Effective stakeholder engagement is beneficial to research – but HOW do you do it? Practical guidance and resources for authors, editors and researchers to support successful stakeholder involvement in systematic reviews


Workshop session 3: Wednesday, 16:00-17:30

Workshop category: 

  • Consumer and patient involvement in syntheses


Date and Location


Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Pauline Campbell
Richard Morley
Anneliese Synnot


Pollock A1, Goodare H2, Struthers C3, Hill S4, Nunn J4, Morris J1
1 Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
2 Consumer contributor, United Kingdom
3 University of Oxford, United Kingdom
4 La Trobe University, Australia
Target audience

Target audience: 

This workshop will be specifically aimed at review authors, managing editors and co-editors, but the content will be of interest to a wider audience including anyone with an interest in consumer/stakeholder involvement in research.

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



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).