Review Completion Course from the UK Cochrane Centre – 26-30 March 2012

The UK Cochrane Centre is offering a short course for authors who are keen to complete their review but would benefit from dedicated research time, expertise on hand to resolve individual problems and taught sessions on specific aspects of review preparation.

The aim of the course is to help authors who are finding it difficult to complete their review. It will assist them to overcome the blocks that are preventing progress, and to prepare a first draft of their completed review for submission to their Cochrane Review Group.

The course will comprise of group discussion sessions, one-to-one support, group taught sessions and individual work time.

To be eligible for the course, authors must be either based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, or in one of the countries for which the UK Cochrane Centre is the reference centre (Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, UAE or Yeman). They must also have a protocol published within the Cochrane Library.

By the start date of the course, participants should have agreed their search strategy with their Review Group’s Trials Search Co-ordinator, and already have retrieved the necessary trial papers.

The course will run over five days, starting at lunch time on Monday 26th March and finishing at lunch time on Friday, 30th March. Places are limited to 9 people so book now! It will take place at the UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford.

The course is free of charge, but accommodation and travel to Oxford will have to be arranged and funded by the participants. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Further information and an application form can be obtained from Carly Toop (

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 24th February.