"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."
What is CS-COUSIN?
CS-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.
Cochrane Skin - Core Outcome Set Initiative (CS-COUSIN) is a working group within the international Cochrane Skin group. CSG-COUSIN (now renamed CS-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.
Why are core outcomes important? Hywel Williams, Jochen Schmitt and Anne-Marie Glenny on why working with the COMET initiative will improve reviews on Cochrane Community Blog.
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 http://skin.cochrane.org/csg-annual-meeting-2015.