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Module contents:
Maintaining your review
Learning objectives
Why update a review?
How to update your review
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In this module we discuss why it is important to keep your review up to date, some issues about the timing of updating and the process of updating your review.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the rationale for updating reviews
  • Be able to plan when and how to update a review
  • Responding to comments and criticisms

Relevant sections of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

    • Chapter 3: Maintaining reviews: updates, amendments and feedback

    Where does this go in a Cochrane review?

    • This will depend on what components of your review need updating. It may be that there is little to change, but if you identify new evidence on your search, updating may involve altering many of the sections of your review.
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