What is a Cochrane Review Group?
Preparation and maintenance of Cochrane Reviews is the responsibility of Cochrane Review Groups. Each group has an 'editorial base' where a small group of people support the production of Cochrane Reviews. These groups focus on particular areas of health (for example, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Schizophrenia, Tobacco Addiction). Just under half of the 53 Cochrane Review Groups have editorial bases in the UK, 6800 (34%) of the 20,000 authors of Cochrane reviews and nearly 28% of all participants in Cochrane are based here.
Review groups within the UK
- Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma
- Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders
- Common Mental Disorders
- Dementia and Cognitive Improvement
- Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems
- Effective Practice and Organisation of Care
- Eyes and Vision
- Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers
- Infectious Diseases
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Oral Health
- Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Tobacco Addiction
Review groups outside of the UK
- Acute Respiratory Infections
- Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care
- Breast Cancer
- Childhood Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Consumers and Communication
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Fertility Regulation
- Haematological Malignancies
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders
- Lung Cancer
- Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System
- Public Health
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases
What is a Cochrane Methods Group?
Whenever possible, training for people preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews is based on the results of empirical research. Such methodological research is the focus of individuals who have come together in Cochrane methods groups. These are tackling a wide variety of issues ranging from statistical methods to information retrieval.
Methods group within the UK
- Adverse Effects
- Agenda and Priority Setting
- Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis
- Information Retrieval
- Non-Randomized Studies
- Qualitative and Implementation
Methods groups outside of the UK
- Applicability and Recommendations
- Comparing Multiple Interventions
- Patient Reported Outcomes
- Prospective Meta-Analysis
- Screening and Diagnostic Tests
What is a Cochrane Field and Network?
Cochrane Reviews may also be enhanced by input from people whose primary interest (fields) is not individual or specific health problems, but aspects of health care, such as its setting (for example, primary health care) or a class of intervention (for example, complementary medicine) or a category of health service user (for example, older people).
The Consumer Network provides information and a forum for networking among consumers (many of whom are patients) and a liaison point for consumer groups around the world.