Trials Search Co-ordinators and the IMS

Topic category Information and communication technology
Date and Location
Monday 1 October 2012 - 13:30 - 15:00
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Gail Higgins (Contact this person) Cochrane Renal Group Australia
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Lynn Hampson Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group United Kingdom
Gail Higgins Cochrane Renal Group Australia
Other contributors
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Cochrane Anaesthesia Group, Denmark
Target audience
Target audience: 
Trials Search Co-ordinators
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Type of workshop
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Abstract text
• To enhance Trials Search Co-ordinators' (TSCs) skills in using the Cochrane Information Management System (IMS) - Archie and RevMan 5 - optimally in their work.
• To offer a forum for discussing future improvements to the IMS that could aid the work of TSCs.

This workshop will cover a range of ways TSCs can use Archie and RevMan 5 in the Cochrane review writing process. Through demonstrations, hands-on exercises and discussions, the topics will include: the life cycle of a Cochrane review in RevMan5 and Archie from the TSCs' perspective; Archie for TSC; TSC input into reviews; and the impact of workflows and the Cochrane Register of Studies. There will also be an opportunity to discuss what TSCs would like future developments of the IMS to cover.