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  • Nominations requested for the selection panel for the Scientific Committee
    Final call: submissions due Friday 20 May 23:59 BST Cochrane’s Board of Trustees agreed to the setup of a Scientific Committee for the purpose of providing independent authoritative guidance for the methods Cochrane should use in its reviews. A selection panel will identify the first committee members. We seek representation from Co-ordinating…
    May 16 2016
  • The Newton Fund issues call for travel grant proposals
    The British Council's Newton Fund is inviting proposals for Researcher Links Travel Grants for travel between the UK and Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, or Turkey. Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build…
    May 15 2016
  • The secret life of social franchising: the value of empty reviews
    Tracey Perez Koehlmoos is Director of the Health Services Administration Division and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the US Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is also a Cochrane Review author, member of the Cochrane Library Oversight Commitee, and contributor to the work of the Campbell and…
    May 13 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd - the next phase of Cochrane Embase
    Today marks a new chapter in the Cochrane Embase project with the launch of the beta version of Cochrane Crowd. The Cochrane Embase project has been a huge success. To date, some 2,414 contributors have screened 304,499 records and identified 22,448 reports of randomized trials, with 99% sensitivity and specificity based on the latest evaluation.…
    May 12 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd is here – become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Cochrane Crowd has launched! crowd.cochrane.org   This beta platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.   The platform, delivered as part of Cochrane’s Project Transform, builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000…
    May 11 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Rhoda Redulla
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Professor Rhoda Redulla, a significant contributor to Cochrane Nursing Care. Professor Rhoda Redulla has been an active member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) for several years and has prepared numerous Cochrane Review Summaries that have been published in many highly regarded…
    May 9 2016
  • There’s an app for that! Cochrane contributor improving business travel
    Susi Wisniewski is former Managing Editor of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group and Programme Manager for Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group. She remains involved with Cochrane as an author, particularly on Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews. Since leaving her full-time role within Cochrane, Susi has launched a…
    May 4 2016
  • Limited evidence to support the use of adjudication committees to verify findings of RCTs
    A large meta-analysis of 47 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) totaling 275,078 patients found that, on average, treatment effect estimates for subjective outcome events assessed by onsite assessors and those assessed by adjudication committees were similar. The new article in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is co-authored by Lee…
    May 2 2016
  • Building an effective and sustainable organization through the Strategy to 2020
    It was a pleasure to see and work with many of you at the mid-year business meetings in London from 4-5 April, which were followed by three days of Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) meetings. My impression is that we will look back on those meetings in London as some of the most significant in Cochrane’s history, when the organization’s leaders made…
    April 29 2016
  • Cochrane Reviews: Hard. Important. Fun?
    Through interviews and surveys conducted for Production Models, as part of Project Transform, it is clear that the Cochrane Community cares deeply and passionately about how Cochrane Reviews are produced. We care because we want to see it done well, and we want to see it done better. Tari Turner, from Project Transform, tells us more about  the…
    April 28 2016
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