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COVID-19 Rapid Reviews: Cochrane’s response so far

Are you interested in learning more about the topics and methods in the rapid review work that is being undertaken by Cochrane in response to the COVID-19 crisis?

A recording from this webinar is now available. Downloading, copying, reusing or distributing these files is not permissible.

The webinar will be in three parts:

In the first, you will hear about what is happening in Cochrane in response to COVID-19 overall, as well as specifically about our Rapid Review activities; including:

  • Building the Question Bank
  • Prioritisation of topics
  • Working with author teams
  • Template development
  • How we have streamlined the internal editorial and production process


In the second part, Chantelle Garrity from Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group will present the methods being used and provide an overview of our Rapid Review methods guidance including the process behind their development.

Finally, there will be an opportunity to ask the teams questions about the Rapid Review work, and find out more about how you can get involved in Cochrane’s response to COVID-19.

Recording of the webinar:-

COVID-19 Rapid Reviews: Cochrane’s response so far" 



Kayleigh Kew, Senior Editor for Methods, Cochrane Editorial and Methods Department (Central Executive Team). Kayleigh joined the CET this year and is coordinating the COVID Rapid Reviews programme with Rachel Marshall, Senior Editorial Officer. Before joining the CET, she worked in Clinical Guidelines at NICE, Health Technology Assessment at the BMJ, and as a systematic reviewer with Cochrane Airways.

Chantelle Garrity, Rapid Reviews Program, Knowledge Synthesis Group, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). Chantelle is a Co-Convenor with the Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group, and for several years has been involved in conducting RRs, related methods research, and provided training on the conduct of RRs working closely with various healthcare decision-making organizations. She also works with Cochrane Response providing advisory support.

Karen Head, Knowledge Translation Project Manager (Central Executive Team)

Chair: Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Editor-in-Chief


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