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  1. Update section 4.6.2 - ROB tables do not use yes and no anymore

    The new Cochrane Risk of bias form is no longer ask questions for “yes, unclear, no”, but as “low, unclear and high”, because it is confusing to consider an answer of “yes” to “incomplete outcome data” or “selective reporting” as low risk of bias. The Cochrane handbook has updated for the RoB section (Chapter 8), but not in the chapter 4.6.2 for the introduction of Rob (http://handbook.cochrane.org/chapter_4/4_6_2_risk_of_bias.htm), so I read several systematic reviews recently, I see people still use “Yes, No, unclear” in their RoB table and quote this chapter.

    I think it would be good to let…

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    • Remove Ongoing and Awaiting Classification study categories from reviews

      This is information on review process that should not be stored in the review itself.

      Note that it is probably still relevant to readers to publish this information along with the review.

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      • Searchable resources of common errors, guidance and training resources

        Primary user story:
        As a Cochrane author or editor with a question, I want to be able to find all the resources relevant to my question with a single search (training, standards, Handbook guidance, policies examples, common errors, software demos), so that I don’t have to know about all the sources and locations for individual resources, or click through lots of menus in order to answer my question. (This would also apply to external review authors looking for Cochrane guidance)

        Secondary user stories:
        As a Cochrane author, editor or trainer, I want to be able to search for relevant MECIR…

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        • As an author, I'd like to write my protocol Methods in the past tense

          It saves rework if the the protocol Introduction and Methods are written as if they are the final review's Introduction and Methods. That idea is re-enforced by using the past tense, and avoids the tedious changes of tense for the review.

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