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  • 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
  • Learning from the changes in the Consumers and Communication Group
    Dr. Sophie Hill, Co-ordinating Editor of the Consumers and Communication Group shares an overview of some of the changes in her Cochrane Group so that others in the Cochrane Community can learn from them.  In the Consumers and Communication Group we have made some changes lately you might like to hear about as we are finding they greatly increase…
    December 4 2017
  • 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