Spotlight on... IRMG

Spotlight on... Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)
Spotlight on... Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)

This is a collection of resources compiled for the 'A day with... Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)' virtual event on 22 October 2020.

All the resources listed below are freely accessible at any time before, during and after the event. Additionally, we are offering special free access to the Cochrane Interactive Learning module 3: Searching for studies from October 8th until November 5th 2020 (see section below).


Cochrane Handbook

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is the official guide that describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions.


Cochrane Interactive Learning

Module 3: Searching for studies *Freely available from October 8th until November 5th 2020.*

Part of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course on Conducting an Intervention Review, this module covers the importance of a rigorous and systematic approach to searching for studies. In this module you will learn how to plan and design a search, choose sources for identifying published and unpublished studies, and how to manage and report the process.


Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group website

The website of the IRMG includes information about the group, a list of key publications and official documents, training and other resources and contact information.


Cochrane Information Specialist's Handbook

This online resource is for Cochrane Information Specialists (CIS) and includes chapters on the role of CISs, specialized registers, the Cochrane Register of Studies, handsearching, author support, communication, professional development, PICO annotation, and other topics.


Cochrane Information Specialist's Support

CIS Support provides induction training, ongoing training, and support to all Cochrane Information Specialist (CISs) in all aspects of their role within a Cochrane Group.