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Updating Cochrane Reviews: findings of an NHS engagement project and future updating options

Topic category Editorial processes and supporting review authors
Date and Location
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
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Rachel Marshall (Contact this person)
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Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
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Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
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Cochrane Editorial Unit, UK
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Co-ordinating Editors, Managing Editors and Trial Search Co-ordinators
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Abstract text
Objectives: 1)To describe the findings of a project exploring strategies for delivering updated Cochrane Reviews. 2)To discuss updating strategies for the Cochrane Collaboration.
Description: Between 1/7/2010 and 15/4/2011, the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) managed a centralised updating support system involving six Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs). Each CRG was offered a specified amount of time to assist with updating <5 priority Cochrane Reviews. The updating tasks were performed by the CEU, Bazian the Canadian Centre and Network project team, and a free lance reviewer. The findings of this project will be presented at this workshop. Participants will be invited to comment on the findings, and to consider: What incentives for updating are feasible and effective? What efficiencies of scale can be identified that would improve the efficiency of updating? How can duplication of effort be minimised? What level of costs and human resources would be required to meet the goal of “all Cochrane Reviews fit for purpose by the end of 2011”? This project was funded by the NIHR Cochrane – NHS Engagement Award Scheme (project number 10/4000/01). The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Health.