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The updated Cochrane Risk of Bias tool

Topic category Investigating bias
Date and Location
Date: 
Friday 21 October 2011 - 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Bias Methods Group
Contact person
Contact person: 
Lucy-Ann Turner (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Isabelle
Last name: 
Boutron
Affiliation and Country: 
Université Paris Descartes, France
First name: 
David
Last name: 
Moher
Affiliation and Country: 
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
First name: 
Jonathan
Last name: 
Sterne
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Bristol, UK
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Jelena
Last name: 
Savovic
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Bristol, UK
First name: 
Lucy
Last name: 
Turner
Affiliation and Country: 
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
First name: 
Doug
Last name: 
Altman
Affiliation and Country: 
Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Appropriate for all
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:
To provided comprehensive details of the 2010 evaluation for the Risk of Bias (RoB) tool, to summarize subsequent recommendations, to present the current updated version of the tool, and to give participants a forum in which they ask questions and give feedback.

Description:
With the aim of improving the methodological and practical usability of the Cochrane RoB tool, an extensive year-long evaluation by an international team of experts was completed in 2010. This workshop will provide a forum to disseminate the methods, findings and resulting recent and pending updates to the Collaboration’s RoB tool. As a result of the evaluation a detailed list of short-, medium- and long-term development objectives for the tool was created. The short-term goals have been implemented, and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and RevMan have been updated to reflect the changes. This workshop will allow for Collaboration-wide access for discussion and guidance on how to use the updated tool, for outstanding questions to be answered, and for future medium- and long-term goals for the improvement of the tool to be disseminated. This workshop will be presented using PowerPoint slides and discussion with participants will be encouraged.