Workshop on Developing a Cochrane Systematic Review

11-13 January, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Application for Cochrane review authors: Workshop on Developing a Cochrane Systematic Review

Course Description:

This workshop guides participants through the steps of developing a systematic review and includes presentations about Cochrane methodology, hands-on practice using the Cochrane’s Review Manager (RevMan) software, and a statistics review session. It is limited to Cochrane Eyes and Vision review authors who have a registered title, protocol, or review in The Cochrane Library. If you are interested in the workshop and completing a Cochrane review but don’t yet have a title, please contact us so we may help you with registering a title.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to – 

  • Describe the steps required to critically appraise original research studies
  • Describe the process used to collect and extract data from reports of original studies
  • Describe the process of analyzing, presenting, and interpreting the results of meta-analyses
  • Enter and analyze data for a systematic review using the Cochrane’s RevMan software
  • Identify and resolve questions and challenges encountered during the completion of a Cochrane systematic review

Who should attend:

  • Cochrane review authors who have a registered title, have published a protocol in The Cochrane Library or who have a protocol approved for publication by a Cochrane Review Group. It is also open to ophthalmologists, optometrists, and vision researchers interested in registering a title with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group.

Please note the following: Please click on the link at the top of the page to apply for the workshop. The application may be completed and submitted online. Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants will be notified of acceptance to the workshop soon after registration.

Daily Schedule: January 11 – January 13, 2017

8:30AM-12:00PM     One-on-one methodological support (by request)

12:00PM-1:15PM     Lunchtime seminars

1:30PM-5:00PM        Classroom instruction

Marie Diener West, PhD
Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD
Kristina Lindsley, MS
Ian Saldanha, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Tsung Yu, ScM
Jimmy Le
Nicole Fusco
Elizabeth Clearfield
Andrew Law




Workshop Registration Fees:
$50 - "Finishing School" (Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group review authors only - use time to work on/complete a review in-progress)

$150 - Registered Cochrane title or protocol,ophthalmologists, optometrists, and vision researchers

Workshop registration fees must be paid no later than 7 calendar days after we notify you of acceptance to the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel your acceptance if fees are not submitted by the deadline.

Cancellation Fees: Cancellation fees are based on the number of calendar days before the start of the workshop and are assessed as follows:

14 to 8 days: 50% of registration fee (50% refunded)
7 days or less: 100% of registration fee (0% refunded)

Workshop fees will be refunded upon acceptance of a Cochrane Systematic Review for publication within 18 months of workshop attendance.

If you have any questions about this workshop please call the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group US Project at +1-410-502-4421 or email