Online, Cochrane Systematic Review Protocol Development workshop





The BVMC Centre is conducting an Online Course on Protocol Development workshop for Randomized Controlled Studies.  Cochrane Systematic reviews are a form of knowledge synthesis and development of immediate data analysis in which few components of the systematic review process are simplified or few rigorous methodologies are omitted to produce information in a timely manner”. The methods used to develop a Cochrane Systematic review are almost same to the methods used when undertaking a systematic review.   This online course will help you to come out with a specific title and then summarizing results.  The online course will help you to learn the sequence of the development of a protocol for a Systematic Review step by step.

  • Basic of regular and Systematic SRs
  • Focus on observational studies SRs
  • Search, Data extraction, Risk of Bias, Data analysis , GRADE and publication will be covered
  • Beginners and Experienced SR authors are welcome
  • We are willing to help you with a review-Systematic or Regular, after the workshop, Costs for this assistance are on our website @

Date: Nov 22 – Dec13, 2021

Duration:  This online course will be a 16 day course with 1:30 hours of session each day.

Time: 4.00 PM TO 5.0O PM


Class Date Module Time Faculty
1 Nov 22, 2021 What is Evidence based/ evidence informed medicine 4:00 PM- 5:00PM  Dr. Prathap
2 Nov 23,2021 What are Systematic Reviews and their role in EBM and Guidelines 4:00 PM- 5:00PM  Dr. Prathap
3 Nov 24, 2021 Anatomy of a RCT 4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Satish
4 Nov 25, 2021 Protocol development
Detailed description
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Mohan
5 Nov 26, 2021 Protocol development
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Mohan
6 Nov 29, 2021 Risk of Bias
ROB2-description of parts
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Thambu
7 Nov 30, 2021 Risk of Bias
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Thambu
8 Dec 01, 2021 Searching Literature Zotero 4:00 PM- 5:30PM Mr. Jabez
9 Dec 02, 2021 Literature search practical 4:00 PM- 5:00PM Mr. Jabez
10 Dec 03, 2021 Data Extraction
Data extraction form: contents and tips
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Mr. Richard
11 Dec 06, 2021 Data Extraction
worked example
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Mr. Richard
12 Dec 07, 2021 Data Analysis Theory (Random vs fixed effects..etc) 4:00 PM- 5:00PM Mr. Richard
13 Dec 08, 2021 Data analysis worked example 4:00 PM- 5:00PM Mr. Richard
14 Dec 09, 2021 GRADE
Description of GRADE parts
4:00 PM- 5:00PM  Dr. Prathap
15 Dec 10, 2021 GRADE
GRADE worked example
4:00 PM- 5:00PM  Dr. Prathap
16 Dec 13, 2021 Critical Appraisal
breakout groups: We choose 2 SR per group..1 good and 1 with flaws and we use the AMSTAR checklist. They present.. previous day we allot the studies and choose presenters
4:00 PM- 5:30PM Dr. Prathap, Dr. Mohan, Dr. Thambu

Registration and payment:

Registration can be done by submitting your details online and making your payments online using the links provided below.  You will be notified in two to three days’ time after the receipt of the payment and the confirmation of the registration will be given.  You will be notified on the technical installations and the agenda of the Workshop to your respective emails.

Fees: Rs. 15000 /-

Registration click here

Participants from CMC Vellore can make payments at AC 22P145

Registration for CMC Click here

Maximum: 30 participants

Confirmation of the Registration will be emailed to the participants within one week from the time of registration.

Pre and post course test & E certificate from Prof. B.V.Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore will be issued.