Coronavirus (291) Prioritisation of Cochrane Rapid Reviews for healthcare workers in LMIC - survey open until 3 April!

1 April, 2020

Prioritisation of Cochrane Rapid Reviews for healthcare workers in LMIC - survey open until 3 April!

Dear all,

Cochrane is undertaking a range of activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see more info here: https://www.cochrane.org/coronavirus-covid-19-cochrane-resources-and-news

One of our activities are rapid reviews. We have received many possible rapid review questions, see here: https://covidrapidreviews.cochrane.org/. We have assessed these questions to identify which ones are in progress, which ones have been published by other organisations and to ensure the questions are answerable as a rapid review.

We are now running a quick prioritisation process for any unanswered questions relevant to healthcare workers in LMIC. Please participate to help us decide which questions to focus on and share your perspective from different parts of the world. Feel free to forward this message to anyone who you think may be interested to contribute.

The first eight potential Rapid Review questions are available for prioritisation here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFX6FR5. The survey will close at 12:00 BST, Friday 3rd April 2020. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

The priority setting will be re-run at regular intervals as new questions become available.

You can find answers to commonly asked questions about our rapid reviews below. Thank you for your support!

With best wishes,

Juliane

HIFA profile: Juliane Ried is a Translations Co-ordinator at Cochrane in Germany, and was MSF field staff in CAR. Professional interests: translation, equity, humanitarian work, anti-biased, inclusive and evidence-based approaches to organisational project management and decision-making, Email address: jried@cochrane.org

Commonly asked questions about Cochrane rapid reviews:

• How do I submitt a question?

Please use the webform on the Cochrane rapid review website: https://covidrapidreviews.cochrane.org/submit

• How do I subscribe to the distribution lisst for future priority setting?

Please send an email to support@cochrane.org who will add you to the distribution list. The priority setting will be re-run at regular intervals as new questions become available.

• How do II volunteer to be involved in the rapid reviews?

If you have a review team which would be willing to take ownership for a rapid review, please contact covidrapidreviews@cochrane.org. We will be encouraging rapid review author teams to use Cochrane Task Exchange (https://taskexchange.cochrane.org/) to post tasks that require additional support.

• How do I see which rapid reviews Cochrane memmbers are already working on?

You can search the rapid review question bank (https://covidrapidreviews.cochrane.org/search/site) to identify review questions which are in progress and those which are available to author teams.

• What is a Cochrane rapid review?

Rapid reviews ccan take many forms. The Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group has proposed the following definition: “A form of knowledge synthesis that accelerates the process of conducting a traditional systematic review through streamlining or omitting specific methods to produce evidence for stakeholders in a resource-efficient manner.” More information is available here: https://covidrapidreviews.cochrane.org/process.

If you have further questions about the Cochrane response please see the Cochrane website https://www.cochrane.org/coronavirus-covid-19-cochrane-resources-and-news or contact support@cochrane.org who will direct your question to the right person.