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  • Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group Priority Setting Report
    The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group at the University of Oxford in the UK is one of the oldest groups working on Cochrane Reviews. It has produced dozens of these during the last two decades and, in 2016, it embarked on a project to identify the top priorities for future research into tobacco control.  The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group's…
    September 6 2017
  • How to survive a Cochrane Colloquium
    Nancy Owens is Senior Communications Manager with Cochrane’s Central Executive team, and Rome 1999 was her first Cochrane organizational conference. Cape Town 2017 is her fifteenth! Is the Global Evidence Summit (GES) your first big conference? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect? Fear not! We’ve…
    September 6 2017
  • Project Transform – Making high-quality evidence synthesis quicker and easier.
    A little over three years ago, the Cochrane Steering Group gave a green light to the ambitious Project Transform as part of Cochrane’s Game Changer strategic initiative. The team proposed to harness technology and Cochrane’s worldwide network of contributors for more efficient review production (see this two minute video). To understand the…
    September 5 2017
  • Ensuring Cochrane Reviews remain trusted, and trustworthy, evidence in an era of fake news
    When it comes to health decisions, we want them to be informed by trustworthy, rigorous and reliable evidence. The current gold standard in providing this evidence are Cochrane Reviews, but with false and sensationalized information surrounding us how do we ensure that they remain trustworthy, efficient and sustainable? Here to explore this issue…
    September 1 2017
  • 2017 Annual General Meeting: 14 September 2017, Cape Town
    Sept 13 - Voting is closing in 24 hours. Please vote electronically until 19:30 GMT+2, even if you will be attending the AGM in-person. Vote here:  http://agm.cochrane.org/vote    Dear Cochrane Member, It is our pleasure to invite you to attend Cochrane’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. DATE: Thursday 14 September 2017 TIME: 18:00-20:00…
    August 30 2017
  • In memory of Fred Wolf
    It is with deep sadness that we announce to the Cochrane community that Dr. Fredric Wolf PhD died on July 23, 2017 at the age of 71. Fred had been battling two cancers for over a decade. He was a close friend and respected colleague to many of us, and we deeply mourn his loss. As an academician, Fred had a long and illustrious history in both…
    August 30 2017
  • Governing Board agenda and open access papers now available for the 2017 Global Evidence Summit
    The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board meeting to be held in Cape Town at the Global Evidence Summit are now available. Cochrane's governing body is the Board, comprising 13 members of whom some are elected by Cochrane’s contributors and some are external members appointed by the Board. The Board is responsible for…
    August 29 2017
  • Using patient-important outcomes for systematic reviews
    Heather Bagley (COMET), Sarah Gorst (MRC Hub for Trials Methodology Research), Richard Morley (Cochrane) Bridget Young (COMET) explore how patient-imporant outcomes could be identified for Cochrane Reviews.  An enthusiastic group of healthcare consumers, Cochrane authors,  and researchers joined a workshop jointly run by Richard Morley (Cochrane…
    August 28 2017
  • Help Cochrane Crowd with the new clinicaltrials.gov task!
    Cochrane Crowd needs your help to identify randomised controlled trials (RCT) from  ClinicalTrials.gov! Today Cochrane Crowd in partnership with Cochrane’s Centralised Search Service launches a new identification task, called ClinicalTrials.Gov identification (or CT ID for short). Don’t know what Cochrane Crowd is? It’s Cochrane’s citizen science…
    August 28 2017
  • Cochrane recommends Covidence for new reviews
    The Covidence platform continues to evolve, with recent product updates advancing the tool towards the vision of a world where answers to questions about health and other fields of human wellbeing are accurate, up to date and accessible. The Covidence team is committed to engaging with the Cochrane community and continuing to make improvements…
    August 23 2017
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