Workshop 2019

Cochrane Workshops 2019

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 address is Segerfalksalen, Sölvegatan 17, 223 62 Lund.

The schedule for the workshop can be found here.

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).

Registration is now closed for this workshop. The next Introduction to Cochrane Methodology Workshop will be in May 2020. If you would like information about this workshop, then please contact Project Coordinator Petra Kullander.

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

Cochrane Workshop: Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies Workshop - Lund, 21-22 January 2020

This 2-day workshop is targeted at people who need to make decisions about diagnostic tests. It forms a coherent basis for systematically reviewing, analysing and interpreting diagnostic evidence. 

Target audience
The workshop is directed to review authors, healthcare workers, clinicians, researchers (statisticians and epidemiologists), guideline developers and policymakers, who wish to know more about systematically reviewing and understanding diagnostic evidence.

Prerequisites for workshop participants

  • Basic knowledge of the methodology and statistical analysis of primary studies of diagnostic test accuracy. 
  • Familiarity with the methodology and conduct of systematic reviews.

More information about the workshop and how to register

Cochrane Sweden is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a 1-week course on Cochrane Methodology from the 11-15 May 2020. The course is mainly aimed at PhD students from the Faculty of Medicine, 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 2020; payment is due by 30 April 2020.

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.