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posted on: 9 Mar 2011 - 20:55
Approval of the Korean Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre
We are delighted to announce the Monitoring and Registration Committee’s approval of the Korean Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre. Congratulations to Hyeong Sik Ahn, the Branch Director, who has led this initiative and who will be familiar to many of you from our meetings in Singapore and Auckland. read more
posted on: 9 Mar 2011 - 20:50
Swiss Branch receives approval
We are pleased to announce that the Monitoring and Registration Committee approved the establishment of the Swiss Branch of the French Cochrane Centre under the co-ordination of Bernard Burnand and Myriam Rège Walther at Lausanne University, and Erik von Elm at Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil. read more
posted on: 9 Mar 2011 - 20:42
The OSH Group joins the ranks of CRGs
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Review Group was registered as the 52nd Collaborative Review Group on 30 July 2010. We build on the work of the Occupational Health Field that was registered in May 2004. read more
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posted on: 9 Mar 2011 - 20:29
Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group registered
Cochrane reviews on the effects of interventions vary considerably in their scope. Some target a specific pair-wise comparison, while others include many — or indeed any — interventions available for a condition of interest.  The debate between ‘lumping’ and ‘splitting’ has been an ongoing issue for the Collaboration since its early days. In recent years, however, two important developments... read more
posted on: 9 Mar 2011 - 20:22
EMBASE introduces diagnostic test accuracy study as an indexing term
Searching for diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies can be frustrating and time-consuming, as those of us now engaged in producing systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy can attest! EMBASE is the first of the major electronic medical literature databases to introduce an indexing term specifically for DTA studies. read more

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