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  • Aubrey Sheiham
    Who may apply? Cochrane authors of registered topics; award supports the conduct and dissemination of a high-impact Cochrane Review on a topic relevant to resource-constrained settings.Closing date for applications: 31 July 2016 We continue to honour Professor Aubrey Sheiham, a longtime supporter of Cochrane’s work and mission, who sadly passed…
    May 27 2016
  • How do you break down information silos in the Cochrane Community?
    Simple communication solution found in Cochrane’s Communications Network Muriah Umoquit, Internal Communications and Content Officer with Cochrane’s Communications & External Affairs Department (CEAD), talks about how Cochrane is breaking down information silos with the Communications Network and the sharing of information across groups…
    May 26 2016
  • What proportion of Cochrane Reviews are Wiki-compatible?
    The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership started in 2014 with the aim of improving the evidence base of Wikipedia articles using Cochrane Reviews and other relevant evidence. We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative pages on Wikimedia as the go-to place for all Cochrane-Wikipedia projects and related resources. Groups…
    May 26 2016
  • Assessing the current state of systematic reviews
    Cochrane contributor Matthew Page, working with an international team of research colleagues, has recently completed an examination of the current quality and quantity of systematic reviews being published. A report of the study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May, and Cochrane Senior Editor Toby…
    May 24 2016
  • The Targeted Update Project: an introduction
    Targeted Update team (L to R): Nuala Livingstone, Rachel Churchill, Hanna Bergman, Charlotte Pestridge, Giulia Boselli, Karla Soares-Weiser. (Not pictured: Rachel Marshall).What is the Targeted Update Project? Supported by the Cochrane Steering Group, this pilot project was conducted jointly by the Cochrane Editorial Unit and Cochrane Innovations…
    May 19 2016
  • Nominations requested for the selection panel for the Scientific Committee
    Final call: submissions due Friday 20 May 23:59 BST Cochrane’s Board of Trustees agreed to the setup of a Scientific Committee for the purpose of providing independent authoritative guidance for the methods Cochrane should use in its reviews. A selection panel will identify the first committee members. We seek representation from Co-ordinating…
    May 16 2016
  • The Newton Fund issues call for travel grant proposals
    The British Council's Newton Fund is inviting proposals for Researcher Links Travel Grants for travel between the UK and Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, or Turkey. Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build…
    May 15 2016
  • The secret life of social franchising: the value of empty reviews
    Tracey Perez Koehlmoos is Director of the Health Services Administration Division and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the US Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is also a Cochrane Review author, member of the Cochrane Library Oversight Commitee, and contributor to the work of the Campbell and…
    May 13 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd - the next phase of Cochrane Embase
    Today marks a new chapter in the Cochrane Embase project with the launch of the beta version of Cochrane Crowd. The Cochrane Embase project has been a huge success. To date, some 2,414 contributors have screened 304,499 records and identified 22,448 reports of randomized trials, with 99% sensitivity and specificity based on the latest evaluation.…
    May 12 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd is here – become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Cochrane Crowd has launched! crowd.cochrane.org   This beta platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.   The platform, delivered as part of Cochrane’s Project Transform, builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000…
    May 11 2016
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