A day with... IRMG

 A day with… Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)
A day with… Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)

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... [To be launched on the day]

Watch a brief video introducing the IRMG, its people, its work and find out ways to get involved.


SPOTLIGHT ON... [Coming soon]

A collection of online resources compiled for the day. In addition 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]

13:00 UTC, [check the time in your time zoneSign up here

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.

Presentation 1:
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)
Presentation 2:
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 4:  Searching for and selecting studies – guidance on selecting studies
Presentation 3:
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 21:  Qualitative evidence – guidance on searching for qualitative evidence
Presentation 4:
Cochrane Handbook Chapter 19:  Adverse effects – guidance on searching for adverse effects
Carol Lefebvre
IRMG Lead Convenor and lead author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
Julie Glanville
IRMG Co-convenor and co-author of the Searching for and selecting studies chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
Andrew Booth
IRMG member and co-author of the Qualitative evidence chapter of the Cochrane Handbook
Su Golder
IRMG member and co-author of the Adverse effects chapter of the Cochrane Handbook

AN HOUR WITH... [Live]

Session 1: 07:00 UTC, [check the time in your time zoneSign up here
Session 2: 15:00 UTC, [check the time in your time zoneSign up here

Two 60-minute online sessions, focusing less on presentations and more on Methods Group experts directly answering and discussing questions submitted by the community.

Find out more and submit a question

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: #adaywithIRMG


If you have any questions about participating in 'A day with... IRMG' contact us at support@cochrane.org