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  • Structure and Function webinars for Centres, Branches, and Networks
    Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to invite you to attend one of a series of four webinars (each presenting the same content at different times) to introduce the structure and function changes to Centres, Branches, and Networks; and to update you on how the organisational structure and function changes announced following the London meeting and the…
    July 5 2016
  • Screening Notes: Planning methods for using GRADE and preparing Summary of Findings tables
    The Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) has been undertaking pre-publication screening of Cochrane Reviews since 2013. In that time a team of editors from the CEU has assessed hundreds of submissions, and has not only identified areas for improvement within individual reviews, but also extracted and gathered data to help improve production practices…
    July 5 2016
  • Metadata specialist joins IKMD
    The Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) is delighted to welcome Deirdre Beecher to the Cochrane Central Executive team (CET) and to IKMD as our Metadata specialist. Deirdre will start in a full-time role on 18 July. She will be based in London and will report to me. Deirdre will work alongside her IKMD colleagues to annotate…
    July 4 2016
  • Applications open: One free place for LMIC applicant for Postgraduate Certificate Systematic Reviews in Health
    The University of Portsmouth offers a fully online Postgraduate Certificate in Systematic Reviews in Health. One free place is now offered to an applicant from a low or lower-middle income country for the 8 September 2016 intake. Students in the course will learn the core skills required to undertake a systematic review, through online exercises…
    June 28 2016
  • Call for nominations: Co-Chair of the Cochrane Steering Group
    The Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) invites the nomination of candidates for the position of CSG Co-Chair. Cindy Farquhar’s first term as Co-Chair will be completed at the Seoul Colloquium in October 2016, and nominations are now open to fill this position. Cindy has indicated that she will nominate for a second term, but nomination is open to…
    June 28 2016
  • Provide feedback on the plain language summary of diagnostic test accuracy reviews
    We are investigating ways to improve the Plain Language Summaries (PLS) of Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews. We’re looking for a wide range of potential users to look at a sample of a DTA PLS and provide some feedback on its structure and how easy it is to understand. Editors, authors, and consumers from all Cochrane Groups are…
    June 27 2016
  • Second round of the Cochrane Review Support Programme
    The Cochrane Editorial Unit has announced the 10 successful titles from the second Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round. Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections (Acute Respiratory Infections Group) Bisphosphonates and other bone agents for breast cancer (Breast Cancer Group) Psychological therapies for the treatment of…
    June 27 2016
  • Drumroll: The TaskExchange excitement builds
    The audience waits, chattering nervously. Anticipation seeps quietly underneath the heavy red velvet curtain. What will be revealed when the curtains part? Will it, could it, live up to our expectations? The third round of TaskExchange new features are about to be revealed, and I’m waiting in breathless anticipation. This is my favourite part of…
    June 23 2016
  • Making Cochrane Crowd's work go further
    The Cochrane Crowd team is delighted to announce that their work is going open access. Cochrane Crowd's global community of volunteers has already identified thousands of reports of randomized controlled trials eligible for Cochrane’s Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), helping Cochrane Review authors around the world to find the…
    June 23 2016
  • Cochrane Steering Group announces appointment of third external member
    We are delighted to share the news that the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) has appointed its third external member: Dr Michael Makanga, MBChB, MSc, PhD, FRCP Edin. Michael is Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), and a Ugandan physician with 25 years of professional experience working on…
    June 22 2016
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