There's something puzzling me about this whole situation. A group of people with ME, ME researchers and clinicians, and others who are supposed to understand how to do a scientific research review have been invited by Cochrane to join two groups - - one to prepare a protocol, get it agreed by the other group, and then proceed to produce a new review of exercise treatments for ME and their effectiveness or otherwise, largely work already completed thoroughly and published in detail by NICE very recently, so all the group need to do is check it and publish the same findings NICE did. - and a second group to provide ongoing feedback on the process from the perspective of patients at each stage and report back publicly on progress. As far as I know none of them signed confidentiality agreements or were made to promise not to let anything slip about where the process is up to on pain of expulsion or worse. Yet all we get is deafening silence. Has Cochrane turned into a secret society?