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Fixing mistakes and replacing outdated content on Wikipedia

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 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 welcomes new Head of Finance & Core Services

www.cochrane.org - 2 November 2015 - 7:15pm

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 swatson@cochrane.org. Please join us in welcoming her to the CET and to Cochrane. 

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

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

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 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

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 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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Announcing the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting - London, UK

www.cochrane.org - 28 October 2015 - 8:11am

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:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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CERQual: A new approach for supporting the use of qualitative evidence in decision making

www.cochrane.org - 27 October 2015 - 8:42pm

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:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Disseminating your Cochrane Review: working with CEAD

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 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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Announcing the establishment of Cochrane Collaborating Centre of Madrid

www.cochrane.org - 26 October 2015 - 6:51pm

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:  a.cervera.alepuz@gmail.com

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Cochrane Tobacco Addiction shares their Vienna Colloquium experience

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 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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Looking forward after the 23rd Colloquium: a message from Cochrane’s CEO

www.cochrane.org - 26 October 2015 - 4:28pm

Dear Colleagues,

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

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Notification process for changes to Cochrane Groups

www.cochrane.org - 23 October 2015 - 9:24pm

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:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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

All Cochrane Workshops - 16 January 2015 - 3:59pm

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 - 4:51pm
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 - 1:26am

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 - 1:24am

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 - 1:22am

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 - 1:20am

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 - 1:18am

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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