It’s now two months since we launched Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, Cochrane Crowd, so it’s time celebrate our achievements and share the exciting plans for the months ahead.
Firstly a big thank you to our existing Embase screening project crowd for coming along on this transition with us and giving such helpful feedback on the early…
July 25 2016
A new way to sign in opens the doors to TaskExchange
Fariz, Aidan, and Matthias want to help you with your review.
Fariz is a medical doctor; Aidan is completing his Master of Public Health and has worked with Cochrane centres in Europe; Matthias has a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and expertise in urology. They all speak multiple languages.
July 20 2016
The World Health Assembly is an important meeting for Cochrane and our partnerships. Here Sylvia de Haan, Partnership Coordinator for Cochrane, discusses what it is, our involvement thus far, and plans on making the most of our attendance.
Once a year the World Health Assembly (WHA) brings together 3,000 people representing 194 member states and…
July 18 2016
David Roberts, a public health registrar with Cochrane UK, recently helped with a Cochrane stand at a Public Health conference. Here he shares a bit about the experience and gives tips for other groups sharing Cochrane Evidence.
The Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference was held in June in Brigton, East Sussex, UK. Representatives of…
July 13 2016
The Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) has been undertaking pre-publication screening of Cochrane Reviews since 2013. In that time a team of editors from the CEU has assessed hundreds of submissions, and has not only identified areas for improvement within individual reviews, but also extracted and gathered data to help improve production practices…
July 5 2016
The audience waits, chattering nervously. Anticipation seeps quietly underneath the heavy red velvet curtain. What will be revealed when the curtains part? Will it, could it, live up to our expectations?
The third round of TaskExchange new features are about to be revealed, and I’m waiting in breathless anticipation.
This is my favourite part of…
June 23 2016
This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Dr. Jimee Hwang, a significant contributor to the work of Cochrane Infectious Diseases, with an interview. This article is one in the "Meet the Editor" series produced by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Groups, you can read more in the series here.
Could you describe where you currently…
June 20 2016
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…
June 14 2016
Maja Boban recently used TaskExchange to get some help with her Cochrane review, and we thought you might like to hear how it worked out.
Maja is a psychologist and a Senior Advisor in HTA at the Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health Care and Social Welfare in Croatia. Hi Maja!
Maja was working on a review of multimedia-delivered…
May 31 2016
Simple communication solution found in Cochrane’s Communications Network
Muriah Umoquit, Internal Communications and Content Officer with Cochrane’s Communications & External Affairs Department (CEAD), talks about how Cochrane is breaking down information silos with the Communications Network and the sharing of information across groups…
May 26 2016