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  • TaskExchange Profile: Elizabeth Clearfield, regular task poster
    TaskExchange makes life easy for review authors Elizabeth Clearfield is a regular task poster on TaskExchange, Cochrane’s online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review, with people who have the time and skills to help. Elizabeth sat down recently for a chat with Emily Steele, Community Engagement and Partnerships…
    March 30, 2017
  • Governing Board approves implementation of principles of Good Management Practice across Cochrane
    The Governing Board has approved a new set of principles concerning the implementation of Cochrane's Charter of Good Management Practice. Effective March 2017, the principles of the Charter apply to directors and managers of all Cochrane Groups, as well as to members of the Central Executive team (CET). Thus all Cochrane staff and volunteers…
    March 29, 2017
  • Update on Cochrane Editorial Unit activities - March 2017
    To complement the papers for the Governing Board, we are publishing a report from the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) about our activities over the past 12 months. It has been a challenging period for many reasons, but the recent UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) report strongly endorses our Strategy to 2020, and in particular goals 1…
    March 28, 2017
  •  Defining Cochrane’s success - an interview with Cochrane's CEO
      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 focus during 2016 has been on the delivery of mission critical initiatives, many of which will begin widespread implementation in 2017. These include changes to the structures…
    March 28, 2017
  • Governing Board agenda and open access papers now available for Mid-Year Meeting in Geneva
    The Agenda and Open Access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board meeting in Geneva are now available. Cochrane Community members may be particularly interested in the following papers: CEU Screening Guide Knowledge Translation Strategy Membership Thresholds Report on 2016 Targets for Strategy to 2020 Report on the 2016-2017 Governing Board…
    March 28, 2017
  • Project update: review and restructure of the Organizational Policy Manual
    What’s happening with the Organizational Policy Manual? Following the launch of the new Cochrane Community site in early 2016, we have been working to complete the integration of content from the old Community site and other legacy sites to make all relevant information easily accessible in one location. As part of this process, we have…
    March 28, 2017
  • Update: Developing a new platform for the Cochrane Library
    The Central Executive Team and Wiley are currently working with publishing technology company HighWire (previously Semantico), to develop a new platform for the Cochrane Library with greater functionality that makes it easier for users to discover and use Cochrane content in their decision-making. This is a complex project that is divided into…
    March 27, 2017
  • Announcing the members of the new Cochrane Council
    With the recent election of the Author representatives, membership of the new Cochrane Council is now complete! Authors Julie Brown María Ximena Rojas Reyes Information Specialists (CISs) Elizabeth Stovold Rene Spijker Co-ordinating Editors Graziella Filippini Fergus Macbeth…
    March 27, 2017
  • Cochrane and OHSU announce support of new donor
      Cochrane and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are delighted to announce the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Cochrane and OHSU's ongoing work to build, pilot, and scale a next generation evidence system to transform the translation of health research into practice. This system is a major component of Cochrane's…
    March 22, 2017
  • Cochrane's 'logo review' gets an update
    Cochrane’s logo illustrates the summary results from an iconic systematic review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth. Each horizontal line represents the results of one study, while the diamond represents the combined result - our best estimate of whether the treatment is effective…
    March 21, 2017
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