Cochrane Library Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser and Toby Lasserson, presented to a large group of international journalists as part of the Wiley Science Talks webinar. This webinar series, supported by the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists, provides educational webinars for journalists around the world.
Karla and Toby’s presentation, entitled “Understanding Health Evidence—A COVID-19 Case Study” introduced Cochrane, explained what systematic reviews are, and shared what makes Cochrane Systematic Reviews unique. They then presented an overview of Cochrane’s response to COVID-19 and shared a case study focusing on the quarantine rapid review. Using this review, they showed journalists what conclusions could be drawn from the study, how a well-written article about the review could be constructed, and the importance of keeping study results in context.
Overview of Cochrane
What's Cochrane? What's a systematic review? How do we ensure high standards of Cochrane reviews?
Fast Tracked Reviews
How does Cochrane ensure the quality of the systematic reviews? How is Cochrane supporting priority COVID-19 research questions?
Cochrane's Evidence Ecosystem
How was Cochrane well-placed to respond to COVID-19? What's next for Cochrane's work on COVID-19? What is Cochrane's Evidence Ecosystem?