Cochrane Workshops 2019

Introduction to Cochrane Methodology, May 20-24th, Lund University

The course is mainly aimed at PhD students from the Faculty of Medicine at Danish and Swedish universities but is open for everyone to join. 

This 40-hour course will cover the following topics and also include self-tuition with Cochrane Interactive Learning.

Course content

  • Introduction to conducting systematic reviews
  • Writing the review protocol
  • Searching for studies
  • Selecting studies and collecting data
  • Introduction to study quality and risk of bias
  • Analysing the data
  • Interpreting the findings
  • Reporting the review

Teaching forms 
Lectures, Cochrane Interactive Learning platform, discussions and teamwork. 

Active participation in discussions, Cochrane Interactive Learning online modules and teamwork. 

Lund University, Sweden

- For PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine (from Swedish Universities or Copenhagen): Free participation.
- For other participants: 1500 SEK (approximately 145 euros). Fill in your information for your invoice here before 15 April 2019; payment is due by 30 April 2019.

How to register
Please register on the Lund University website:

You can find a list of literature and other relevant information about the course via Lund University's course description. 

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.)