How to do a rapid review – updated methods guidance

Date & Time
Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Name
Session Type
Workshop - training
Rapid reviews and other rapid evidence products
Target audience
People who are interested in Rapid Review conduct
Level of difficulty

Background: Having quick access to systematically produced evidence syntheses is crucial in addressing urgent health questions. The Cochrane Rapid Review Methods Group (RRMG) has published interim guidance to facilitate the conduct of Rapid Reviews (RR) both within Cochrane and beyond (1). This guidance aims to provide support and direction for conducting effective and efficient RRs. Three years later, the RRMG updated the guidance integrating new knowledge on the conduct of RRs and feedback from users of the interim guidance.
Objectives: In this workshop, members of the RRMG will present the updated RR methods guidance.
Description: In a mix of short lectures, hands-on work, and examples of good practice and common pitfalls, participants will learn how to plan and conduct an RR according to the updated guideline. Learning outcomes
• Workshop participants know the recommendations from the updated Cochrane RR Methods Guidance.
• Workshop participants can use the guidance in practice. Relevance and importance to patients: The updated guidance from the Cochrane RRMG on RRs plays a crucial role in ensuring the high methodological standards of RRs, thereby impacting health care decisions and patient outcomes. Facilitators: Chantelle Garritty, Candyce Hamel, Declan Devane, Ursula Griebler, Gerald Gartlehner, and Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit will co-facilitate this workshop. Reference: (1) Garritty C, Gartlehner G, Nussbaumer-Streit B, King VJ, Hamel C, Kamel C, et al. Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group offers evidence-informed guidance to conduct rapid reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2021;130:13–22.