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Commenting on a Cochrane plain language summary

Topic category Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location
Date: 
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Gill Gyte (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Gill
Last name: 
Gyte
Affiliation and Country: 
Consumer Editor, UK
First name: 
Shirley
Last name: 
Manknell
Affiliation and Country: 
Consumer, UK
First name: 
Dell
Last name: 
Horey
Affiliation and Country: 
Editor, Australia
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Liz
Last name: 
Wager
Affiliation and Country: 
Freelance medical writer, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Consumers and other referees
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
The aim of the workshop is to help people comment on Cochrane plain language summaries through the use of a checklist.

Description:
Plain language summaries are probably the most widely read part of a Cochrane review, and commenting on them as part of the refereeing process is, therefore, important work. This workshop will progress the work begun at a similar workshop held at the 15th Annual Meeting of UK and Ireland Contributors to The Cochrane Collaboration in Cardiff in March 2010. Participants at the Cardiff workshop began to develop a checklist of questions for commenting on Cochrane plain language summary, addressing both content and style. The checklist was further refined by email discussions and a further workshop. Participants at the present workshop will be able to use this checklist on two Cochrane plain language summaries and provide comments on the checklist. Participants will be able to contribute to the evaluation of the checklist and to any modifications they feel are appropriate. The checklist will then be discussed in a wider forum and, if considered appropriate, it will be made available more widely.