Cochrane and related training for November and December, 2014

shutterstock_65208001Here are the latest available training courses and workshops. Follow the links for more!

Cochrane Author Training Workshop
When: 7 – 9 November 2014
Where: London, Ontario, Canada

Take this three-day session to learn the basic skills of conducting a Cochrane Review. Topics include protocols, setting your question, literature searching, study selection, assessing bias, data and analysis, formulating conclusions, and a hands-on session with the Review Manager (RevMan) software.

Review Completion Workshop
When: 10 – 14 November 2014
Where: Melbourne, Australia

Review completion workshops are designed to provide dedicated time and support to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the Australasian Cochrane Centre for a week to work on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support. In addition to dedicated working time, the workshop will be tailored to individual author’s learning needs, and may provide teaching and discussion on assessing the eligibility of studies, data collection, assessing risk of bias, using the Review Manager software, statistical analysis, interpreting results and drafting the final review.

Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review
When: 17 – 21 November 2014
Where: Vellore, India

This workshop is meant for those who have a registered title with a Cochrane Review Group, or are working on a registered protocol. During this workshop, participants will be helped to develop and write a draft protocol for their review, and learn to use RevMan 5 and Grade Pro software.

Writing the Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review
When: 20 November 2014
Where; Leuven, Belgium

This course is intended for health care professionals or researchers who are intending to write a Cochrane review, or have an interest in learning more about the methodology. It is also open to people who already have a title registered with a Cochrane Review Group or are working on a registered protocol.

Analysis Methods for Systematic Reviews
When: 26 November 2014
Where: Manchester, UK

This workshop is designed to target authors who have spent time working on their systematic review, are in the process of (or have just finished) study selection, and are now thinking about their analysis. This day enables authors to think through the appropriateness of their data collection form, and goes into further detail about analysis methods and models, and exploring heterogeneity.

Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review
When: 1 – 3 December 2014
Where: Penang, Malaysia

This is a three-day course. It begins with an introduction to the Cochrane Collaboration and a brief overview of the format of a protocol for a systematic review. A mixture of presentations and small group activities gives participants the opportunity to develop and refine their own protocols. This workshop also covers formulating clinical questions, locating studies, appraising risk of bias and writing the methods section of a protocol.

Standards for the Conduct of New Systematic Reviews of Interventions
When: 4 December 2014
Where: Cairo, Egypt

This course takes a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a new Cochrane Review to answer a question about the effects of an intervention. The course is built on the Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR). The documents associated with the MECIR form a major step forward aimed at ensuring that both researchers and editorial teams have a shared understanding of the expectations of conduct and reporting for reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).

Introduction to Writing a Cochrane Review
When: 10 – 12 December 2014
Where: Sydney, Australia

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.