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Tropical medecine on trial - producing reliable reviews, designing better intervention studies, and using systematic reviews to inform practice

Objective

* To produce and update reliable systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials in parasitic and tropical diseases, and other conditions relevant to the tropics.
* To develop relevant research questions and trial protocols in parasitic and tropical diseases.
* To develop and evaluate approaches using systematic reviews to improve clinical and public health practice in various professional specialities and regions.
Expected Outcome

* Completed systematic review protocols produced within the network and published on The Cochrane Library.

* Completed systematic reviews produced within the network and published on The Cochrane Library and in journals.

* Full research trial protocols submitted for funding.

* Units will be established within developing countries with a range of dissemination, research and development activities promoting evidence-based health care.
* Encourage, support and produce protocols to conduct systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials in conditions relevant to the topics.

* Encourage, support and produce completed systematic reviews from these protocols.

* Encourage, support and ensure publication of these reviews on The Cochrane Library and in relevant specialist journals.

* Assist individuals to produce good research questions and trial protocols to answer these questions.

* Set up nodal points for networks stimulating the use of evidence to improve clinical and public health practice.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
Address
Pembroke Place
L3 5QA Liverpool
United Kingdom