Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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