We have started work on a systematic review to identify studies that have been conducted to determine which outcomes or domains to measure in clinical trials, to identify the methodological techniques used in these studies and to identify COS developers to include in a survey to explore methodological choices. The searches have been run, and the initial assessment of over 24000 abstracts is underway. We are currently advertising a post for a Systematic Reviewer to assist with the review.
The COMET (Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials) Initiative will hold its third meeting in Manchester on 20th to 21st June 2013. Planning is now underway and we are preparing an exciting programme. This will bring together individuals interested in the development and application of “core outcome sets” in many different areas of health care. http://www.comet-initiative.org/meeting