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


1Nov 22, 2021What is Evidence based/ evidence informed medicine4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Prathap
2Nov 23,2021What are Systematic Reviews and their role in EBM and Guidelines4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Prathap
3Nov 24, 2021Anatomy of a RCT4:00 PM- 5:00PMDr. Satish
4Nov 25, 2021Protocol development
Detailed description
4:00 PM- 5:00PMDr. Mohan
5Nov 26, 2021Protocol development
4:00 PM- 5:00PMDr. Mohan
6Nov 29, 2021Risk of Bias
ROB2-description of parts
4:00 PM- 5:00PMDr. Thambu
7Nov 30, 2021Risk of Bias
4:00 PM- 5:00PMDr. Thambu
8Dec 01, 2021Searching Literature Zotero4:00 PM- 5:30PMMr. Jabez
9Dec 02, 2021Literature search practical4:00 PM- 5:00PMMr. Jabez
10Dec 03, 2021Data Extraction
Data extraction form: contents and tips
4:00 PM- 5:00PMMr. Richard
11Dec 06, 2021Data Extraction
worked example
4:00 PM- 5:00PMMr. Richard
12Dec 07, 2021Data Analysis Theory (Random vs fixed effects..etc)4:00 PM- 5:00PMMr. Richard
13Dec 08, 2021Data analysis worked example4:00 PM- 5:00PMMr. Richard
14Dec 09, 2021GRADE
Description of GRADE parts
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Prathap
15Dec 10, 2021GRADE
GRADE worked example
4:00 PM- 5:00PM Dr. Prathap
16Dec 13, 2021Critical 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- 5:30PMDr. 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 in 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 certificates from Prof. B.V.Moses Centre for Evidence-Informed Healthcare, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore will be issued.