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A Cochrane conversation on using systematic reviews



June 29, 2 p.m. ET

In the era of big data, some think that all you need for a systematic review is enough data. Not true, say Cochrane experts, who apply a rigorous methodology to their systematic reviews to minimize bias and produce more reliable, higher quality research findings. Journalists who attend this webinar will learn:

  • The difference between a study, a review, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews

  • What’s so great about systematic reviews

  • How to read a systematic review and evaluate its quality

  • What to care about in the summary of findings table

  • How to report on a systematic review to help your readers make informed health decisions

  • Cochrane's protocol for assessing health evidence and how it compares to others'.

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Slides (892 KB .pdf)

Lisa Bero

Tara Haelle

Professor Lisa Bero is a researcher in evidence-based health care and is internationally known for her studies on the integrity of clinical and basic research evidence that is used to influence health policy. She is affiliate professor, University of Sydney, where she founded the multidisciplinary Evidence, Policy and Influence Collaborative at the Charles Perkins Centre, focusing on bias and its influence on the integrity of research. She is a professor of medicine and public health and chief scientist, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado. She has contributed to Cochrane as an author, editor, center director, and member and co-chair of Cochrane’s Governing Board, and is currently senior editor, research integrity. She is also a longtime contributor to the work of the World Health Organization, including serving as a member of the Guideline Review Committee, and as chair of the Essential Medicines Committee.