Core Outcomes Set Initiative (CSG-COUSIN)

"Our mission is to develop and implement core outcome sets in dermatology to improve & standardize outcome measurement in clinical trials to make trial evidence more useful."



CSG-COUSIN is a research group that is open for everyone with an interest in outcomes research and evidence-based dermatology and with enthusiasm to develop and implement Core Outcome Sets (COS) in dermatology.

The Cochrane Skin Group - Core Outcome Set Initiative (CSG-COUSIN) is a working group within the international Cochrane Skin Group. CSG-COUSIN was initiated by Prof. Jochen Schmitt and Prof. Hywel Williams in 2014 and supported by the editors of the Cochrane Skin Group.

The collaborative initiative is co-ordinated by the Center for Evidence-Based Healthcare, University of Dresden, Germany.

Further information

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The theme of the CSG Annual Meeting 2015 was 'Harmonizing Outcome Measures and Developing Core Outcome Sets in Dermatology'. Presentations from the meeting are available at