A Special Virtual Colloquium Edition of the Cochrane Library app showing selected Cochrane Reviews with a global perspective, employing diverse methodologies.
This special issue includes 15 selected Cochrane Reviews with a global perspective, employing diverse methodologies (including an overview; a network meta-analysis; a mixed-methods review, a diagnostic test accuracy review, and one employing qualitative methods). Several articles include accompanying podcasts.
Hello, and welcome to a Special Virtual Colloquium Edition of the Cochrane Library app.
Cochrane aims to be an inclusive organization, and the theme of the 2019 Cochrane Virtual Colloquium is ‘diversity’. Its aims include: increasing Cochrane’s relevance to different audiences making healthcare decisions in varied settings; building new partnerships and relationships with difficult-to-reach audiences; growing the global Cochrane community; and advancing relevant methodological discussions to make Cochrane Reviews more relevant.
At the Colloquium, originally scheduled for October 2019 in Santiago, Chile, the Cochrane community intended to explore ways for Cochrane to address challenges associated with creating and disseminating diverse evidence for diverse users in many areas. Among these are how to inform complex health decisions with diverse types of evidence reviews (qualitative evidence, mixed methods evidence, etc); reaching non-English-speaking audiences; and exploring ways of disseminating evidence from Cochrane Reviews.
With these objectives in mind, we present this special edition of the Cochrane Library app presenting recent Cochrane evidence. We have selected Cochrane Reviews with a global perspective and employing diverse methodology (including an overview; a network meta-analysis; a mixed-methods review, a diagnostic test accuracy review, and one employing qualitative methods). We have also included some reviews with associated podcasts, translated into several languages. Most of the included reviews also have abstracts translated into multiple languages.
Our typical monthly editions of the app feature a hand‐picked selection of Cochrane systematic reviews, abridged to provide the best possible mobile reading experience. You can create your own special themed collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues in the app on topics such as occupational health by using the app’s Bookmark feature.
The title page for every review included in this and previous issues includes a link to the full version of the review available on the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com