Prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups

Awareness of the evidence needs of external stakeholders is vital to Cochrane – both to maximize use of our own scarce resources, and to align priorities to ensure that our Cochrane Reviews meet stakeholder needs. The Cochrane Editorial Unit has been working with Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) to gather information about their prioritization work and to share stories of good practice that may be useful to other CRGs. We are documenting the prioritization efforts of some CRGs in a series of posts on the Community Blog.

Prioritization work within Cochrane Review Groups: a series of case studies

Tobacco Addiction Group: 20th anniversary prioritization workshop

Consumers and Communication Group: A wide-ranging consultation process

Sexually Transmitted Infections Group: priority setting in a low/middle income country

Heart Group: targeting consumers on World Heart Day

Incontinence Group: working with guideline developers

Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group: using the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership model

This initiative is tied to the development of the Cochrane Priority Review List which is explained in more detail on the Prioritization list project page. If you’d like more information about Cochrane prioritization work or would like to get involved, please contact us.

Project contact: Ruth Foxlee, Information Specialist, Cochrane Editorial Unit