Information and Resources

Cochrane Vascular has over 700 members from all over the world who help with the activities of the group. These members come from a variety of different backgrounds, and include medical practitioners, surgeons, nurses, statisticians, policy decision makers, and members of the public who have an interest in peripheral vascular diseases. Membership of the group is free, and members may volunteer their services in a number of different ways. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with Cochrane Vascular or are looking for a particular resource please select the appropriate role for more detailed information.  

Authoring a systematic review - help health care providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence using predetermined criteria and explicit methods designed to limit bias.

Peer refereeing – each Cochrane Review Group uses a network of peer reviewers with a range of expertise to ensure the high quality of published protocols and reviews. Some referees provide content or topic expertise, others methodological expertise.

Consumer refereeing – consumers are the recipients of health care (patients or clients). Every Cochrane Review Group aims to have members who will represent the consumer viewpoint in deciding which reviews are done, the questions on which they focus, and how the results are presented. The Cochrane Consumer Network co-ordinates the involvement of consumers within the Collaboration.

Handsearching journals - identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) in journals not indexed on databases such as MEDLINE and EMBASE. This is vital if Cochrane Reviews are to incorporate all the available evidence.

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