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Safety 2010

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Introduction to the Cochrane Injuries Group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The introduction was originally written by Katherine Ker, Carolyn DiGuiseppi and Rebecca …

Introduction to the Cochrane Injuries Group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The introduction was originally written by Katherine Ker, Carolyn DiGuiseppi and Rebecca Ivers.


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  • 1. Cochrane Injuries Group Open Meeting Katharine Ker, LSHTM, UKCarolyn DiGuiseppi, University of Colorado, USA Rebecca Ivers, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2. About the Cochrane Injuries Group• What does the CIG do?• Who makes up the CIG?• What injury prevention research does the CIG do?• Is the CIG good at what it does?• How can I get involved?
  • 3. “What is the CIG?”One of 50 Review Groups in the Cochrane Collaboration Prepare, maintain and promote the accessibility of systematic reviews in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injurySystematic reviews are peer refereed and published onthe Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 4. “Who makes up the CIG?”People who prepare, maintain and update CochraneReviews, and people who support them in this process
  • 5. “Who makes up the CIG?”People who prepare, maintain and update CochraneReviews, and people who support them in this process • 600+ authors • From 50+ countries (HIC & LMICS)
  • 6. “Who makes up the CIG?”People who prepare, maintain and update CochraneReviews, and people who support them in this processEditorial team • Co-ordinating Editors (x2) Editorial base - London School of • Managing Editor Hygiene & Tropical Medicine • Trials Search Co-ordinator • Editors (x8)Expert contributors • Peer referees • Translators • Consumers
  • 7. Support from editorial teamTraining• face-to-face, online – Cochrane Centres• annual short course at LSHTMSupport available throughout review process• technical, methodological, information scienceNot just an ‘editorial board’
  • 8. Injury prevention research? Prepare, maintain and promote the accessibility ofsystematic reviews in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injury
  • 9. Injury prevention research?~35 reviews assessing the effects of injury prevention interventions• Road safety• Occupational injury• Alcohol-related injury• Violence
  • 10. “Is the CIG good at what it does?”Prepare, maintain systematic reviews104 published reviews, 30 more in progressImpact factor (2009) = 6.273 CDSR = 5.653 Injury = 2.383 Injury Prevention = 1.453 Accident, Analysis & Prevention = 1.647
  • 11. “Is the CIG good at what it does?”Promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews• Uptake of evidence e.g. NICE, WHO reports• Cochrane Corner in Injury Prevention• Capacity building e.g. trainingInstigating new research (e.g. CRASH, CRASH2 trials)
  • 12. “How can I get involved?”Everyone is welcomeContributors; • Authors • Peer referees • Translators • ConsumersRegister interest via the CIG’s website (http://injuries.cochrane.org)or email Emma.Sydenham@Lshtm.ac.ukNo obligation!
  • 13. Unanswered questions…?The Cochrane Collaboration - www.cochrane.orgThe Cochrane Injuries Group - http://injuries.cochrane.orgThe Cochrane Library – www.thecochranelibrary.com