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  • Cochrane in daily practice: facilitating the implementation of the best Cochrane evidence.
    Cochrane Mexico has launched an initiative to bring Cochrane Reviews into daily practice, in order to promote informed decision making. Dr. Giordano Pérez-Gaxiola, of Cochrane Mexico and The Pediatric Hospital of Sinaloa, who is leading the initiative, explains more below. How did the idea arise? For a while, we had been thinking about how to…
    May 25, 2017
  • Kenneth Warren
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    May 25, 2017
  • h through social media: the peripheral venous catheters story from Cochrane UK
    Reposted with permission from Evidently Cochrane This blog by Sarah Chapman @SarahChapman30 reflects on how Cochrane UK shared Cochrane evidence on replacement of peripheral venous catheters. The blog was first published as an example of using social media to share research on the website of The HARTS of the possible project, which is exploring…
    May 24, 2017
  • New Cochrane Blog post from the Crowd team
    How can we make it easier for health practitioners to access current evidence to inform treatments? One of Cochrane’s responses has been Cochrane Crowd, a platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to dive into tasks that help identify and describe health research. Cochrane Crowd is making it easier for health researchers to find the…
    May 24, 2017
  •  Defining Cochrane’s success - an interview with Cochrane's CEO
      2017 sees Cochrane enter its fourth year of Strategy to 2020, which aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Cochrane’s focus during 2016 has been on the delivery of mission critical initiatives, many of which will begin widespread implementation in 2017. These include changes to the structures…
    May 11, 2017
  • Translating evidence: Cochrane Croatia records its first podcasts
    In March 2017, members of Cochrane Croatia, led by Irena Zakarija-Grković, recorded their first podcasts in Croatian. In 2016, Irena received a small grant from the Croatian Ministry of Science for the ‘Popularization of Science’, and what better way to do that than by translating and recording Cochrane Podcasts! First, Hayley Hassan, from the…
    May 10, 2017
  • Join the MedLit Blitz
    Working together to create health evidence & transform biomedical discovery Got a burning passion for health? Ready to make a difference? We’ve got you covered. Join Cochrane Crowd, our partner Mark2Cure and our collective global volunteer network for an online MedLit Blitz, 9-12 May. Together we will create health evidence and transform…
    May 8, 2017
  • Cochrane and WHO meet to discuss how to improve their long-standing partnership
    Sylvia de Haan is Cochrane's Partnerships Co-ordinator, and blogs periodically about work with our partners. You can read more in her previous blogs about engagement with the WHO, as well our partnership with Wikipedia. The World Health Organization (WHO) is Cochrane's largest external partner, and one of our oldest, with whom we have been in…
    April 30, 2017
  • TaskExchange Profile: Elizabeth Clearfield, regular task poster
    TaskExchange makes life easy for review authors Elizabeth Clearfield is a regular task poster on TaskExchange, Cochrane’s online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review, with people who have the time and skills to help. Elizabeth sat down recently for a chat with Emily Steele, Community Engagement and Partnerships…
    March 30, 2017
  • Update on Cochrane Editorial Unit activities - March 2017
    To complement the papers for the Governing Board, we are publishing a report from the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) about our activities over the past 12 months. It has been a challenging period for many reasons, but the recent UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) report strongly endorses our Strategy to 2020, and in particular goals 1…
    March 28, 2017