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Bastian twin-beasts-2015

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My presentation at the plenary of the Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna, 5 October 2015

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Bastian twin-beasts-2015

  1. 1. Tackling the Twin Beasts of Information Overload and Reviewer Workload Hilda Bastian Cochrane Colloquium Vienna 5 October 2015 @hildabast hildabastian.net
  2. 2. Views expressed in this presentation are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of: • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) • National Library of Medicine (NLM) • National Institutes of Health (NIH) • US Department of Health and Human Services
  3. 3. 1979: 14 trials a day • Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews by the numbers (Cochrane.org) • Moher et al (2007). Epidemiology & reporting characteristics of systematic reviews. PLOS Medicine. • 2014 update of Moher (2007) by Page et al, Cochrane Vienna ID RO 4.6 Data updated from 2007 to 2013
  4. 4. 130 trials a day
  5. 5. 52 systematic reviews a day
  6. 6. • More support needed for methodology research • Better retrievability & linkages of trials & systematic reviews • Language barrier in systematic reviewing
  7. 7. • Minimize bias in knowledge translation & dissemination • Optimize peer-to-peer use of systematic reviews • User-friendliness
  8. 8. We need machine-friendly researchers & agencies • True open access is also for data mining & re-use • Reporting requirements could be more specific
  9. 9. Danke schön!

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