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Update: Cochrane Brand, February 2015

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 3:26pm

Now that we have begun the process of rolling out Cochrane’s new visual identity and logo with the relaunch of cochrane.org and the Cochrane Library, we wanted to update on a few common questions we are receiving following the launch, as well as tell you about next steps and timings for rebranding groups and reskinning  websites. We will also post this information on cochrane.org/brand, and will be setting up an online forum so we can answer any brand questions you may have.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@cochrane.org

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XIV Annual Meeting - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network - Montevideo, Uruguay

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 2:55pm

Event: XIV Annual Meeting - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

Dates: 20-22 May 2015

Organised by: Fondo Nacional de Recursos.

For more information, please contact the chairman Dr. Oscar Gianneo, or Cochrane_Uruguay@fnr.gub.uy

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Maroussia Tzanova Email address:  maroussia@cochrane.es

All aboard the #CochraneExpress!

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 1:40pm

The #CochraneExpress is an against-the-clock challenge to develop a priority-listed Cochrane review from published protocol to full review in around 12 hours of elapsed time from a temporary base on a train travelling to the Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna (date TBC). The journey will be captured using documentary film to showcase the evidence-to-clinical practice process and its technology-enabled future.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Hobson Email address:  anna.hobson@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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We're recruiting - Translation System Developer, deadline extended: 18 February

IMS Team news - 16 February 2015 - 1:24pm

16 February 2015

We’re looking for a Translation System Developer to join our highly experienced team. 

Cochrane’s work is recognised as the international gold-standard for high quality, trusted information. We want to be the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care across the world.

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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Survey: Cochrane-WHO Collaboration

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 1:17pm

Cochrane is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). We need to renew our work plan with them in 2015.

We need to know from you about any current or planned collaboration you have with the WHO to help put this plan together. We would also like to know your opinion about this collaboration.

WHO is an important partner in using evidence for health policy development, so your help is really important to Cochrane’s mission.

External link for more information:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CollaborationWHO Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sylvia de Haan Email address:  sdehaan@cochrane.org

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Cochrane UK releases three RevMan training videos

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 1:02pm

Cochrane UK have released three training videos in the form of short screen casts, narrated by Chris Cates, as part of a series called “Entering data with the RevMan Calculator”.  These provide a step-by-step guide to support author teams on how to use the RevMan calculator for data entry with continuous outcomes:

1.  Calculating missing standard deviations

2.  Combining arms with continuous outcomes

3.  Is it really as standard deviation?

External link for more information:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-DFRXToqEVxlbJc5... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane UK Email address:  general@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Consumer Network Executive announces appointment of new members

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 12:16pm

The Consumer Network is pleased to announce that there have been changes to the membership of the Consumer Network (CCNET) Executive following a call for nominations.

We received two nominations for two positions and therefore, with effect from the Athens Mid-year meeting, Caroline Struthers and Sara Yaron will be joining the team, replacing Silvana Simi who will be standing down, and filling a vacant position.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Richard Morley Email address:  rmorley@cochrane.org

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Update: Cochrane Events Strategic Review

www.cochrane.org - 16 February 2015 - 11:39am

Did you know that our annual Cochrane Colloquium is actually one year older than our organization itself? It will be held for the 23rd time in 2015, when we meet in Vienna from 3-7 October.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Juliane Ried Email address:  jried@cochrane.org

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Cochrane CEAD team announces appointment of Internal Communications and Content Officer

www.cochrane.org - 11 February 2015 - 1:39pm

The Cochrane Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Internal Communications and Content Officer, Muriah Umoquit.

Muriah brings with her more than 10 years of experience in research, knowledge translation, communications, and digital content. Prior to joining Cochrane, Muriah has held roles in a variety of health research and communications environments, including the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy and Cancer Care Ontario.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Nancy Owens Email address:  cead@cochrane.org

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How 'Ideas' are improving Cochrane tools

IMS Team news - 6 February 2015 - 4:15pm

February 6 2015

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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New resource collection for Cochrane Editors

www.cochrane.org - 5 February 2015 - 6:33am

Cochrane Editors are invited to access a new collection of training and information resources, available on the Cochrane Training website. The resources cover publication ethics, editing Cochrane methods, editorial feedback and peer review, copy editing and journalology, and are sourced from a number of expert organisations and publications. We hope the collection will be both interesting and useful to Editors interested in improving their skills or keeping up-to-date.

External link for more information:  http://training.cochrane.org/editors Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Miranda Cumpston Email address:  mcumpston@cochrane.org

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Systematic Reviews Course Part II: ‘Conducting a Cochrane Systematic Review’ - Leuven, Belgium

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 January 2015 - 4:59pm

The Belgian Branch of the Dutch Cochrane Centre organizes a two-day course on practical aspects related to the conduct of Cochrane systematic reviews. Using both plenary and practical sessions, participants learn how to perform a Cochrane systematic review. Topics include: doing the searches, assessing risk of 

External link for more information:  http://www.cebam.be/nl/course/Paginas/Systematic-Review... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 4 March 2015 - 9:00am - 5 March 2015 - 5:00pm (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Gasthuisberg, 3000 Leuven, Belgium Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Trudy Bekkering Email address:  trudy.bekkering@cebam.be

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Critical Appraisal Skills Programme - Train the Trainer Event - Oxford, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 6 January 2015 - 5:51pm
CASP aims to spread critical appraisal skills training to as many people as possible. External link for more information:  http://www.casp-uk.net/ Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 23 March 2015 - 9:00am - 26 March 2015 - 5:00pm (Europe/London) Location:  Kellogg College, Oxford UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sally Crowe Email address:  sally@crowe-associates.co.uk

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Introduction to writing a Cochrane review - Sydney, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:26am

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/introduction-writing-cochrane-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 2 December 2015 (All day) - 4 December 2015 (All day) (Australia/Sydney) Location:  Westmead, Sydney - Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Review completion workshop - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:24am

Review completion workshops are designed to provide dedicated time and support to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the ACC for a week to work on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/review-completion-workshop-mel... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 9 November 2015 (All day) - 13 November 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

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Introduction to systematic reviews of interventions - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:22am

The course will take a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a systematic review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention, from a simple drug treatment to a complex public health or health systems intervention.

External link for more information:  http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/shortcourses/systema... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 3 August 2015 (All day) - 4 August 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Introduction to writing a Cochrane review - Gold Coast, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:20am

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/introduction-writing-cochrane-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 24 June 2015 (All day) - 26 June 2015 (All day) (Australia/Brisbane) Location:  Gold Coast, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

Review completion workshop - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 19 December 2014 - 2:18am

Review completion workshops are designed to provide dedicated time and support to review authors who are working to complete or update their Cochrane systematic review. Authors visit the ACC for a week to work on their review, with expert trainers on hand to provide advice and support.

External link for more information:  https://acc.cochrane.org/review-completion-workshop-mel... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 25 May 2015 (All day) - 29 May 2015 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Australia Email address:  training@cochrane.org.au

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