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  • Sponsored Group registration for the Global Evidence Summit 2017
    The Governing Board is delighted to announce that sponsored registration for one person from each Cochrane Group to attend Cochrane Colloquia has been extended to Associate Centres and Satellites of Cochrane Review Groups. This applies to the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, from 13-16 September 2017, which this year replaces the normal…
    March 20, 2017
  • Would you like to host a future Cochrane Colloquium or Governance Meeting?
    We are looking for Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 Cochrane Colloquia, and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Cochrane Governance Meetings. Call to host Cochrane Colloquia Colloquia are Cochrane’s annual conferences, hosted each year by a different Cochrane Centre, Associate Centre, or Affiliate. Colloquia are designed to bring people together…
    March 20, 2017
  • How are research funders working to minimize waste in research?
    Following the publication of The Lancet’s 2014 series on ‘Research: increasing value, reducing waste’, a team of researchers undertook a project evaluating processes that research funders use to provide transparency and reduce waste in making funding decisions. They have presented the results of their research in a letter to The Lancet, published…
    March 17, 2017
  • Cochrane in 140 characters
    Evidence published in the BMJ suggests that tweeting out links to Cochrane Reviews increases ‘product placement’ of evidence, which has the potential to then influence care. Members of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group conducted a randomized controlled trial to see whether sharing Cochrane Reviews on Weibo and Twitter affects visits to Cochrane…
    March 15, 2017
  • Call for submissions: Fast-Track Service
    Call for submissions Cochrane is pleased to announce that we are piloting a Fast-Track Service. This is a ‘journal-like’ process whereby high-quality, MECIR-compliant reviews that require no major revision, can be submitted directly into an accelerated editorial process. We aim for a turnaround of three months from submission to publication.…
    March 15, 2017
  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study C
    The Targeted Updates project aims to provide policy-makers, in particular guideline developers, with up-to-date information from Cochrane Reviews, tailored to their needs and working to a fast timeline. Targeted Updates use Cochrane Reviews as their foundation, but focus on updating selected comparisons and outcomes, working in close consultation…
    March 14, 2017
  • Identifying and avoiding common errors in Cochrane Reviews: training resources now available
    Dario Sambunjak and Chris Watts have been working with Cochrane’s Learning and Support team (L&SD) as Learning & Support Officers since May 2015. In this post they share information about a new training resource that L&SD has recently developed, working closely with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU), to help Cochrane Editors avoid…
    March 10, 2017
  • Thomas Chalmers Award
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Thomas C Chalmers, famous for his role in the development of the randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis in medical research. Thomas is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomize the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomize patients than to treat them in the…
    March 9, 2017
  • Strategy to 2020 in 2017
    2017 will take us to the mid-point of the Strategy to 2020.  It will be another year of delivery and continuity, focusing particularly on the implementation and output phases of already established projects that featured as Targets in 2016. For this reason, there are a reduced number of Targets this year – we are not starting new work. Cochrane’s…
    March 9, 2017
  • An update on Cochrane and its external partners
    In preparation for the Cochrane Board meeting in April in Geneva, we have prepared an update paper to inform the Cochrane community about work with our external partners. Some of the key developments to note: The planning for the Global Evidence Summit is progressing well and provides an opportunity to connect many of our external partners:…
    March 8, 2017
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