The Cochrane Central Executive team (CET) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Watson as the new Interim Head of Finance and Core Services. Sarah is an accomplished senior finance manager with over 20 years’ experience, including as Finance Director for the UK's Royal Blind Society (RBS).
Sarah begins work with Cochrane on Monday 9 November, and will be based in the London office. Her Cochrane e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us in welcoming her to the CET and to Cochrane.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: CEAD Email address: email@example.com
Cochrane’s Mid-Year Meeting (so called because it falls midway between the annual Colloquia) provides an opportunity for face-to-face meetings of the collaboration’s Steering Group, Centre Directors, Group Executives, and other groups responsible for helping to formulate and implement Cochrane policy. There will be no scientific symposium at this year’s meeting.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new paper published in PLoS Medicine this week describes an innovative and transparent approach for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses.
The new approach, known as CERQual (‘Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research’), is designed to help decision makers use qualitative evidence for decisions and policies about healthcare and social welfare.External link for more information: http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.137... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: CEAD Email address: email@example.com
On October 22nd the Francisco de Vitoria University hosted the presentation of the Cochrane Collaborating Centre of the Region of Madrid (CCC-CAM in Spanish). The support of the Ramón y Cajal Institute remains and will be now complemented by the Francisco de Vitoria University, which will replace the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in this institutional support.
The event held several lectures by Javier Zamora Romero, Carlos Martín Saborido and Xavier Bonfill and a workshop conducted by the current coordinator of the CCC-CAM, Nieves Plana.External link for more information: http://es.cochrane.org Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Andrea Cervera Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cochrane Groups operate within Cochrane’s organizational framework of accountability in all of their activities and actions. Cochrane’s Review Groups (CRGs) and Methods Groups (MGs) report to the Editor in Chief (EiC) and, through him/her, to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and Cochrane Centres and Branches, Fields, and the Consumer Network report directly to the CEO. The CEO reports and is accountable to the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG).External link for more information: https://community.cochrane.org/organisational-policy-ma... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now seeking proposals from Cochrane Groups who wish to host the Colloquium in 2018 or 2019, and the Mid-Year Meetings in 2017 or 2018. Proposals should be submitted by 4 December 2015. More detailed instructions on each type of proposal follow below.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Juliane Ried Email address: email@example.com
The Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) expressed its thanks to Cochrane Austria for a hosting such a wonderful Colloquium with an excellent scientific programme in a beautiful and historic city.
The CSG confirmed Cochrane’s commitment to our goal of all Cochrane Systematic Reviews becoming Open Access by 2020.
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Cochrane Complementary Medicine is pleased to announce our 2015 bursary scheme made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and published in the Cochrane Library.External link for more information: http://cam.cochrane.org/complementary-medicine-bursary-... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Susan Wieland Email address: email@example.com
It is with great sadness that Cochrane announces the death of our colleague and friend, Elizabeth (Liz) Waters. Our thoughts and condolences are with Liz’s family, friends, and colleagues in Australia and around the world.External link for more information: https://community.cochrane.org/memoriam-liz Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get an in-depth introduction to Project Transform at our Special Session and join us at our Getting Involved and Task Exchange workshop.
Project Transform - improving the way people, processes, and technologies come together to produce Cochrane content.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Project Transform Email address: email@example.com
Do you use questionnaires in your role for Cochrane? Cochrane Training are running a series of webinars giving practical advice on how best to use questionnaires to get information that will be useful to you.
Across Cochrane, we conduct a number of questionnaire surveys on an annual basis, often to seek opinions from internal and external colleagues on our offer or development of our work.External link for more information: https://training.cochrane.org/designing-successful-ques... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Chris Watts Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cochrane produces podcasts in a number of languages. For example, a recently published review by Ingvil Saeterdal and colleagues on “Interventions aimed at communities for informing and/or educating about early childhood vaccination” now has podcasts available in five languages - Catalan, English, French, German, and Portuguese – thanks to the efforts of a network of collaborators. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the Catalan language has been used in a formal Cochrane output.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: CEAD Email address: email@example.com
Five institutions from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland join forces to establish a European satellite of Cochrane Public Health with the goal of supporting and disseminating the work of Cochrane Public Health in Europe and beyond, and to strengthen European collaboration in public health research.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great sadness that Cochrane announces the death of our colleague and friend, Adrian Grant, on 16 August 2015. Our thoughts and condolences are with Adrian’s family, friends and colleagues in the United Kingdom and around the world.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: email@example.com
We are happy to announce the establishment of Cochrane Russia as a branch of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, with co-ordinating hub at the Kazan Federal University.
The International Conference “Evidence-Based Medicine: achievements and barriers” will become an official launch of Cochrane Russia, with detailed discussions of Cochrane Russia's strategic development, as well as opportunities for development of the strong network of Cochrane contributors/satellites all over the vast territory of the Russian Federation and Russian-speaking countries.
Cochrane is delighted to announce the establishment of Cochrane Taiwan - the culmination of 10 years of sustained activity focusing on training in systematic reviews, promotion of evidence-based practice, promotion of the Cochrane Library and translation of Cochrane abstracts.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have an innovative idea to contribute to Cochrane training? Submit your proposal to the Training Innovations Fund and it could become part of Cochrane’s training strategy!
As part of our Training and Professional Development Strategy, Cochrane is launching an annual Training Innovations Fund to support new and exciting approaches to providing training for Cochrane activities.External link for more information: http://training.cochrane.org/TIF Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Chris Watts Email address: email@example.com
I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge, the CEO of Cochrane Innovations, by leading the editorial development of new business products and services for Cochrane.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org