Using advanced features in the Cochrane Register of Studies

Topic category Searching and information retrieval
Date and Location
Tuesday 2 October 2012 - 11:00 - 12:30
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Ruth Foxlee (Contact this person) Wounds Group/Cochrane Editorial Unit United Kingdom
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Ruth Foxlee Wounds Group/Cochrane Editorial Unit United Kingdom
Michelle Fiander Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group Canada
Gordon Dooley Metaxis United Kingdom
Douglas Salzwedel Cochrane Hypertension Group Canada
Target audience
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Trials Search Co-ordinators
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Type of workshop
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Abstract text
To allow participants to explore a range of advanced features of the Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS).

The Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS) is the new Specialised Register (SR) management system developed by Metaxis Ltd on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. The CRS is the mandatory mechanism for submitting records to the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), but it also offers new functionality to enhance working practices in relation to SR development and maintenance.

Participants in this practical workshop will have the opportunity to explore a range of CRS features, including advanced search functionality, duplicate identification, and tracking features. There will be an opportunity for participants to discuss issues of concern and to share their ideas and experience of using the CRS. This workshop is aimed at Cochrane group editorial staff who wish to explore the advanced features of the program.