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Marilyn Walsh is a Canadian consumer reviewer with the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and is involved with the Canadian Spondylitis Association-Ontario Chapter and Canadian Patient Partners in Arthritis. Here she reflects on her recent experiences at the 2013 Cochrane Colloquium in Québec City.
Cross-posted from the Cochrane Consumer Blog
Mona Nasser is a Clinical Lecturer in Evidence Based Dentistry with Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry and affiliated researcher with the Cognition Institute (Plymouth University). In The Cochrane Collaboration, she is co-convenor of the Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group and represents authors on the Collaboration’s Steering Group. Her main research interests are around systematic reviews, research priority setting methodology and clinical decision making in the dental environment.
David Tovey is the Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library, and has been working with the Collaboration in this role since 2009. Gavin Stewart works with Wiley Publishing as Associate Editor for The Cochrane Library. In this post, they discuss the annual release of the Journal Impact Factor and its ramifications for the work of producing Cochrane Reviews.
Is there value in making author contact when determining risk of bias in a Cochrane Systematic Review?
Helen Atherton is a Research Fellow in the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, and a Cochrane author with the Consumers and Communication Review Group. She is a health services researcher and her main research interest is in eHealth, particularly the use of information and communitcations technology (ICT) in healthcare delivery. In this post she discusses the value of author contact in assessing risk of bias of studies included in Cochrane Reviews.