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Evidence for Everyday: new for nurses and midwives

12 November 2015 - 8:34pm

Evidently Cochrane is a blog that aims to make Cochrane evidence really accessible, and to encourage discussion about it, through blog posts on Cochrane Reviews. It is for everyone who is interested in finding and using the best quality evidence to inform decisions about health. Sarah Chapman, a Knowledge Broker at Cochrane UK and writer for Evidently Cochrane, discusses a new series that recently launched on the blog.


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Cochrane is blogging in German! Lessons from a multi-Cochrane Centre partnership

10 November 2015 - 8:38pm

Cochrane Austria, Cochrane Germany, and Cochrane Switzerland started a joint blog in German language in June 2015. Why in German? Why a blog? Why in partnership? They answer these questions below and hope it will inspire others to join forces in making Cochrane evidence more widely and easily accessible outside the English-speaking world.

Why in German?

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Fixing mistakes and replacing outdated content on Wikipedia

5 November 2015 - 8:40pm

Sydney Poore has a nursing background and is the Wikipedian in Residence at Cochrane. Her role is to work with medical content experts to improve the evidence found on the Wikipedia medical pages. She can be found on Wikipedia under the user name FloNight.

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Cochrane Methods Innovation Fund winners assess confidence in evidence from qualitative research

2 November 2015 - 5:45pm

Claire Glenton is Director of Cochrane Norway and an editor for the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group and for the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group. She coordinates the GRADE-CERQual project group, together with Simon Lewin and Heather Menzies Munthe-Kaas.

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Exploring Cochrane infographics

2 November 2015 - 5:22pm

Holly Millward and Jo Anthony from Cochrane’s Communications and External Affairs Department discuss infographics to communicate Cochrane evidence. This article will also be crossed-posted on Visually Cochrane, a blog dedicated to the development of Cochrane infographics.  

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Disseminating your Cochrane Review: working with CEAD

26 October 2015 - 7:00pm

Actively working to disseminate your Cochrane Review or dealing with the media when you have a controversial Review is new territory for many. Emma Welsh, Managing Editor of Cochrane Airways, shares her dissemination tips.

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Cochrane Tobacco Addiction shares their Vienna Colloquium experience

26 October 2015 - 5:38pm

Dr. Nicola Lindson-Hawley, Managing Editor of Cochrane Tobacco Addiction, recounts her 2015 Cochrane Colloquium experience in Vienna. You can read her full account and more about others from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences that attended in this blog post.


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How to survive a Cochrane Colloquium

22 September 2015 - 12:01pm

Nancy Owens is Senior Communications Manager with Cochrane’s Central Executive team, and Rome 1999 was her first Colloquium. Vienna 2015 is her thirteenth!

Is Vienna your first Colloquium? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect? Fear not! We’ve canvassed the Cochrane Central Executive team’s Colloquium veterans, and put together a list of tips and ideas to help you navigate five days (or more!) of intensive Cochrane interaction with your health, sanity, and collaborative enthusiasm (mostly) intact.

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Cochrane group name changes: A rose by any other name...

21 September 2015 - 6:10pm

As part of Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020, Cochrane’s many groups have been undergoing rebranding. New logos and new websites have been set up and some groups have also gotten new names to more appropriately reflect their scope of work.

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Vienna Colloquium: Would you like an app with that?

16 September 2015 - 6:38pm

Kylie Thaler is the Associate Director of Cochrane Austria and Co-Chair of the 2015 Vienna Colloquium. She established the Austrian Branch in 2010 with Gerald Gartlehner (Director) and has authored multiple Cochrane Reviews. She is a member of the GRADE working group and her research focus is systematic review methodology.

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Does a child’s cough sound like a barking seal? Could be croup

9 September 2015 - 1:40pm

Cochrane Child Health is committed to improving health for kids by getting the word out about recent, high-quality evidence about the effects of healthcare interventions. Contributors post regularly on the Cochrane Child Blog on topics relevant to child health, and the team's latest project, 'Podcasts for Parents', is currently featured on the GlobalGiving fundraising website.

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Can massive open online courses promote more trusted evidence, informed decisions, and better health?

19 August 2015 - 4:23pm

In this guest blog post, Jimmy and Ian — who are both regular contributors to Cochrane and are affiliated with Cochrane United States — discuss their experience facilitating an online course on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis.

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End of the (northern hemisphere) summer review from the Editor in Chief

13 August 2015 - 9:41pm

David Tovey is the Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, and has been working with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (

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Heard about Project Transform? Find out everything you need to know in Vienna.

10 August 2015 - 11:39pm

Project Transform - improving the way people, processes, and technologies come together to produce Cochrane content

Share your Cochrane Review ideas and experience - take the Project Transform survey

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Autogeneration of text within RevMan files

10 August 2015 - 9:37pm

Clive Adams is a longtime Cochrane contributor. He established the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in 1994 and has served as Co-ordinating Editor since the Group began.

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