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  • Announcing Cochrane’s Chief Information Officer
    Dear colleagues There is a close collaborative working relationship between Cochrane’s Information Specialists (CISs) and the Central Executive’s Informatics & Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) in relation to our Linked Data work - specifically, annotation of Cochrane Reviews and Studies. We expect the work on annotation and metadata…
    January 30 2017
  • Cochrane Incontinence Group: working with guideline developers
    This is sixth in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read more about the project and the full series of blog post  on the project page. The Cochrane Incontinence Group (CIG) were one of the first Groups to use the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership model almost eight…
    January 30 2017
  • New Year message from the CEO
    Dear colleagues - Happy New Year! 2016: a year of organizational change and growth For a year that brought us world-changing events, some of you may be glad to see the back of 2016. For Cochrane it has been a very good year - we saw continuity and growth in all our key organizational indicators, and huge progress being made on our major…
    January 19 2017
  • Interview with new Affiliate Director of the Cochrane Brazilian Network
    Luis Eduardo Fontes is a physician, specializing in intensive care and gastroenterology, and a Professor of Medicine at Petrópolis Medical School. He is also one of the five Affiliate Directors of the Cochrane Brazilian Network, launched in 2016, and here explains about his exciting new role, and experience hosting the first Cochrane Symposium in…
    January 13 2017
  • Cochrane’s 2016 Citation Screening Challenge
    Being able to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is a critical part of most Cochrane Reviews that evaluate the effects of health treatments. In May last year Cochrane launched Cochrane Crowd. This platform enables anyone with an interest in health to dive into tasks that help identify and describe health research. By late December 2016…
    January 13 2017
  • Cochrane Translations: Integrating Cochrane abstract translation practice into teaching
    Xun Li coordinates the Simplified Chinese translation project. Here she tells us about an initiative to incorporate the translation of Cochrane abstracts and Plain Language Summaries into medical English courses at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM). How did the initiative begin? The idea of making the translation of Cochrane evidence…
    January 12 2017
  • NIHR Global Health Research – call for expert reviewers
    The UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) recently launched a call inviting applications to establish Global Health Research Units and Global Health Research Groups http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/global-health. UK Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes are being invited to work in partnership with low and middle…
    January 12 2017
  • Call for abstracts extended to 15 March
    Update: abstract submission deadline extended to 15 March This year, in place of our annual Colloquium, Cochrane is partnering with Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, Joanna Briggs Institute and the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care for the first ever Global Evidence Summit, a premiere event in evidence-…
    January 6 2017
  • Cochrane South Africa announces appointment of new Director
    We are very pleased to announce that Cochrane South Africa has appointed Charles Shey Wiysonge as its new Director, effective December 2016. The Founding Director of Cochrane South Africa, Jimmy Volmink, will be stepping down from managing day-to-day operations at the Centre, but will continue to serve as Chair of the Global Organizing Committee…
    January 3 2017
  • Consumer involvement in Cochrane and why we are developing a Statement of Principles
    Richard Morley is Cochrane's Consumer Co-ordinator. Cross-posted, with permission, from the Cochrane Consumer Network site. In 2015 the Cochrane Consumer Network took a hard look at the state of consumer involvement in Cochrane and found much to celebrate: a long history of consumer involvement, going back to the start of Cochrane a network of…
    December 23 2016
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