Cochrane US/CUE Resources: A collection of direct links to resources to help users get acquainted and involved in Cochrane.

I.                    About CUE:

Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (Video I)

 Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (Video II)

II.                  Free Online Courses:

Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

The FDA and the Regulation of Healthcare Interventions- A Spotlight Session

Serving on a Clinical Practice Guideline Panel-Richard Rosenfeld

Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action – Course for Physicians

Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review

Handsearching: Identifying and Classifying Controlled Trial Reports

III.                Short-shorts: Serving on an Advisory Panel (2-4 minute videos)

When you are asked to serve on an advisory panel

How to successfully contribute on an advisory panel

How to avoid pitfalls when serving on an advisory panel

How a chair can encourage consumer contribution on an advisory panel

The value of consumer contribution on an advisory panel

Resources for consumer contribution on an advisory panel

IV.                Guideline Development Resources:

Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust - John Santa

Clinical Practice Guidelines Evolution at the American College of Cardiology - Janet Wright

Consumers and Guidelines:  Lessons Learned, Opportunities Ahead - Rich Rosenfeld

Consumer involvement in Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) - Rich Rosenfeld

V.                  CLEO (Conversations-Learning-Evidence-Opportunities)

Useful Websites:

GRADE Working Group

G-I-N PUBLIC Toolkit

Testing Treatments Interactive

Free Online Courses:

Coursera: Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Coursera: Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

EdX Course: Learn the essentials of US health care policy from some of the nation’s top experts

Coursera: Clinical Terminology for International and US Students

Coursera: Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials


David Moher:  A methodology for conducting rapid evidence reviews

Kay Dickersin:  Comparative Effectiveness Research: An Opportunity to Collaborate Across Disciplines

 Kay Dickersin:  The Cochrane Collaboration:  Working Together to Provide the Best Evidence for Health Care

G-I-N North America Webinar Series

AHRQ Webinar:  Using Deliberative Methods to Engage Patients, Consumers, and the Public.


Gordon Guyatt: Is Canadian Health Care Unsustainable?

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

Ben Goldacre:  Battling Bad Science

Teaching science by bad example: Q&A with Ben Goldacre

Jer Thorp: Make Data More Human

David McCandless:  The Beauty of Data Visualization

New and Featured

Benjamin Goldacre on BBC Newsnight: Democracy needs evidence

Dr. Amy Abernethy, Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Director, Duke Cancer Care Research Program: Can Patient Data Have a Second Life?

The Institute of Medicine: Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (HBO).


Iain Chalmers:  Fundamental Failings in Clinical Research

Peter Doshi: Lessons from Tamiflu experience

Gordon Guyatt:  Overview of meta-analysis and methods

Peter Gotzsche: Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime

Paula Williamson- Improving Health by Improving Trials-

Lillie Shockney- The Value of Patient Advocacy in Laboratory Research  


James McCormack- Viva La Evidence 

From a perinatal trials register, through ODPT and CCPC, to the Cochrane Library

Evidence Based Medicine: An Oral History

The Pharmaceutical Drug Epidemic: Nordic Cochrane Centre’s Peter Gotzsche on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart


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