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  • Closure of the US Cochrane Center
    The US Cochrane Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, has closed. Director Professor Kay Dickersin, and Associate Directors Tianjing Li and Roberta Scherer have stepped down from their positions, but will continue to work with Cochrane in other capacities. Cochrane’s Governing Board Co-Chairs Martin…
    February 16 2018
  • Photo from Global Evidence Summit
    Registration has now opened for the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium. Register before the 15 June 2018 to get the reduced early bird rate! This year, the Colloquium will be held at the International Convention Centre in Edinburgh from 16-18 September 2018 and is expected to attract up to 1200 delegates. The Colloquium will be a ‘Patients Included…
    February 15 2018
  • Living systematic review re-published in record time
    Teams at Australia’s University of Newcastle,  Cochrane Heart, and Project Transform’s living systematic review (LSR), machine learning and citizen science experts have combined forces to re-publish one of Cochrane’s first LSRs in record time. Following an update in September 2017, the LSR of ‘Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable…
    February 14 2018
  • Cochrane seeks six senior leaders to join its vibrant Review Networks
    Cochrane is creating vibrant and robust Networks of sustainable, nimble, and connected Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) which will become the focus for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of the thematic Networks provides an…
    February 12 2018
  • Survey round-up
    A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month. Cochrane-WHO Collaboration General Information: Cochrane is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). We need to renew our plan of work with WHO this year. We…
    February 12 2018
  • Official launch of first Cochrane Review Group Networks
    We are proud to announce this week the official launch of our first Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks, Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems and Cochrane Cancer. We welcome the formation of these new thematic Networks as part of the implementation of Cochrane’s CRG Transformation programme, which sets out the changes we will be making to…
    February 8 2018
  • Januray 2018 Meeting of Cochrane Portugal
    On 25 January 2018, Cochrane Portugal held a Meeting in Coimbra. Those who attended the event included Xavier Bonfill, Director of the Cochrane Iberoamerica, António Vaz Carneiro, Director of Cochrane Portugal, João Costa, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Movement Disorders, and over 20 representatives of several Portuguese academic and scientific…
    February 8 2018
  • Next steps for Cochrane Membership: an update for Cochrane Groups
    7th February Update As of January 2018 we started sending out these membership activation emails through a gradual process. We hope to have sent out all emails by the middle of February. Everyone who does not respond will receive a reminder after 6 weeks. Key messages We are writing to everyone in Cochrane for two reasons For those eligible, we…
    February 7 2018
  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences For workshops and courses, please see the Training site listing.  To have your non-training event listed here or to let us know about a conference you are attending, please let Holly Millward know at hmillward@cochrane.org Cochrane Governance Meetings 2018 Type: Governance MeetingsDate: 19…
    February 6 2018
  • Tender and Funding Round-Up
    A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month. Additional funding resources    Name of funding opportunity: NIHR Open CallsGeneral information: Number of Calls  17/117 - Therapeutic interventions for self-harm in adolescents - an individual…
    February 6 2018
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