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  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study C
    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…
    March 14, 2017
  • Identifying and avoiding common errors in Cochrane Reviews: training resources now available
    Dario Sambunjak and Chris Watts have been working with Cochrane’s Learning and Support team (L&SD) as Learning & Support Officers since May 2015. In this post they share information about a new training resource that L&SD has recently developed, working closely with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU), to help Cochrane Editors avoid…
    March 10, 2017
  • Anne Anderson
    To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), Kay Dickersin, Director of Cochrane United States highlights the work of Anne Anderson and the Cochrane award celebrated in her name. Kay is a member of the Anne Anderson Award Committee.The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the…
    March 6, 2017
  • recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016
    Cochrane Malaysia has just issued certificates of recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016. Dr. Teguh Haryo Sasongko, project manager of the Malay translation project, explains how annual certificates are motivating their volunteers. Could you tell us more about…
    March 3, 2017
  • Wikipedia: an important dissemination tool for Cochrane
    Sylvia de Haan is Cochrane's Partnerships Coordinator. She focuses on building and maintaining Cochrane’s external partnerships, including with Wikipedia. This blog tells about the experience of a small pilot project aimed at engaging volunteers in editing Wikipedia articles using Cochrane (and other) content. Wikipedia's health content was made…
    March 1, 2017
  • Creating a successful online animation resource: the ‘what are systematic reviews?’ video
    It’s been a year since the ‘What are systematic reviews’ video was published on Cochrane.org. It was prepared by the Cochrane Consumers and Communication, La Trobe University and generously support by Cochrane Australia. The video has 28 thousand views and counting and the resources have been included in Wikipedia.  Jack Nunn from Cochrane…
    February 27, 2017
  • Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers group: using the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership model
    The Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group (CGNOC) has previously undertaken several prioritization exercises. In 2007, the Cochrane Gynaecological Cancer Group (as it was known then) worked with NHS Gynaecological Cancer Network, a range of professional bodies including the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)…
    February 20, 2017
  • vlogshots: sharing Cochrane evidence with moving slides
    Sarah Chapman is a knowledge broker at Cochrane UK. She writes and edits their weekly blog, Evidently Cochrane, and helps to shares Cochrane evidence across social media platforms. Jack Leahy manages Cochrane UK's digital presence, monitors impact, and helps develop new ways of sharing Cochrane evidence.   You may have noticed 'vlogshots'…
    February 14, 2017
  • Comic
    Since joining the French volunteer translation project last year, Martin Vuillème has made it a priority to regularly translate Cochrane abstracts and plain language summaries. After sharing his experience as a Cochrane volunteer translator with us in comic strip format, we invited him to write a blog post to tell his story. Here he explains the…
    February 13, 2017
  • Thomas C Chalmers
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Thomas C Chalmers, famous for his role in the development of the randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis in medical research. Thomas is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomize the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomize patients than to treat them in the…
    February 1, 2017