Protocol Development Workshop 13-14 Dec 2017, India

ISID Complex, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, New Delhi

Objectives: This workshop is to support author teams which have submitted TRFs for publication in Campbell Library. The workshop will introduce the participants to the various components of a Campbell Review Protocol, and MECCIR standards.

Methods: This workshop includes lectures, discussion, group and computer exercises. Participants should bring their own laptops and should download Cochrane’s RevMan software from this site: prior to the workshop. 

Instructors: Dr. Howard White (CEO, Campbell Collaboration), Hugh Waddington (Co-Chair, International Development Coordinating Group (IDCG), Campbell Collaboration), Denny John (Evidence Synthesis Specialist, Campbell Collaboration), and Ashrita Saran (Evidence Synthesis Specialist, Campbell Collaboration).

To register please mail Denny John on [email protected] stating name, affiliation and the name of the Campbell review for which you are member of the author team. This event is free of charge. A limited number of bursaries are available for travel and accommodation for participants from out of Delhi.


Day 1: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 

09.00-09.10    Welcome 

09.10-10.30    Presentations by groups on TRF (five minutes each) 

10:30-11:00     What goes in a protocol? 

Exercise: Populate the protocol template from the TRF. 

(includes Break at 11.00) 

11:45-12:45     Logic Models 

Exercise: draft the logic model for your intervention 

12.45-13.45    Lunch 

13.45-14.30    Continue protocol exercises

14.30-15.00    Preparing a search strategy 

15.00-15.30    Break

15.30-17.00  Exercise: Develop a search strategy [name databases and key elements of search strings]


Day 2: Thursday, 14 December 2017 

9:00-9:30        Approaches for data extraction (Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Cost-effectiveness) 

09.30-10.30    Exercise: draft coding forms 

10.30-11.00    Break 

11.00-11:30    Risk of Bias approaches in various review types, critical appraisal 

11.30-12.00    Exercise: Identify critical appraisal tools to be used 

12.00-12.45     Synthesis: GRADE, Summary of Findings, Meta-analysis, Qualitative & Mixed Methods, Cost-effectiveness analysis                                  

12.45-13.45     Lunch 

13.45-15.45     Protocol preparation (tea break at 15.00) 

15.45-16.15     Presentations 

16.15-16.45     Planning of work ahead 

16.45-17.00     Certificates 

17:00-17:15     Group photo

Download pdf of programme here

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