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  • 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
  •  Coming to Seoul? Join in the Project Transform activities
    The Seoul Colloquium is a great opportunity to see the benefits Project Transform is bringing to Cochrane.   As we move into the second half of the project, we are also looking for your input to ensure our next steps meet your needs. This is especially important as Transform innovations are progressively integrated into roles and workflows over…
    September 23 2016
  • Peer review for Cochrane Reviews
    This week is Peer Review Week, a global event to celebrate and debate peer review. This is the second year the event has taken place and it has expanded to involve over 20 organizations with an interest in peer review. You can read more on the Peer Review Week website and by following #PeerRevWk16 on Twitter. This year's theme is Recognition for…
    September 22 2016
  • Funding opportunities at the European level
    Angéline Serre has joined the Cochrane Communication and External Affairs Department (CEAD) in September 2015 with the aim of stimulating and accompanying the participation of Cochrane teams in European funding programs. She has a background in health research (PhD in neurosciences) and an expertise in developing applications for EU calls for…
    September 20 2016
  • Prioritization work within Cochrane Review Groups: A series of case studies
    In this blog series we’ll be highlighting some of the prioritization work that has taken place at Cochrane Review Group level. At its simplest, prioritization is the process of completing tasks in the order of their importance. Most of us prioritize at an individual level; for example, an employee chooses which jobs should be given preference in…
    September 19 2016
  • Cochrane Contributor: Salomé Planas
    Salomé Planas is the Spanish translation coordinator for Cochrane Iberoamérica and has been involved with Cochrane since 1998. Here she reflects on her experience and the changes she has seen during the last 18 years, as well as explaining why she is proud to be part of Cochrane. How did you first get involved with Cochrane? "I got involved in…
    September 4 2016
  • Full speed ahead for TaskExchange
    TaskExchange: why I don’t have time to write this post. I’m really sorry, but I just don’t have the time to write this post. You see, we’ve just released a new version of TaskExchange and opened up access, so now any member of the global evidence community can join, and I’m just a bit frantic as a result. So what am I up to that’s keeping me away…
    August 25 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Russia's Student Podcast Club
    Cochrane Russia has had great success translating and recording podcasts at Kazan Federal University. The initiative involves students, medical residents, and others interested in Cochrane evidence, and is le by Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Director of Cochrane Russia, and Head of the Department of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology at Kazan Federal…
    August 24 2016
  • NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit (CRSU)
    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Reviews Support Unit provides timely and appropriate support for the delivery of complex reviews that are funded and/or supported by NIHR - including Cochrane Reviews! Project Manager of the unit, Mora Aitken, answers a few questions to introduce the unit more widely to the Cochrane…
    August 15 2016