Comparison of protocols and registry entries to published reports for systematic reviews

To assess the reporting of systematic reviews by reviewing research that used cohorts of reviews to compare the content of the published reports of these reviews with the information stated in:

  • their protocols, or
  • their entries in a registry.

To assess whether these differences are related to the characteristics of the systematic reviews, such as source of funding, Cochrane or non-Cochrane Review, or the statistical significance of results.

This is a protocol.

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