Work Package 2

We have appointed Dr Valerie Smith in Trinity College Dublin for this Work package. She has started work on a survey of the outcomes used across a wide range of Cochrane Reviews. Her initial plan is to look at all Cochrane Reviews published for the first time in 2011 and 2007 (approximately 800 reviews in total). This will also provide contemporary information, as well as baseline data for the follow-up survey towards the end of the FP7 grant when all new Cochrane Reviews published in 2013 will be assessed.

The choice of 2011 (rather than 2012) for the "current state" of Cochrane Reviews will allow us to explore trends over time. The second survey will take place in the first half of 2014. In early 2013, Valerie will contact all the partners involved in Work Package 2, to plan the stages after this initial survey.