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A Conversation on Standards for the Conduct of Systematic Reviews

Topic category Other methods for preparing systematic reviews
Date and Location
Fecha: 
Viernes 21 Octubre 2011 - 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Christopher Schmid (Contact this person)
Facilitators
NombreApellidoAffiliation and Country
Nombre: 
Christopher
Apellido: 
Schmid
Affiliation and Country: 
Tufts University, USA
Nombre: 
Jeremy
Apellido: 
Grimshaw
Affiliation and Country: 
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Nombre: 
Mark
Apellido: 
Helfand
Affiliation and Country: 
Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Nombre: 
David
Apellido: 
Tovey
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Collaboration, UK
Nombre: 
Rachel
Apellido: 
Churchill
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Collaboration, UK
Other contributors
NombreApellidoAffiliation and Country
Nombre: 
Sally
Apellido: 
Morton
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Pittsburgh
Nombre: 
Jesse
Apellido: 
Berlin
Affiliation and Country: 
Johnson and Johnson, USA
Nombre: 
Kay
Apellido: 
Dickersin
Affiliation and Country: 
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Target audience
Target audience: 
Co-ordinating editors, managing editors, trials search co-ordinators, consumers, authors, knowledge users
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: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Clinical Effectiveness Research proposes a rigorous approach to systematic reviews and meta-analysis that should be applied, at a minimum, to reviews funded by the US public (e.g. Evidence Based Practice Centers (EPCs)). The standards, released in March 2011, include detailed recommendations on issues such as assembling a team, ensuring stakeholder input, constructing analytic frameworks, minimizing bias and obtaining feedback on draft reports. The standards build on guidance from The Cochrane Collaboration, the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and US EPCs. The workshop will describe the IOM standards and development process and compare the resulting standards against current Cochrane guidance to foster discussion about optimal methods of conducting systematic reviews.

Description:Members of the IOM Committee (Schmid, Dickersin and Grimshaw) will describe the development process and compare the standards with current Cochrane guidance. Churchill and Tovey will describe current Cochrane guidance and ongoing initiatives to improve quality of reviews. Followed by group discussion.