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  • Main decisions made by Steering Group at its meeting in Seoul
    Please find below the main decisions made by Steering Group at its meeting in Seoul. If you have any questions about these decisions, please contact your Steering Group Representative. Co-Chair election: The CSG elected Cindy Farquhar and approval of her appointment would be sought from the Cochrane members at the AGM. Structure and Function…
    October 24 2016
  • Seoul skyline
    Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors from around the world to discuss, develop and promote Cochrane, and help shape its future. The 2016 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 23-27 October. For full information regarding the Colloquium, please visit the website. Key…
    October 19 2016
  • The Cochrane Library is changing!
    We want to share some exciting news about changes in development for the Cochrane Library! We are developing an enhanced Cochrane Library with greater functionality that makes it easier for users to discover and use Cochrane content in their decision-making. Over the course of this year, we are redeveloping all aspects of the Cochrane Library to…
    October 19 2016
  • New and updated standards for Cochrane intervention reviews
    MECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) standards for conduct and reporting have been updated. We have added two new sets of standards to cover the reporting of protocols and the planning, conduct, and reporting of updates. For further information and to download the latest booklet of standards please visit the…
    October 14 2016
  • Steering Group agenda and open access papers now available
    The Agenda and Open Access papers for the Cochrane Steering Group meeting in Seoul are now available. Cochrane Community members may be particularly  interested in the following papers: CEU Report on Review Quality Governance Restructure Papers Knowledge Translation Strategy Update Membership Update Spokesperson Policy Structure and…
    October 13 2016
  • Archie Update: October 2016
    The IKMD team is pleased to announce an update to Archie effective 4 October 2016. The update includes several new features; most noticeable to contributors will be the Archie log-in page, which is now Cochrane-branded. This change reflects that Archie is one of several systems to which your account provides access. Other changes relate to new…
    October 10 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Using WhatsApp to communicate with the translation volunteers
    Cochrane Brazil manages a team of volunteer translators who work on systematic review abstracts and Plain Language Summaries. Part of this process involves editing and ensuring the quality of the Portuguese translations produced before they are published. Due to the popularity of WhatsApp in the country, Patricia Logullo, translation editor at…
    October 4 2016
  • Taking a closer look at how we store blogshots and user engagement with them on twitter.
    Taking a closer look at how we store blogshots and user engagement with them on twitter.  Muriah Umoquit, Internal Communications and Content Officer with Cochrane’s Communications & External Affairs Department, spent the last quarter looking at the newest Cochrane dissemination product, blogshots. Here she shares the results: We have a lot of…
    October 4 2016
  • Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group: 20th anniversary prioritization workshop
    This is the second in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read an overview of the project in the first post. The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (CTAG) has a longstanding commitment to prioritization, largely through informal discussions at the editorial base and by monitoring emerging…
    October 3 2016
  • Celebrating a new chapter in Cochrane’s next generation evidence system
    ‘It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’ World famous philosopher (and sometime baseball player) Yogi Berra got it spot on. We’re all constantly making judgements – large and small – about the future based on our knowledge, experience, values, and intellectual analysis, but also our ‘gut instincts’ and feelings, when we can’t…
    September 29 2016
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