Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group Newsletter

In case you didn’t know, Cochrane has a Rapid Reviews Methods Group.  They have just released their second newsletter, the content of which is below.  To read the full newsletter, click here. Cochrane RRMG at the Global Evidence Summit Cochrane RRMG hosts workshop in Cape Town A panoramic view of rapid reviews Rapid reviews to strengthen health policy and systems Rapid needs appraisal to inform outbreak … Continue reading Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group Newsletter

Evidence Live 2018: Rapid review hackathon

I was at Evidence Live last week to discuss the Community Rapid Review idea.  It was good to see a number of sessions on rapid reviews and in one of those (where I was in the audience) a question was asked relating to comparisons between ‘rapid’ and ‘systematic’ reviews.  I suggested that, for Evidence Live 2018, there should be a RR ‘hack’! At the start … Continue reading Evidence Live 2018: Rapid review hackathon

Evidence Live: Community Rapid Review

The Community Rapid Review idea has been discussed for a while now and the final stage, before we move to production, is coming very soon.  Next week I will be running a workshop at Evidence Live on the idea.  It’ll be an interactive exploration of the thinking behind the idea and will hopefully see some final constructive criticism to guide the final product. If you’re … Continue reading Evidence Live: Community Rapid Review

Workshop on rapid reviews

Text Analysis Tools and Rapid Reviews: Practical Guidance for Advanced Information Retrieval. This is part of the HTAi – Information Retrieval – Preliminary programme for the Pre-Conference Workshop in Rome, Italy, Sunday June 18 2017 Text analysis tools, speakers: Julie Glanville, Associate Director, YHEC (York Health Economics Consortium), University of York, UK Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates Ltd, Oxford, UK and Co-Convenor, Cochrane Information … Continue reading Workshop on rapid reviews

Finalised rapid review workshop outline

The workshop continues to take shape, even the ‘pitch’ to entice the academics to attend: Rapid reviews are becoming increasingly popular and talked about.  This is arguably because systematic reviews are becoming most costly and less usable.  But rapid reviews are an unknown quantity with no agreed methodology; even the term rapid is open to interpretation.  To some, rapid is six months, to other it … Continue reading Finalised rapid review workshop outline

Rapid review workshop outline

I’ve been asked to run an ‘introduction’ to rapid reviews workshop (open only to those in the organisation).  Below is the proposed outline and is liable to change in the next 2-3 weeks. Start. Introduction to rapid reviews.  This will cover the need for speed, the principles of value of information, two types of approaches to rapidity etc. 20 mins, with 10 minutes for questions Examples … Continue reading Rapid review workshop outline

Regulatory Data Workshop, Oxford June 2016

The inclusion of regulatory data is unlikely to speed any evidence review up.  However, it’s a really important topic in considering an evidence synthesis and it’s for that reason I’m highlighting this workshop organised by the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) in Oxford.  Taken from the CEBM website: In this workshop Tom and Kamal will present and discuss some of these issues on the basis of … Continue reading Regulatory Data Workshop, Oxford June 2016