We are delighted to announce 'A day with...', a new series of virtual events for anyone interested in systematic review methodology and the work of Cochrane Methods Groups. Whether you are new to systematic review methodology or an advanced-level learner, these virtual events will be an opportunity for you to meet and learn from colleagues from different Methods Groups, with a variety of online events happening throughout the day.
On this page, you can find out all about the first of these events: A day with…Information Retrieval Methods Group which is taking place on Thursday 22 October 2020. You can sign up to join us for a session on latest methodological developments, pose a challenging methods question for one of our experts, explore some of the free learning that is available, or take part in Twitter chats on the day.
There’s something here for everyone and we do hope that you will join us in taking part in A day with…Information Retrieval Methods Group.
PROGRAMME (22 October 2020)
MEET THE GROUP...
Watch a brief video introducing the IRMG, its people, its work and find out ways to get involved.
SPOTLIGHT ON... [Available from October 8th until November 5th 2020]
A collection of online resources compiled for the day. As part of the collection, we are offering special free access to the Cochrane Interactive Learning module 3: Searching for studies from October 8th until November 5th 2020.
WHAT'S NEW... [Live]
A 90-min live session with a series of brief presentations and Q&A, focusing on guidance on searching for and selecting studies in various sections of the newly revised Cochrane Handbook.
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 4: Searching for and selecting studies – introduction, overview of what’s new and how it now ties in with Cochrane Review conduct standards (MECIR)
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 4: Searching for and selecting studies – guidance on selecting studies
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 21: Qualitative evidence – guidance on searching for qualitative evidence
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 19: Adverse effects – guidance on searching for adverse effects
IRMG Lead Convenor and lead author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
IRMG Co-convenor and co-author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
IRMG member and co-author of the Qualitative evidence chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
IRMG member and co-author of the Adverse effects chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
AN HOUR WITH... [Live]
Two 60-minute online panel sessions, focusing less on presentations and more on Methods Group experts directly discussing and answering questions submitted by the community.
Panel of experts:
- Bernadette Coles, IRMG Co-ordinator and Cochrane Information Specialist
- Julie Glanville, IRMG Co-convenor and co-author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
- Carol Lefebvre, IRMG Lead Convenor and lead author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
- Anne Littlewood, IRMG member, co-author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook, Cochrane Information Specialist and Cochrane Information Specialists' Executive Co-convenor
- Alison Weightman, IRMG Co-convenor
THE FLOOR IS OPEN... [Live on the day]
We'll be running a Twitter chat during the event, providing opportunities for the community to interact with the Methods Group, raise and discuss methodological and other relevant issues and questions: #adaywithCochraneIRMG
If you have any questions about participating in 'A day with... IRMG' contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org