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  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study A
    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
  • When Maja met TaskExchange
    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
  • How do you break down information silos in the Cochrane Community?
    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
  • What proportion of Cochrane Reviews are Wiki-compatible?
    The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership started in 2014 with the aim of improving the evidence base of Wikipedia articles using Cochrane Reviews and other relevant evidence. We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative pages on Wikimedia as the go-to place for all Cochrane-Wikipedia projects and related resources. Groups…
    May 26 2016
  • Assessing the current state of systematic reviews
    Cochrane contributor Matthew Page, working with an international team of research colleagues, has recently completed an examination of the current quality and quantity of systematic reviews being published. A report of the study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May, and Cochrane Senior Editor Toby…
    May 24 2016
  • The Targeted Update Project: an introduction
    Targeted Update team (L to R): Nuala Livingstone, Rachel Churchill, Hanna Bergman, Charlotte Pestridge, Giulia Boselli, Karla Soares-Weiser. (Not pictured: Rachel Marshall).What is the Targeted Update Project? Supported by the Cochrane Steering Group, this pilot project was conducted jointly by the Cochrane Editorial Unit and Cochrane Innovations…
    May 19 2016
  • The secret life of social franchising: the value of empty reviews
    Tracey Perez Koehlmoos is Director of the Health Services Administration Division and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the US Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is also a Cochrane Review author, member of the Cochrane Library Oversight Commitee, and contributor to the work of the Campbell and…
    May 13 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd - the next phase of Cochrane Embase
    Today marks a new chapter in the Cochrane Embase project with the launch of the beta version of Cochrane Crowd. The Cochrane Embase project has been a huge success. To date, some 2,414 contributors have screened 304,499 records and identified 22,448 reports of randomized trials, with 99% sensitivity and specificity based on the latest evaluation.…
    May 12 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Rhoda Redulla
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Professor Rhoda Redulla, a significant contributor to Cochrane Nursing Care. Professor Rhoda Redulla has been an active member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) for several years and has prepared numerous Cochrane Review Summaries that have been published in many highly regarded…
    May 9 2016
  • There’s an app for that! Cochrane contributor improving business travel
    Susi Wisniewski is former Managing Editor of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group and Programme Manager for Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group. She remains involved with Cochrane as an author, particularly on Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews. Since leaving her full-time role within Cochrane, Susi has launched a…
    May 4 2016