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.
- UPDATE: Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group priority setting exercise feeds into a major funding call in the UK (Nov 2018)
- Providing guidance for setting Cochrane review priorities (Sept 2018)
- Cochrane Skin Group: using priority-setting to better focus editorial base resources (Aug 2018)
- Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group: using the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership model (Feb 2017)
- Incontinence Group: working with guideline developers (Jan 2017)
- Heart Group: targeting consumers on World Heart Day (Dec 2016)
- Sexually Transmitted Infections Group: priority setting in a low/middle income country (Dec 2016)
- Consumers and Communication Group: A wide-ranging consultation process (Nov 2016)
- Tobacco Addiction Group: 20th anniversary prioritization workshop (Oct 2016)
- Prioritization work within Cochrane Review Groups: a series of case studies (Sep 2016)
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, Senior Advisor to the Editor in Chief, Editorial & Methods Department