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  • 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
  • Cochrane Incontinence Group: working with guideline developers
    This is sixth in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read more about the project and the full series of blog post  on the project page. The Cochrane Incontinence Group (CIG) were one of the first Groups to use the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership model almost eight…
    January 30 2017
  • Interview with new Affiliate Director of the Cochrane Brazilian Network
    Luis Eduardo Fontes is a physician, specializing in intensive care and gastroenterology, and a Professor of Medicine at Petrópolis Medical School. He is also one of the five Affiliate Directors of the Cochrane Brazilian Network, launched in 2016, and here explains about his exciting new role, and experience hosting the first Cochrane Symposium in…
    January 13 2017
  • Cochrane’s 2016 Citation Screening Challenge
    Being able to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is a critical part of most Cochrane Reviews that evaluate the effects of health treatments. In May last year Cochrane launched Cochrane Crowd. This platform enables anyone with an interest in health to dive into tasks that help identify and describe health research. By late December 2016…
    January 13 2017
  • Cochrane Translations: Integrating Cochrane abstract translation practice into teaching
    Xun Li coordinates the Simplified Chinese translation project. Here she tells us about an initiative to incorporate the translation of Cochrane abstracts and Plain Language Summaries into medical English courses at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM). How did the initiative begin? The idea of making the translation of Cochrane evidence…
    January 12 2017
  • Consumer involvement in Cochrane and why we are developing a Statement of Principles
    Richard Morley is Cochrane's Consumer Co-ordinator. Cross-posted, with permission, from the Cochrane Consumer Network site. In 2015 the Cochrane Consumer Network took a hard look at the state of consumer involvement in Cochrane and found much to celebrate: a long history of consumer involvement, going back to the start of Cochrane a network of…
    December 23 2016