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  • Cochrane consultation on governance reform: deadline 18 March
    Final call for first round of feedback: submit by Friday 18 March The Cochrane Steering Group has announced a proposal for the transition to a new governance structure for Cochrane, including a transition from the Steering Group structure to a new Cochrane Governing Board. This proposal arises from a review of governance that the Steering Group…
    March 8, 2016
  • Apply to the Cochrane Review Support Programme
    We are pleased to announce that the second funding round of a one-year pilot of the Cochrane Review Support Programme is now open. Key features of the programme: All Cochrane Review Groups may apply for the awards. Groups may nominate no more than two titles – either new reviews or review updates – from the November 2015 revision of the…
    March 7, 2016
  • Cochrane editors discuss the results of a recent review
    Ovarian cancer is the seventh-most common cancer in women worldwide and has poor survival rates largely attributed to late-stage presentation. Women who have a suspicious ovarian mass without obvious disease outside of the ovary usually require surgery for diagnosis and staging. A new Cochrane Review provides crucial evidence on the accuracy of…
    March 7, 2016
  • Cochrane Priority Reviews list: framework revision 2016
    In January 2015 the Cochrane Priority Reviews List was launched, and has become a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s attempt to identify titles that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. Cochrane-wide prioritisation remains an important project and has been included in the …
    March 7, 2016
  • Cochrane ‘Trials Search Coordinators’ are now ‘Information Specialists’
    Following consultation with current Trials Search Coordinators (TSCs), the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) has approved the TSCs’ recommendation that their title be changed to ‘Information Specialist’ and the title of Assistant Trials Search Coordinator be changed to ‘Assistant Information Specialist’. As the job title of TSC is not used outside…
    March 4, 2016
  •  Health Field and the Cochrane Policy College cease operations
    The Cochrane Justice Health Field and the Cochrane Policy College have ceased operations effective 4 March 2016. An ongoing lack of resource capacity meant that the team were unable to continue to provide a coordinating base and we thank them for all of their hard work. Please direct all enquiries relevant to the Field’s work to the Central…
    March 3, 2016
  • Seoul Colloquium call for abstracts and workshops now open
    It’s time to write up those research projects and tell the world about all the exciting things you’ve been doing. The call for abstracts and workshops for this year’s Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul is now open. We invite submissions on a wide range of topics relating to systematic reviews, evidence synthesis, evidence-based health care, and the work…
    March 3, 2016
  • 2015 Dashboard
    2015 Dashboard is keeping us on track for 2016 Cochrane's Annual Dashboard presents some key metrics on our organizational performance over the previous calendar year. It includes data on Strategy to 2020 target achievements, and key metrics around the four Strategy to 2020 Goals. It’s an excellent tool to use to reflect on what we accomplished…
    March 2, 2016
  • A scoping review published in BMC Medicine identifies core competencies for editors.
    A scoping review published in BMC Medicine has identified a range of potential competencies to enable scientific editors of biomedical journals to do their jobs effectively and support high quality in the publication of research. James Galipeau and colleagues at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada, in part funded by Cochrane,…
    March 1, 2016
  • Professional or personal – your opinion counts!
    Cochrane Tobacco Addiction is celebrating their 20-year anniversary. In addition to taking this great opportunity to publicize their work, they are also using it to plan how they move forward. Whether your interest in prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction is personal or professional, Cochrane Tobacco Addiction wants to hear from you! The…
    February 29, 2016
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