Using the Cochrane Register of Studies to studify your Specialised Register

Topic category Searching and information retrieval
Date and Location
Wednesday 3 October 2012 - 07:30 - 08:45
Contact persons and facilitators
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Michelle Fiander (Contact this person) Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group Canada
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
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Trials Search Co-ordinators
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Abstract text
To familiarise participants with the features of the Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS) that will assist them in creating a study-based register.

The CRS is the new Specialised Register (SR) management system developed by Metaxis Ltd on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. It offers new functionality to enhance working practices in relation to SR maintenance.

In this workshop we will explore some of the features available in the CRS that will help groups who wish to ‘studify’ their registers. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and customise the inbuilt algorithms for matching references to studies. They will learn how to create and populate a study record manually and from a trials registry. They will also explore the mechanism for automatically creating study/reference links based on existing Cochrane Reviews. There will be an opportunity to discuss the practical challenges around creating a study-based register. This workshop is aimed at Cochrane group editorial staff who currently maintain their group’s reference-based registers and would like to convert them to study-based registers.