A systematic review of cannabis for medical use. Commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Completed 2014.
OPEN project - the German Cochrane Centre at the University Medical Centre Freiburg coordinates the OPEN project addressing publication bias in biomedical research. The objective of the OPEN Project is "To Overcome failure to Publish nEgative fiNdings". The OPEN project is funded for 24 months (Nov 2011 - Oct 2013) by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. For more information, click here.
Making diagnostic systematic reviews fit for purpose: improving decision making in the NHS. Commissioned by MRC. Joint applicant Marie Westwood, with Bristol University. Completed 2012. Project website.
Epidemiology of chronic pain in Europe. Commissioned by Grunenthal. Completed 2011.
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Mapping project for Cochrane Evidence Aid. Commissioned by UK Cochrane Centre. Completed June 2011. Project website.
Rapid appraisal of UK Health Protection Agency guidance on the diagnosis and management of PVL-associated Staphylococcus Aureus (PVL-SA) infection in England; and a rapid review of the evidence. Commissioned by Health Protection Scotland. Completed March 2011.
Evidence review support for the Leitlinie treatments for chronic wounds. Commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Wundheilung und Wundbehandlung eV, Germany. Completed June 2012.
Relationship between FEV1 and other clinical outcomes in trials of inhaled bronchodilators in patients with stable COPD: a systematic review. Commissioned by Novartis. Completed September 2010.
Review of the evidence on the size of tobacco health warning labels on cigarette packs. Commissioned by Philip Morris International. Completed June 2011.
Review of interventions for alcohol related offending of women. Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice (with Nottingham University). Completed March 2010.
Systematic review of Tapentadol for chronic severe pain from the perspective of fourth hurdle decision making processes. Commissioned by Grunenthal, Germany. Completed December 2009.
Systematic review of aromatase inhibitors in the first-line treatment for hormone sensitive advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Commissioned by GSK. Completed: October 2009.
Can morphine still be considered to be the standard for treating chronic pain? A systematic review including pair-wise and network meta-analyses. Commissioned by Grunenthal, Germany. Completed: August 2009.
5% lidocaine medicated plaster in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN): a systematic review. Commissioned by Grünenthal, Germany. Completed: July 2009.
5% lidocaine medicated plaster in postherpetic neuralgia (PHN): a systematic review. Commissioned by Grünenthal, Germany. Completed: July 2009.
Systematic Review of topotecan (Hycamtin) in relapsed small cell lung cancer. Commissioned by GSK. Completed: June 2009.
Non-surgical ablation methods for primary malignant liver tumours and liver metastases. Commissioned by College voor Zorgverzekeringen, Diemen, Netherlands. Completed: December 2008.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the clinical safety and tolerability of ibuprofen compared with paracetamol in paediatric pain and fever. Commissioned by Reckitt Benckiser, UK. Completed: August 2008.
Procedures and methods for benefit assessments in Germany. Commissioned by VFA (German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies), Germany. Completed: April 2008.
The application of quantitative methods for identifying and exploring bias in systematic reviews: PDE-5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction. Original project commissioned by Pfizer; work related to journal publication by KSR Ltd.
The Effectiveness and Safety of Proton Radiation Therapy for Indications of the Eye. Commissioned by University Hospital Bern, Switzerland. Completed: June 2007.
Diagnostic accuracy and outcomes of ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy for detection of complications relevant for Austrian population, exclusive of screening for Down Syndrome. Commissioned by Evidence Based Health Care in Hauptverband der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger, Vienna, Austria. Completed: April 2007.
Systematic review of (cost-)effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for people with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes mellitus in combination with obesity. Commissioned by
College voor Zorgverzekeringen, Diemen, Netherlands. Completed: December 2006.
Systematic review of the (cost-)effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for people with chronic pain. Commissioned by College voor Zorgverzekeringen, Diemen, Netherlands. Completed: December 2006.
Guidelines, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of key interventions to allergic conditions. A Review of Reviews. Commissioned by the Department of Health, UK. Completed: June 2006.