Our research

The main aim of the Nordic Cochrane Centre’s research is to find out whether interventions in healthcare provide meaningful benefits to people that exceed their harms. We identify and assess the scientific literature in a systematic way and publish our results in so-called systematic reviews, which may help people make evidence-based decisions about healthcare interventions.

Most of our research concerns randomised trials and meta-analyses of trials, but we also conduct and evaluate observational studies and qualitative studies, and we contribute to improving the methods used in clinical research.

Currently, our main research areas are:

Main research interests

  • Cochrane reviews
  • Bias in clinical trials and observational research
  • Bias in information to the public
  • How to access, extract and use raw data in reviews
  • Guidelines for good reporting of research
  • National clinical guidelines
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Screening
  • Minimally relevant clinical difference