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  • Cochrane Airways Group looks ahead to 2018
    Rebecca Normansell is Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Airways, one of five Review Groups in the Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Networks. She shares with us some of her personal views on the work of her Group this year, and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing Cochrane Airways in 2018. Can you tell us a little about the main…
    February 5 2018
  • Why have three long-running Cochrane Reviews on influenza vaccines been stabilised?
    Three Cochrane Reviews focussing on the prevention of influenza in healthy adults, healthy children, and in the elderly are long-running reviews under the same senior author team. The protocol for the oldest review was first published 20 years ago. Over the years the reviews have progressively accumulated evidence leading to ever greater…
    January 29 2018
  • New Year Message 2018
    While we’re almost at the end of January already, it is still well worth reflecting on Cochrane’s achievements in 2017 and what lies ahead for the organization. 2018 promises to be another exciting year of transformation and change as we increase still further our capacity to produce and disseminate high-quality evidence to impact health decision…
    January 26 2018
  • Evaluating the Health in my Language project
    For the past three years, Cochrane was a partner in the EU-funded project called Health in my Language (HimL), aiming to use advances in machine translation to make health content available in different languages. Here, Hayley Hassan, Translation Support Officer, presents the results of an evaluation task led by Cochrane as part of the project,…
    January 24 2018
  • A match made in blogshot heaven: Cochrane Iberoamérica teams up with Spanish nutrition network Red-NuBE
    Cochrane Iberoamérica has been working on a blogshots translation project with a Spanish evidence-based nutrition network. The partnership came about after a chance encounter at a Cochrane virtual meeting for translators! Here, Eduard Baladia, a dietician and member of RED-NuBE, and Andrea Cervera, translation manager at Cochrane Iberoamérica,…
    January 18 2018
  • Chris Silagy Prize: recognizing the extraordinary
    "I was very honored and humbled to receive the 2017 Chris Silagy Prize, and very grateful. I see the prize as a sign of appreciation for the work of Cochrane Croatia volunteers, as we managed to translated more than 2500 Cochrane plain language summaries since 2013 with almost no funds to support this effort. Recognizing the work of individuals,…
    January 18 2018
  • First aid for reviews – 11 top tips for editors
    This Blog presents commentary and personal opinion on topics of interest from a range of contributors to the work of Cochrane. Opinions posted on the Cochrane Blog are those of the individual contributors and do not reflect the official views or policies of Cochrane. It was sobering to reread the following blog written in March 2016.  On one hand…
    January 16 2018
  • Looking ahead at 2018 with Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma
    Dr Helen Handoll is Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group, one of four Groups in the Acute and Emergency Care Network. She shares with us some of her personal views on the work of her Group this year, and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma in 2018. This Blog…
    January 16 2018
  • Covidence continues improvements to streamline Cochrane Reviews
    The Covidence platform continues to evolve, with recent product updates advancing the tool towards the vision of a world where answers to questions about health and other fields of human wellbeing are accurate, up to date, and accessible. The Covidence team is committed to engaging with the Cochrane community and continuing to make improvements…
    December 19 2017
  • The inside scoop on Cochrane Crowd
    From little things, big things grow. Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s citizen science platform, now has 7500+ contributors who have notched over 1.5 million classifications. Here Anna Noel-Storr, Co-Lead of Cochrane Crowd, shares the story of Cochrane Crowd and how the platform may evolve in the future. It often takes a combination of factors,…
    December 13 2017