Australia

This three-day workshop is designed for authors of intervention reviews who wish to follow Cochrane methods. The workshop provides authors with a comprehensive overview of the methods required to write a protocol and get started on the review.

The workshop is suitable for people with little or no experience in systematic reviews who have identified a topic and are either already working on or are about to start working on a review.

  • Day 1 focuses on writing the protocol and covers defining the question, eligibility criteria, searching for studies, and assessing the risk of bias (critical appraisal) of included studies.
  • Day 2 continues with a risk of bias practical, an introduction to meta-analysis and the common data types encountered in systematic reviews, and how to use Cochrane’s review support and authoring tools (RevMan and Covidence),
  • Day 3 examines how to recognise more complex study designs and data types, and how to explore and interpret results.

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Westmead,  Sydney, Australia

Course fee:

This workshop is provided free of charge to Cochrane authors thanks to the Centre's core funding from the Australian Government through the National Health and Medical Research Council. For non-Cochrane authors the workshop cost is $770 ($550 for full-time students).