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  • Survey round-up
    A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month. Testing the AGREE-REX ToolGeneral information: Contribute your knowledge to help develop the next generation of practice guideline appraisalWho is running the survey: The AGREE…
    July 5 2017
  • Cochrane Governing Board meeting minutes now available
    The minutes from the Governing Board’s meeting in Geneva, 5-7 April 2017, are now available. Governing Board members are Cochrane’s directors and trustees, and are elected to direct the strategy and policies of the organization. Questions about the minutes can be sent to admin@cochrane.org. Additional resources: Agenda and open access papers…
    July 4 2017
  • List of countries eligible for free one-click access to the Cochrane Library in 2017
      Following the 2016 annual review, we are delighted to confirm that Wiley will offer free access to the Cochrane Library including more than 9,000 full text Cochrane Systematic Reviews and Protocols in over 100 countries with approximately 2 billion people. One-click free access is provided by country IP recognition for all of the included…
    July 4 2017
  • Winners of the fourth Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP)
    We are pleased to announce the 12 successful titles from the fourth Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round. Adverse events in patients taking macrolide antibiotics versus placebo for any indication (Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections) Cognitive behaviour therapy versus standard care for schizophrenia (Cochrane Schizophrenia…
    June 29 2017
  • Cochrane and conflict of interest
    David Tovey is the Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, and has been working with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and the wider Cochrane collaboration in this role since 2009. In this post, he discusses Cochrane's conflict of interest policy and recent calls for re-assessment of its application in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This blog…
    June 28 2017
  • Living Systematic Reviews are going live!
    Cochrane’s Project Transform team, in partnership with the LSR Network, have been working away for some time on the methods, and production and publication processes needed for Cochrane to be able to pilot Living Systematic Reviews (LSRs). After successful meetings and events at the Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul, and a recent two-day workshop…
    June 27 2017
  • How you can help the implementation of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation framework
    Julie Wood is Head of Cochrane's Communications and External Affairs team, as well as Co-chair of the newly formed Knowledge Translation Advisory Group. Here she provides an update on the development of Cochrane's Knowledge Translation Framework, and outlines next steps for Cochrane contributors to get involved with implementation. Cochrane has…
    June 26 2017
  • Former South African Minister of Finance will open the Summit
    “This generation, our generation of people who benefited, must always be the pioneers who look to younger people and say mediocrity is not accommodated in what we do.”  Trevor Manuel, who served in the South African government as Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe, and…
    June 25 2017
  • Names of Cochrane Governing Board candidates announced
    Nominations have now closed for the election of new members of the Cochrane Governing Board. You can view the names of the candidates and read their candidate statements on the main elections page. All candidates for election will compete in a single field, and will be voted on by the entire Cochrane membership. There are no separate categories of…
    June 25 2017
  • Cochrane's Editor in Chief leave of absence
    Dear Community colleagues, Last week I shared the news that Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, David Tovey, needed to undergo urgent coronary bypass surgery. I’m pleased to pass on that David’s surgery took place on Monday and has gone well. We have heard that David is resting comfortably in hospital, and the prognosis is good for a full recovery.…
    June 21 2017
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