126.96.36.199 Process in the event of serious errors in published Cochrane Reviews
The Cochrane Collaboration has robust, open and methodologically mature processes aimed at ensuring that Cochrane Reviews provide the best available evidence of the effects of healthcare interventions. These include documented methodologies, good training, internal and external peer review, an open feedback system, and a willingness to embrace continuous improvement.
However, it can be expected that, despite these best endeavours, flaws may appear in Cochrane Reviews from time to time. Most of these flaws will be relatively minor, but may occasionally be more severe (and this process arises from a single incident in the first eleven years of the Collaboration’s history).
This document describes the procedure to be followed in the event of a serious error being found in a Cochrane Review.