News

  • Translations team
    Cochrane’s translation strategy, established in 2014, is aimed at strengthening impact in non-English speaking countries. More than 2,500 translations of Cochrane Review summaries have been published in the first half of 2016 alone. Hayley Hassan, Cochrane’s Translations Support Officer, offers an insight into the impressive work of Cochrane’s…
    August 15 2016
  • Putting the equity lens on the work of Cochrane
    Dario Sambunjak is a Learning & Support Officer at the Cochrane Central Executive and acts as the secretary to the recently established Cochrane Equity & Diversity Task Force. In this blog post, he discusses the first and last principles – “alpha and omega” - underpinning Cochrane’s work and invites Cochrane contributors to join in the…
    August 11 2016
  • Cochrane Review’s Altmetric Score: Understanding the value
    You may have noticed that the Altmetric ‘doughnut’ is now included at the start of every Cochrane Review and Protocol. But what does it mean? Working with Gavin Stewart, Cochrane Editor for our publishing partner Wiley, we’ve come up with all you need to know, including how authors, Managing Editors, and Review Groups can make the most of it.…
    August 8 2016
  • Cochrane Tumblr: sharing Cochrane evidence on a miroblogging platform
    Jack Leahy is an Engagement Officer with Cochrane UK. Jack curates the new Cochrane Tumblr account, where the popular Cochrane blogshots are shared. These blogshots summarize a Cochrane Review with a visual and are easy to share and consume on social media – a perfect fit for the miroblogging platform that is Tumblr! If you follow any of the…
    August 2 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd – Exciting Times Ahead
    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
  • Broadening access to TaskExchange
    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. As…
    July 20 2016
  • The World Health Assembly – A great opportunity for Cochrane to engage with key stakeholders
    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
  • Putting Cochrane evidence in the spotlight at conferences
    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
  • Screening Notes: Planning methods for using GRADE and preparing Summary of Findings tables
    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
  • Drumroll: The TaskExchange excitement builds
    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