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  • Third round of the Cochrane Review Support Programme funds 10 new reviews
    We are pleased to announce the 10 successful titles from the third Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round. Airway physical examination tests for detection of difficult airway management in apparently normal patients (Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care)   Atraumatic restorative treatment versus conventional restorative…
    December 21 2016
  • Call for consultation: Consumer involvement in Cochrane
    Consultation on the draft document “Consumer involvement in Cochrane: developing the Statement of Principles”  Closing date for feedback: 31 December 2016   Dear colleagues, During 2015, the Cochrane Consumer Network undertook its Structure and Function Review, examining key elements about consumer involvement in Cochrane, and the ways in…
    December 8 2016
  • Heart Group: targeting consumers on World Heart Day
    This is the fourth 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. Until recently Cochrane Heart worked mainly with expert clinicians in an internal prioritization activity. For example, between May and August 2016…
    December 6 2016
  • Communicating complex evidence: the danger of the misrepresentation and misuse of evidence
    Howard White is the CEO of the Campbell Collaboration. Cross-posted, with permission, from the Campbell Blog. The National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) has produced new consultation guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health’. Not very newsworthy you might think. Well you’d be wrong. The Telegraph (UK) ran the story on…
    December 6 2016
  • Join the Cochrane Crowd 48 hour Citation Screening Challenge!
    Cochrane Crowd , Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of almost 4,000 volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments. Cochrane Crowd would like your help to achieve one million classifications  by the end of the year. Help Cochrane Crowd get over…
    December 6 2016
  • Cochrane and Epistemonikos announce partnership
    Cochrane and the Epistemonikos Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of our official partnership aimed at improving the knowledge base for making decisions in health care and global health policy. The close alignment of objectives, values, products, and services between Cochrane and Epistemonikos has existed for some years. Both…
    December 5 2016
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Group: priority setting in a low/middle income country
    This is the third 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 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Group moved to Bogota, Colombia in 2012, where it is now part of the School of Medicine at the…
    December 1 2016
  • Update on central support for EU funding
    Angéline Serre, EU Funding Coordinator, is leaving Cochrane to take up a one-year position at Bordeaux University. Her last day will be January 12. Given the ongoing uncertainty for EU funding of UK Cochrane Groups, as well as the central team, due to Brexit, we have been in discussions about what central support was appropriate given that many…
    November 29 2016
  • Reducing research waste – messages from the Cochrane community
    An estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production: question selection, study design, research conduct, publication, and reporting [2,3]. Much of this waste appears to be avoidable or remediable, but there are few proposed solutions. …
    November 28 2016
  • Screening Notes
    Screening Notes Common issues in Summary of Findings tables and how to address them 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…
    November 24 2016
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