The Cochrane Collaboration is an international, independent, not-for-profit network of over 28,000 contributors from more than a 100 countries, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. Our contributors comprising clinicians, healthcare researchers and consumers, work together to produce, maintain and promote the accessibility of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, known as Cochrane Reviews (over 4,600 so far) which are published online in The Cochrane Library. Cochrane reviews are intended to help healthcare providers, policy-makers, practitioners, and patients make well-informed decisions about healthcare, based on the best available research evidence.
The Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group (CAPSMG) is one of 16 Cochrane Methods Groups established to develop methodology and advise The Cochrane Collaboration on how the validity and precision of systematic reviews can be improved. The CAPSMG officially became a registered entity with The Cochrane Collaboration on 2 November 2011. It aims to inform the Cochrane entities about the empirical evidence available on methods to set a research agenda or establish top research priorities. In addition, it will endeavour to serve as a discussion forum connecting people interested in methods to set research agendas or priorities inside and out of the Cochrane Collaboration.
On this website you will find information about us and our work, how you can get involved, and a variety of resources and links to help in research priority-setting and in the preparation of relevant Cochrane systematic reviews. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.