Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) is a research and resource centre.

The purpose of the Centre is to conduct research in evidence-based medicine and clinical research methodology, to teach (e.g. medical students and PhD students) and to guide (e.g. Master’s students, researchers and clinicians) in evidence-based medicine, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The Centre hosts the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, which advises the Cochrane Collaboration on bias and research methodology in health related research. CEBMO is a part of Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark.

The Centre’s staff conduct research in evidence-based medicine, focusing on clinical research projects and implementation, but have a particular interest in evidence-based medicine’s empirical and conceptual foundation, including sources of error in randomised trials and systematic reviews, risk of bias assessment tools, guidelines for reporting research results, conflicts of interests, publication bias, diagnostic tests, placebo and observer variation.

In addition, the research unit is involved in various clinical and methodological research projects, both nationally and internationally.

Teaching and course activity

The Centre is responsible for the teaching of evidence-based medicine and research methodology for medical students at the University of Southern Denmark. In addition, the Centre’s staff teaches PhD students and gives various presentations and lectures.

Cochrane Bias Methods Group
The Cochrane Bias Methods Group is a part of the Cochrane Collaboration and is hosted by Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense.

The Cochrane Bias Methods Group advises the Cochrane Collaboration on bias and research methodology in various types of health related research, in particular randomised trials and systematic reviews. In addition, the Bias Methods Group contributes to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, has participated in the development and adjustment of the Cochrane Collaboration’s Risk of Bias tool (RoB 2.0) and the Risk of Bias In Non-randomised Studies – of Interventions Tool (ROBINS-I).

The leadership of the group is comprised by convenors, who are experts within methodological research. Current convenors are: Asbjørn Hróbjartsson (Denmark), Isabelle Boutron (France), and Matthew Page (Australia). The group has more than 200 members from around the world.