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Diagnostic test accuracy review methods

A single versus multiple cut-off values in meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies
An alternative method for presenting assessments of risk of bias in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies
Meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy could not be replicated
Quality Assessment of Prognostic Accuracy Studies (QUAPAS): an extension of the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS-2) tool for systematic reviews of prognostic test accuracy studies
Using harmonised results of different tests for a single biomarker in test accuracy meta-analysis

Education and training

Development and evaluation of a tool to orient guideline group members
Does level of experience matter when abstracting data for systematic reviews?
Effectiveness of a virtual community of practice to improve professionals’ attitude towards empowering chronic patients: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
How do Cochrane Reviews use information from trial registers? Findings from a cross-sectional audit
Improving diversity in Cochrane through capacity building: what are the challenges in Nigeria?
Using a challenge in Cochrane Crowd to involve medical students in evidence production

Global health and equity (including LMICs perspectives)

'Leaving no-one behind': applying an equity lens to Cochrane Eyes and Vision reviews on cataract
An overview of systematic reviews on mental healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers
Answering the call: responsive evidence generation for guideline developers
Authorship diversity among systematic reviews in eyes and vision
Considering aspects of equity and diversity in the assessment of interventions for improving health literacy in migrants: preliminary results
Sustainable Development Goals and health research: are high-priority health problems being addressed with high-quality studies and with equity?
The landscape of clinical trial activity focusing on indigenous health in Australia from 2008 to 2018
To what extent do Cochrane authors in sub-Saharan Africa conduct and publish non-Cochrane Reviews?

Inclusion of non-randomized designs

A novel approach to evaluate the plausibility of causal relationships from non-randomized studies
How to rate the certainty of prediction modelling studies in a systematic review?

Innovative solutions to challenges of evidence production (including machine learnings, searching algorithms, living meta-analysis)

'To fast or not to fast': Cochrane Nutrition and the Cochrane Fast-track Service join hands to produce a priority nutrition review for WHO
Automatic generation of comprehensive trial registers for specific health conditions
Data reuse, machine learning, and crowdsourcing in Screen4Me: how screening burden can be reduced substantially and reliably
Development of a living database of randomized controlled trials
How the Evidence Synthesis Hackathon supports Open Synthesis and the efficient and rigorous production of systematic reviews
Is it time to trust the robots? The reliability and usability of machine learning tools for screening in systematic reviews
Living systematic reviews: a living ‘how to’ guide
MAG-Net-ise it! How the use of Microsoft Academic Graph with machine learning classifiers can revolutionise study identification for systematic reviews
Step-by-step guidance on conducting prospective meta-analyses
Using RobotReviewer to assist humans in conducting risk of bias assessments—a randomized user study

Investigating bias

'Other bias' in the 'Risk of bias' tool for Cochrane Reviews: a systematic analysis
A multi-method study to explore publication and related bias in health services and delivery research
Agreement in the assessment of systematic reviews with the AMSTAR 2 tool: novice versus expert methodologists
Generalizability of findings from systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the leading general medical journals
Inter-rater reliability, inter-consensus reliability and evaluator burden of ROBINS-E and ROBINS-I: a cross-sectional study
Monte Carlo simulations: an objective tool to identify problematic randomization in Cochrane Reviews
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) 2019 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Reliability and applicability of the revised Cochrane 'Risk of bias' tool for randomized trials (RoB 2)
The reliability, usability, and applicability of tools to appraise quality and risk of bias in systematic reviews: a prospective evaluation of AMSTAR, AMSTAR 2 and ROBIS

Knowledge translation and communicating evidence

A multi-layered approach to base decisions in systematic reviews and the GRADE approach: The Chilean National Guideline Program Case
Co-producing a Cochrane qualitative evidence synthesis: applying real-world perspectives to full-text screening
Cochrane First Aid: a global platform for guideline developers, trainers and laypeople
Development of an evidence-based guideline when evidence is scarce: the importance of a balanced guideline panel
Does the methodological quality of reviews of the effectiveness of strategies and programmes designed to alter behaviours in healthcare influence subsequent citation rates?
Embracing diversity in Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs)
Experience of strengthening Cochrane dissemination and knowledge translation development in China
From a survey on evidence needs to a knowledge translation strategic plan: the case of Cochrane Insurance Medicine
Multi-step evidence synthesis for policymaking processes: a novel methodology to inform large-scale health policies in Chile: The National Plan for Childhood Obesity
The art and science of using evidence in Africa: an evidence map of what we know about evidence use
The use of language methodology for disseminating Cochrane Evidence through Cochrane Corners: Cochrane Rehabilitation experience.
Use of Cochrane Reviews in nationally developed clinical practice guidelines in Latin America
Using the results of systematic reviews, overviews of systematic reviews, and network meta-analyses to inform clinical practice guideline recommendations
Videos to improve Portuguese translations of Cochrane abstracts and Plain language summaries: preliminary results of the Brazilian Quality Project

Network meta-analysis

Effectiveness of desensitizing toothpastes for dentin hypersensitivity: a network meta-analysis
Use of network meta-analysis in guidelines: a retrospective analysis


Epidemiological and reporting characteristics of systematic review updates
Frequency and risk of bias of randomized controlled trials included in Cochrane Oral Health systematic reviews
How well described are the interventions with physical activity in randomized clinical trials?
Impact of the retracted non-Cochrane Review on clinical practice guidelines
Reporting of harms in clinical trials: overview of the adherence to CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Harms 2004
The development and use of a structured instrument for assessing the quality of complex interventions

Overviews, rapid reviews, and other types of evidence synthesis (including maps and scoping reviews)

A review of Cochrane methodology reviews: informing nomenclature, typology and reporting guidelines
A scoping review of prospective meta-analyses in health research
Do Cochrane overviews of reviews reflect upon factors related to health equity?
Evidence and Gap Maps as a tool for research priority setting in India
Graphical representation of overlap degree of primary studies in systematic reviews included in overviews
Methodological issues in rehabilitation research: a scoping review
Methods used for the conduct of rapid reviews on diagnostic tests: a scoping review
Scoping reviews to inform stakeholders and policy makers: an initiative on how to prevent visits to the Emergency Department (ED) among patients with cancer
The Brazilian experience with evidence-informed policy for the National Policy for Biologic Medicines
The perspective of patients living with type 2 diabetes mellitus on self-management interventions: a mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
The perspective of people living with chronic heart failure on self-management interventions: a mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
The perspective of people living with obesity on self-management interventions: a mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
What do patients and their caregivers value on self-management interventions for chronic conditions? A scoping review of systematic reviews for the COMPAR-EU project

Patient or healthcare consumers involvement and shared decision-making

A Patients Included Cochrane Colloquium: embracing diversity, accepting challenge!
Engaging consumers earlier in the Cochrane continuum beginning at priority setting: a project of the US Satellite of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
How mental health experts and patient representatives contribute to the development of a first aid manual for mental health problems
Importance of patient participation at protocol stage and its impact on outcomes – experience from a network meta-analysis with breast cancer patients
Incorporation of patients’ perspective in nationally developed guidelines in Latin America
Involvement of patients in the development of Cochrane protocols, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease survey and a patient blog
Partnering with healthcare consumers during the design and conduct of a systematic review: a case study
Patient engagement in developing core outcome sets for rare paediatric diseases
Patient’s perspective in clinical recommendations: a case study of colorectal cancer guidelines
The ethical, governance and management implications of involving consumers as co-applicants, project team members and co-researchers in health research
The MuSE Consortium: a strategy to equitably engage diverse stakeholders to create guidance for multi-stakeholder engagement in guideline development
Treatment effect sizes vary in randomized trials depending on type of outcome measure

Priority setting

Cochrane Rehabilitation prioritisation exercise based on an external framework reference system
Incorporating patients' preferences in the development of a core outcome set for four chronic conditions: COMPAR-EU project
Is your research answering the questions that patients really see as a priority?
Maximizing diversity and minimizing research waste: research prioritization in PenCLAHRC

Qualitative evidence synthesis methodology

Checklist of the methodological elaboration of an evidence-based health policy brief
Conducting a qualitative evidence synthesis of trial-sibling studies to inform an intervention review: experiences and preliminary results from two Cochrane Reviews
Critical Appraisal of Reviews Using Qualitative Comparative Analyses (CARU-QCA): a tool to critically appraise systematic reviews that use qualitative comparative analysis
Quality assessment tool for the methodology of policy brief for health
Results from an exemplar realist review of advocacy interventions for abused women
Supporting diverse review methods: a protocol and review template for Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care's (EPOC) qualitative evidence syntheses
The development process of a Methodological Guideline for Policy Briefs for Health
Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in diverse ways to explore intervention complexity: how two QCA approaches were valuable within a single review

Searching and information retrieval

A comprehensive handsearch of controlled clinical trials published in otolaryngology journals in Spanish
Achieving evidence interoperability in the computer age: setting evidence on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
Automatic search strategy reformulation interface for systematic reviews
Evaluating Cochrane's centralised search and screening processes: a retrospective analysis of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trial's (CENTRAL) coverage
Identification and quality assessment of controlled clinical trials published in gynecology and obstetrics journals in Andean countries
PRISMA-S: developing a new reporting guideline extension for literature searches
Streamlining living evidence surveillance: a case-study of Stroke Guidelines
Text-mining for diverse review topics: preliminary analysis of a study comparing search strategies developed with and without text-mining tools
Visualising systematic review search strategies to assist information specialists
What useful information does a search summary table provide: a case study from a mixed methods systematic review

Statistical methods (basic and advanced methods not included in other separate categories)

Effect direction in synthesis without meta-analysis: application of Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews of Interventions 2018 guidance
Systematic review of prognostic models for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia - methods and challenges

Understanding and using evidence

Clinical study report use within Cochrane Reviews: recent developments within Cochrane
Controlling for diversity in control groups: assessing control group support and its impact on outcomes in smoking cessation evidence synthesis
Evidence production service to support decision making: a portfolio
PICO+: extending the Cochrane PICO (patient, intervention, comparison, outcome) ontology to encompass diversity of populations, settings and modes of delivery of interventions
Redundant trials: do researchers register clinical trials for outcomes that have a 'high' GRADE evidence rating?
Teaching first aid to African versus Belgian children: how contextualization of the same evidence results in different guidelines
Understanding evidence: machine learning and artificial intelligence in the Human Behaviour-Change Project
User involvement in the recommendation development process to improve guideline adherence