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  • Cochrane Classmate – where your students want to learn
    Cochrane Classmate, launched at the Global Evidence Summit in September, could change how evidence production is taught in classrooms around the world. From the people that brought you Cochrane Crowd, we present Cochrane Classmate: a trainers’ toolkit that lets you create exciting, interactive tasks to help your students learn about evidence…
    November 13 2017
  • Evidence Aid announces Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017
    From 6-12 November, Evidence Aid is organising the Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017 (HEW2017) – one week of blogs, webinars, training, debates, and other initiatives to promote a more evidence-based approach to humanitarian aid. For the HEW2017, Evidence Aid has brought together more than 20 organisations to create a platform highlighting their…
    November 5 2017
  • Cochrane Translations - Making Cochrane podcasts more relevant to a Brazilian audience
    The Brazilian translation team have been modifying English language Cochrane podcast scripts before translating them into Portuguese, in order to make them more suitable for their local audience. Patricia Logullo, translation editor at Cochrane Brazil, tells us more about the changes made to the scripts, and how listeners have responded. How did…
    November 3 2017
  • Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative: Keeping Wikipedia content up to date
    Jennifer Dawson works with Cochrane’s Communications and External Affairs team as a Wikipedia Consultant. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. This blog post shares two…
    October 23 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…
    October 13 2017
  • What is it like being on the Governing Board?
    Peter C. Gøtzsche, director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, shares his experience of being on the Cochrane Board after returning from the GES.  I have participated in two face-to-face Board meetings. This work has been much more interesting than I thought it would be. If you walk down the Grand Canyon, you will see how beautiful it is, but if you…
    September 27 2017
  • 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
  • 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