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  • Heart Group: targeting consumers on World Heart Day
    This is the fourth 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. Until recently Cochrane Heart worked mainly with expert clinicians in an internal prioritization activity. For example, between May and August 2016…
    December 6 2016
  • Communicating complex evidence: the danger of the misrepresentation and misuse of evidence
    Howard White is the CEO of the Campbell Collaboration. Cross-posted, with permission, from the Campbell Blog. The National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) has produced new consultation guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health’. Not very newsworthy you might think. Well you’d be wrong. The Telegraph (UK) ran the story on…
    December 6 2016
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Group: priority setting in a low/middle income country
    This is the third 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 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Group moved to Bogota, Colombia in 2012, where it is now part of the School of Medicine at the…
    December 1 2016
  • Reducing research waste – messages from the Cochrane community
    An estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production: question selection, study design, research conduct, publication, and reporting [2,3]. Much of this waste appears to be avoidable or remediable, but there are few proposed solutions. …
    November 28 2016
  • Looking forward after the 24th Colloquium: A message from Cochrane's CEO
    Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson, provides a recap of events from the Colloquium and what we have to look forward to. Dear Colleagues, It’s three weeks since the close of our 2016 Cochrane Colloquium held in the vibrant city of Seoul, South Korea, and therefore a good time to draw breath after the frenetic activity that took place there to assess the…
    November 18 2016
  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study B
    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…
    November 17 2016
  • Workshop report: Learning Initiative for eXperienced Authors in Cape Town
    Taryn Young, Senior Specialist Scientist from Cochrane South Africa, shares news of a recent workshop in Cape Town. How do you develop a diagram to show how HIV testing could reduce HIV transmission? Or how providing communities with latrines could reduce the number of children with diarrhoea? If you want to know, then you should have come to the…
    November 7 2016
  • Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group: A wide-ranging consultation process
    This is the third in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read an overview of the project in the first post, and a story from the Tobacco Addiction Group in the second post. The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group (CCRG) had a few goals in mind when they embarked on a recent…
    November 2 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Using WhatsApp to communicate with the translation volunteers
    Cochrane Brazil manages a team of volunteer translators who work on systematic review abstracts and Plain Language Summaries. Part of this process involves editing and ensuring the quality of the Portuguese translations produced before they are published. Due to the popularity of WhatsApp in the country, Patricia Logullo, translation editor at…
    October 4 2016
  • Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group: 20th anniversary prioritization workshop
    This is the second in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read an overview of the project in the first post. The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (CTAG) has a longstanding commitment to prioritization, largely through informal discussions at the editorial base and by monitoring emerging…
    October 3 2016