Policies on Review conduct

  1. All reviews require at least two authors but it is that there is a review team which comprises a clinical and methodological/statistical expert. The team should also comprise a consumer advocate and advisor and are encouraged to include a consumer as an author

  2. Individuals/Groups who are the first to nominate and register a specific question will usually take priority for that question

  3. Author groups are required to meet specific timeframes in relation to review production

  4. The Cochrane Breast Cancer Group reserves the right to withdraw protocols and reviews where authors fail to meet their obligations or to transfer these to alternative author groups

  5. Authors are required to nominate one author who will take responsibility for the integrity of the data contained in the review. This is documented in the review

  6. Methods of conflict resolution will be applied where there is dispute or overlap in a review question