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  • Keen to get experience with systematic reviews, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’re already experienced, and want to help out?TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review with people who have the time and skills to help. A variety of tasks are posted on the platform, from literature…
    Friday, May 26, 17
  • Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aidsDeciding on the best treatment or screening option can be hard. People can use decision aids when there is more than one option and neither is clearly better or when options have benefits and harms that people value differently. Decision aids may be pamphlets, videos, or web-based tools.…
    Thursday, May 25, 17
  • Specifications:  Full-time or part-time, permanentSalary: Dependent on experience Location: Flexible location Application closing date: 23 June 2017 Cochrane Response is Cochrane’s evidence consultancy unit, providing a broad range of literature review and evidence synthesis services to international policy makers, guideline developers and…
    Wednesday, May 24, 17
  • A group of researchers, including two Cochrane founding members, has designed and run a trial which evaluates an intervention designed to teach primary school children to assess claims about the effects of health treatments. The trial included 10,000 children in more than 120 primary schools in the central region of Uganda, and used a combination…
    Wednesday, May 24, 17
  • Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases 14 Cochrane Reviews used in the World Health Organization Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria.Bednets with insecticide in the fabric reduce child deaths by about one-fifth in malaria areas in Africa – that was the key message of the Cochrane Review published in 1998. Since then the …
    Tuesday, May 23, 17
  • 18 May 2017 | Geneva - Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations have agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.In a joint statement, the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Norwegian…
    Monday, May 22, 17
  • The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care.Our monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane…
    Friday, May 19, 17
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about health care.The job of the Cochrane Crowd community is to review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify…
    Thursday, May 18, 17
  • Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre, Cochrane Sweden.The new Cochrane Sweden Centre is located in the city of Lund, and is affiliated with the Department of Research & Development / Section for HTA Analysis,…
    Tuesday, May 16, 17
  • 2017 sees Cochrane enter its fourth year of Strategy to 2020, which aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world.Cochrane’s Senior Management Team has recently released a document that provides the Governing Board, and the wider Cochrane community, with a definition of success for each of the Strategy to…
    Monday, May 15, 17