Our Aims

The aims of the Cochrane Stroke Group are:
  • To produce high quality Cochrane reviews for publication in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, available on The Cochrane Library
  • To ensure that reviews published in The Cochrane Library are updated as new evidence becomes available
  • To establish and maintain a truly comprehensive Specialised Register of Stroke Trials containing published, unpublished, ongoing and planned trials of interventions in the prevention of stroke, and the acute treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients
  • To carry out searches for all relevant published and unpublished trials using various overlapping search strategies
Cochrane reviews and protocols are published in The Cochrane Library. Free abstracts are available online.
Protocols for Cochrane reviews describe the rationale for the review; the objectives; and the methods that will be used to locate, select and critically appraise studies; and to collect and analyse data from the included studies.Our Topic List is a discussion document which shows topics currently under review (marked as T[itle], P[rotocol] or R[eview] depending on their stage of development), and topics for which a review can be undertaken. Additions to the Topic List by interested parties are welcome.
Cochrane systematic reviews (published in The Cochrane Library) bring together all the available evidence relating to a clearly formulated healthcare question for evaluation and synthesis, using predetermined criteria and explicit methods designed to limit bias.
The Cochrane Stroke Group's Editorial Office is based in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh Medical School at Little France in Edinburgh, UK, and has been funded by the Chief Scientist Office (part of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates) since January 1994.