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  • Project Transform: a short & snappy video explainer
    Project Transform aims to significantly improve the long-term value and sustainability of Cochrane by piloting, refining, and scaling up innovations in content production in collaboration with other Cochrane projects. This short and snappy new video explains what Project Transform can mean for you and the wider Cochrane community. Take a look…
    August 5 2016
  • Why publish a systematic review in Cochrane?
    Study offers insight on factors influencing choice of publication in Cochrane and non-Cochrane sources. New evidence published in BioMed Central’s Systematic Reviews provides some insights into authors’ experiences preparing and publishing systematic reviews, as well as factors that influence choice of publication arena, specifically Cochrane and…
    August 4 2016
  • Cochrane Tumblr: sharing Cochrane evidence on a miroblogging platform
    Jack Leahy is an Engagement Officer with Cochrane UK. Jack curates the new Cochrane Tumblr account, where the popular Cochrane blogshots are shared. These blogshots summarize a Cochrane Review with a visual and are easy to share and consume on social media – a perfect fit for the miroblogging platform that is Tumblr! If you follow any of the…
    August 2 2016
  • Final consultation on Cochrane governance reform: deadline 23 August 2016
    Dear colleagues, During 2016, the Cochrane Steering Group has been developing 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. Following an initial round of consultation in February and March, the proposals were the subject of…
    July 26 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd – Exciting Times Ahead
    It’s now two months since we launched Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, Cochrane Crowd, so it’s time celebrate our achievements and share the exciting plans for the months ahead. Firstly a big thank you to our existing Embase screening project crowd for coming along on this transition with us and giving such helpful feedback on the early…
    July 25 2016
  • Broadening access to TaskExchange
    A new way to sign in opens the doors to TaskExchange Fariz, Aidan, and Matthias want to help you with your review. Fariz is a medical doctor; Aidan is completing his Master of Public Health and has worked with Cochrane centres in Europe; Matthias has a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and expertise in urology. They all speak multiple languages. As…
    July 20 2016
  • Call for Cochrane Review Groups to express interest to host a volunteer for Wikipedia editing
    As of the end of 2013, Wikipedia's health content was assessed at more than 155,000 articles, which had been viewed more than 4.88 billion times. Wikipedia therefore provides a major source of health information for people across the world. The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership, formalized in 2014, supports the inclusion of relevant evidence within…
    July 18 2016
  • The World Health Assembly – A great opportunity for Cochrane to engage with key stakeholders
    The World Health Assembly is an important meeting for Cochrane and our partnerships. Here Sylvia de Haan, Partnership Coordinator for Cochrane, discusses what it is, our involvement thus far, and plans on making the most of our attendance. Once a year the World Health Assembly (WHA) brings together 3,000 people representing 194 member states and…
    July 18 2016
  • Nominations open for 2016 NIHR Cochrane Review Group funding
    For the past twelve years, the Department of Health in England has funded an annual scheme, the National Institute for Health Research Cochrane Review Incentive Scheme, which offers small incentive payments to Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) to support preparing key new or updated Cochrane Reviews by agreed dates. Although these awards cannot meet…
    July 18 2016
  • ISEHC 2016
    The International Society for Evidence-Based Healthcare is pleased to announce its fifth annual Congress, representing one of the largest gatherings of clinicians, researchers, and policy makers in the field of evidence-based health care and policy making.  The 2016 conference will take place on Kish Island, Iran from 7-9 December 2016, focusing…
    July 18 2016
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