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The challenges of reviewing science in the XXI century

Saturday 22 October 2011 - 09:00 - 10:30

Systematic reviews are critical for advancing knowledge from what is currently known and practiced. However, methods of reviewing are constantly evolving. There is a requirement to improve our understanding as methods develop and also to consider and explore alternative sources of evidence. Are we ready for reviewing the science of the XXI century?


  • Sophie Hill, Consumer and Communication Cochrane Review  Group,  Australia
  • Graziella  Filipini,  Multiple  Sclerosis  Cochrane Review Group, Italy



  • Geometry of the evidence: retrospective and prospective agenda-wide views of research.
    John Ioannidis, Stanford University
  • New quality standards for Cochrane reviews.
    Julian Higgins, Cochrane Methods Board
  • Patient centered prioritization of research.
    Sally Crowe, James Lind Alliance
  • Incorporating economic perspectives into Cochrane reviews.
    Dawn Craig, Economic Methods Group