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Structured peer review of search strategies for systematic reviews: PRESSforum and the PRESS checklist

Topic category Searching and information retrieval
Date and Location
Date: 
Thursday 20 October 2011 - 11:15 - 12:45
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Douglas Salzwedel (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Douglas
Last name: 
Salzwedel
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Hypertension Group, Canada
First name: 
Carol
Last name: 
Lefebvre
Affiliation and Country: 
UK Cochrane Centre, UK
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Jessie
Last name: 
McGowan
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Ottawa, Canada
First name: 
Margaret
Last name: 
Sampson
Affiliation and Country: 
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada
Target audience
Target audience: 
Trials Search Coordinators and other information specialists
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Restricted
Level of knowledge required: 
Intermediate
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
To introduce Trials Search Coordinators (TSCs) and other information specialists to the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) checklist, a structured reviewing technique for peer review of systematic review search strategies and to PRESSforum. This workshop will focus on the practical aspects of peer reviewing electronic search strategies.

Description:
The workshop will include a demonstration of PRESSforum, the website designed to allow TSCs and other information specialists to submit their systematic review search strategies for peer review. Participants will learn how to use the PRESS checklist and have an opportunity to practice a search strategy for peer review as well as to perform a constructive peer review for a fellow workshop participant. This workshop will be of interest to TSCs and other information specialists who wish to improve their search strategy peer reviewing skills and those who wish to contribute to and benefit from an online forum for peer review of electronic search strategies for systematic reviews.