Cochrane Workshops 2019

Preparation and completion of a Cochrane review

The aim of the workshop is to facilitate participants in preparing a protocol, carrying out the review process, and writing up the review manuscript. The main focus will be on preparing the protocol.
The workshop is open to people who have registered a title with a Cochrane review group (see: How to get involved). The course material for this workshop is the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.

When registering, please submit a protocol outline of at least 1 A-4 page and send it by e-mail to Please also state the name of the review group.

The rationale behind and the main characteristics of a Cochrane protocol will be discussed briefly at the workshop. We have allotted the remaining day to a detailed discussion of the individual participants' protocols.

Deadline for registration is four weeks before the workshop.

Register online

Dates for 2019:
9 October at 10 am

The Nordic Cochrane Centre 
Rigshospitalet, Dept 7811 
Tagensvej 22 
1st floor 
2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

(See Contact us for directions.)

Introduction to Cochrane Methodology Workshop - Lund, 20-21 November 2019

Cochrane Sweden, Cochrane Norway and Cochrane Nordic welcome you to a 2-day workshop on basic Cochrane Methodology.

Location: The workshop will be held at the University of Lund, Sweden. The exact venue details will be announced later.

Participant criteria: The workshop is primarily aimed at health professionals, researchers and academics with an interest in healthcare research but is also open for anyone to join. The level is basic and prior experience from conducting systematic reviews is not a requirement.

Objectives: The workshop will provide an introduction on practical and methodological issues of how to prepare a Cochrane systematic review of the effects of interventions. Topics will include;

  • How to register a Cochrane title
  • Research question and PICO
  • Structure and importance of the protocol
  • Search strategy
  • Interpretation of results and meta-analysis
  • Risk of bias assessment
  • Challenges that evidence-based medicine is facing

Format: The workshop will use a combination of lectures, small group learning based on worked examples, and plenary discussion. Participants will also be provided with a short reading list in advance of the workshop. The workshop will be taught in English.

Participant fee: 2000 SEK (approximately 190 euros). The workshop is free for authors of Cochrane reviews (the Title has to be registered on Archie).

REGISTER HERE within 30th September 2019. In October you will receive additional information.

Contact: For more information about the course please see Contact us.