On Thursday, 16 June 2011, The Cochrane Empty Reviews Project is convening a meeting of Cochrane Collaboration contributors to consider ways in which empty reviews are reported in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The format and agenda of the consensus meeting will follow that suggested by Moher et al. (2010) and used in the development of the CONSORT Statement. The ultimate objective of The Cochrane Empty Reviews Project Consensus Meeting will be to produce either general guidance or specific guidelines for the reporting of empty reviews.
Provided below are some of the pre-meeting materials intended to inform the foundational discussion. Please click on the links to view or download the listed documents:
- The Meeting Agenda;
- Relevant excerpts from The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Intervention;
- A Literature Review and Descriptive Summary of Empty Reviews in The CDSR;
- Citation: Lang, A., Edwards, N., & Fleiszer, A. (2007). Empty systematic reviews: Hidden perils and lessons learned. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60, 595-597; and
- Citation: Green, S., Higgins, J.P.T., Schunemann, H.J., & Becker, L. (2007). Response to paper by Lang A, Edwards N, and Fleiszer A. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60, 598-599.