http://bahrain.cochrane.org http://www.rt.ae. Cochrane Collaboration and Systematic Review Workshop, 20-21 February 2007, Dubai - UAE. The Bahrain Branch of the UK Cochrane Centre In Collaboration with Reyada Training & Management Consultancy, Dubai-UAE. W09.
Cochrane Collaboration and Systematic Review Workshop, 20-21 February 2007, Dubai - UAE
The Bahrain Branch of the UK Cochrane Centre
In Collaboration with
Reyada Training & Management Consultancy, Dubai-UAE
Dr. Zbys Fedorowicz, Dr. Dunia Al Hashimi, Dr. Ahmed Al Asfoor
Why do Handsearching?
Handsearching within The Cochrane Collaboration refers to the planned searching of a journal page by page (i.e. by hand), including editorials, letters, etc., to identify all reports of randomised controlled trials and controlled clinical trials.
All the identified trials, regardless of the topic, are sent to the United States Cochrane Center, for inclusion in CENTRAL, and forwarding to the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) for re-tagging in MEDLINE. Trials that are within the scope of a Collaborative Review Group or Field go into their specialised register of trials.
1. Identify a search coordinator
2. Determine which journal(s) to search.
3.Train and test searchers
4. Register the intent to search a journal with the US Cochrane Centre
5. Search journal(s):
CENTRAL serves as a source of trial report for Cochrane specialized registers
final product published on
The Cochrane Library
Reports not relevant
to Group’s scope
Upload and Merge of
Reports relevant to Group’s scope
Cochrane Review Groups, Fields/ Networks, and Centers
Results of hand and electronic searches: citations to reports of trials in journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, unpublished research, and “grey” literature such as dissertations and theses
US Cochrane Center
Publisher (John Wiley and Sons)
Publisher runs electronic searches quarterly
Not submitted to USCC
Not eligible for CENTRAL