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  • Second round of the Cochrane Review Support Programme
    The Cochrane Editorial Unit has announced the 10 successful titles from the second Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round. Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections (Acute Respiratory Infections Group) Bisphosphonates and other bone agents for breast cancer (Breast Cancer Group) Psychological therapies for the treatment of…
    June 27 2016
  • Drumroll: The TaskExchange excitement builds
    The audience waits, chattering nervously. Anticipation seeps quietly underneath the heavy red velvet curtain. What will be revealed when the curtains part? Will it, could it, live up to our expectations? The third round of TaskExchange new features are about to be revealed, and I’m waiting in breathless anticipation. This is my favourite part of…
    June 23 2016
  • Making Cochrane Crowd's work go further
    The Cochrane Crowd team is delighted to announce that their work is going open access. Cochrane Crowd's global community of volunteers has already identified thousands of reports of randomized controlled trials eligible for Cochrane’s Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), helping Cochrane Review authors around the world to find the…
    June 23 2016
  • Cochrane Steering Group announces appointment of third external member
    We are delighted to share the news that the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) has appointed its third external member: Dr Michael Makanga, MBChB, MSc, PhD, FRCP Edin. Michael is Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), and a Ugandan physician with 25 years of professional experience working on…
    June 22 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Dr Jimee Hwang
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Dr. Jimee Hwang, a significant contributor to the work of  Cochrane Infectious Diseases, with an interview. This article is one in the "Meet the Editor" series produced by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Groups, you can read more in the series here. Could you describe where you currently…
    June 20 2016
  • OxTalent 2016 Runner-up Award for Tamil language Cochrane podcasts
    Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Srikesavan, whose voluntary Cochrane translation work has been recognized at the University of Oxford’s OxTALENT annual awards. Cynthia has received the award of runner-up in the Academic Podcasting category, in recognition of High Quality Physiotherapy Evidence in Tamil. Cynthia initiated one of two volunteer…
    June 16 2016
  • Update on 2015 Impact Factor
    The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has not yet received a 2015 Impact Factor due to an indexing issue by Thomson Reuters, who produce the Impact Factor. Wiley are working hard with Thomson Reuters to investigate the reasons behind this and are hoping to resolve this issue in the next few weeks. We will provide an update as soon as…
    June 16 2016
  • Structure & Function webinars:  June and July 2016
    As part of Cochrane's review of organizational structure and function, the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) is initiating a process of consultation on behalf of the Central Executive Team and engaging with the wider Cochrane Community. We will be running a series of webinars, led by David Tovey, and we welcome your participation. For the first two…
    June 15 2016
  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study A
    The Targeted Updates project aims to provide policy-makers, in particular guideline developers, with up-to-date information from Cochrane Reviews, tailored to their needs and working to a fast timeline.  Targeted Updates use Cochrane Reviews as their foundation, but focus on updating selected comparisons and outcomes, working in close consultation…
    June 14 2016
  • 2016 financial monitoring
    Financial monitoring of Cochrane Groups takes place annually. Monitoring is not an audit of Groups’ accounts, but a data-gathering exercise that builds a picture of Cochrane’s ‘financial health’ year on year. It enables the Central Executive to provide information to the public about who funds Cochrane, the collective monetary cost of the…
    June 13 2016
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