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The Cochrane Collaboration have a deserved reputation for producing high quality systematic reviews, and review authors are expected to make a commitment to maintaining their reviews. They would be first to admit, however, that updating is a continual and ever-increasing challenge for Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) in the context of a rapidly changing information environment. Is there some way in which a centralised unit can support the CRGs to keep at least their most important reviews up-to-date?
Bazian are working with the Cochrane Editorial Unit, the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the UK Cochrane Centre on a project, funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research, aimed at exploring the answer to this question, entitled “Fit for purpose: centralised updating support for high priority Cochrane Reviews”. There are three main strands to the project:
We’re really excited to be working on this project. Cochrane are of course a huge player in the world of evidence based medicine, and ensuring that their reviews are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of frontline professionals and healthcare payors will help ensure best practice and improved health outcomes for all.