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  • Post-editing machine-translated Cochrane texts
    Hanna Martikainen conducts PhD research at Paris Diderot University on the French-language translation of Cochrane Systematic Review abstracts. Having previously worked as a translation coordinator and post-editor for Cochrane France, she now teaches a class in post-editing medical LSP at the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies and Applied…
    September 21 2017
  • Connecting online training with Cochrane’s directions in systematic reviews
    Cochrane reviews have come a long way in twenty years. As we all work hard to maximise the quality and the usefulness of our reviews, Cochrane reviews now routinely incorporate more complex methods and address more complex questions. As an organization rooted firmly in our collaborative community and our volunteer ethos, how do we balance our dual…
    September 11 2017
  • How to survive a Cochrane Colloquium
    Nancy Owens is Senior Communications Manager with Cochrane’s Central Executive team, and Rome 1999 was her first Cochrane organizational conference. Cape Town 2017 is her fifteenth! Is the Global Evidence Summit (GES) your first big conference? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect? Fear not! We’ve…
    September 6 2017
  • Project Transform – Making high-quality evidence synthesis quicker and easier.
    A little over three years ago, the Cochrane Steering Group gave a green light to the ambitious Project Transform as part of Cochrane’s Game Changer strategic initiative. The team proposed to harness technology and Cochrane’s worldwide network of contributors for more efficient review production (see this two minute video). To understand the…
    September 5 2017
  • Ensuring Cochrane Reviews remain trusted, and trustworthy, evidence in an era of fake news
    When it comes to health decisions, we want them to be informed by trustworthy, rigorous and reliable evidence. The current gold standard in providing this evidence are Cochrane Reviews, but with false and sensationalized information surrounding us how do we ensure that they remain trustworthy, efficient and sustainable? Here to explore this issue…
    September 1 2017
  • Using patient-important outcomes for systematic reviews
    Heather Bagley (COMET), Sarah Gorst (MRC Hub for Trials Methodology Research), Richard Morley (Cochrane) Bridget Young (COMET) explore how patient-imporant outcomes could be identified for Cochrane Reviews.  An enthusiastic group of healthcare consumers, Cochrane authors,  and researchers joined a workshop jointly run by Richard Morley (Cochrane…
    August 28 2017
  • TaskExchange new endorsement feature
    Hot on the heels of the recent TaskExchange release that opened our community to guideline developers, our latest release includes a new endorsements feature. This feature makes it easier for you to find the right person to help with your project and to thank people who have helped you out. Haven’t heard of TaskExchange? It’s Cochrane’s online…
    August 23 2017
  • TaskExchange now provides opportunities to engage with the global guidelines community
    Cochrane has collaborated with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) on an exciting new release of TaskExchange, launched today. The new platform aims to forge stronger links between the global systematic review and guideline communities, as part of the Cochrane/G-I-N partnership, which was first established in 2014. TaskExchange launched…
    July 26 2017
  • How you can help the implementation of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation framework
    Julie Wood is Head of Cochrane's Communications and External Affairs team, as well as Co-chair of the newly formed Knowledge Translation Advisory Group. Here she provides an update on the development of Cochrane's Knowledge Translation Framework, and outlines next steps for Cochrane contributors to get involved with implementation. Cochrane has…
    July 25 2017
  • The Targeted Updates Project: fourth case study
    The Targeted Updates project aims to provide policy-makers, in particular guideline developers, with up-to-date information from Cochrane Reviews, tailored to their needs and working to a fast timeline. Targeted Updates use Cochrane Reviews as their foundation, but focus on updating selected comparisons and outcomes, working in close consultation…
    July 20 2017