Objective: Effective stakeholder engagement is a commitment of Cochrane, widely mandated & expected by research funders and users. We will provide practical learning and resources for authors, managing editors, co-editors, researchers and others interested in stakeholder involvement, covering:
-practical ways to involve stakeholders in reviews, including methods for involving people at different stages of a review;
-Cochrane’s new learning resources, supporting review authors and editorial staff to involve stakeholders.
Introduction (10min). Introductions/brief background, including terminology around involvement and ways to describe different methods of involvement in reviews.
'One size does not fit all' (group exercise, 30 min). Written descriptions of different methods of involvement, based on real examples of reviews, will be provided. Participants will explore, discuss & compare these examples. Participants will move around, actively interacting, exploring and comparing methods of involvement.
Feedback (10 min). Groups will share key thoughts & findings from the exercise.
ACTIVE demonstration (10 min): new Cochrane Learning resources relating to how to involve consumers in systematic reviews.
ACTIVE group discussion (15 min): participants will explore the ACTIVE resources, identify features of importance to them, and discuss the implications of these resources to them within their role.
Questions, answers, closing remarks (15 min).