Timetable and registration

Cochrane Australia runs workshops throughout the year to support current and prospective Cochrane authors, as well as others involved in systematic reviews of interventions. Our core three-day workshop 'Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods' is free of charge to registered Cochrane authors but attracts a fee for authors of non-Cochrane reviews ($770 standard; $550 full-time students). Find out more about each workshop by following the relevant registration or information link.

In October 2019, the second edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions was published. The updated guidance has been meticulously planned and brings together the latest methods and empirical research to help reviewers produce the most reliable and useful evidence synthesis. Some of the key changes include the new risk of bias tool for randomised trials, practical guidance on planning and preparing for synthesis, and synthesising and presenting results when meta-analysis is not possible. In tandem with these methods developments, RevMan (the program Cochrane uses to produce its reviews) is transitioning to a web-based version during 2020. The three-day introductory course will incorporate these changes.

In addition to our standard workshops, in 2020 we are pleased to offer our first workshop on how to conduct a qualitative evidence synthesis following Cochrane methods (26-27 March, Melbourne). 

Timetable for 2020

For more information about the content of these workshops, please refer to the descriptions on our Workshops page. For information about workshops offered internationally, visit Cochrane workshops. Cochrane also offers a range of online learning options, including regular webinars and a 10-module interactive learning course, visit Cochrane Training.

If the workshop you wish to attend is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the Cochrane Australia training team at training@cochrane.org.au.

Dates for 2020WorkshopLocationLinks 
26 February
Using the GRADE approach to summarise evidence for policy and practice
Melbourne
26-27 March
Qualitative evidence synthesis and GRADE-CERQual
Melbourne
Postponed to 3-4 Sept
1-3 April
Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods [POSTPONED; DATE TBC]
Melbourne
Registration
27-29 May
Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods
Adelaide
Registration
8-10 July
Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods
Camperdown, Sydney
9 July 
Using the GRADE approach to summarise evidence for policy and practice
Camperdown, Sydney
19-21 August
Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods
Brisbane
27-28 August
Introduction to systematic reviews of health interventions
Melbourne
Information
3-4 September
Qualitative evidence synthesis and GRADE-CERQual 
Melbourne
December (to be confirmed)
Writing a systematic review following Cochrane methods
Westmead, Sydney
Registration