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  • Community website: next steps
    Dear Cochrane colleagues, I hope by now you will have had a chance to look around the re-designed Community website, following our soft launch at the end of February. As we are still actively developing the site and integrating and creating content, I’d like to update you on plans for the next stage of work. Responding to feedback We’ve had lots…
    March 15 2016
  •  Project Transform awarded Partnership Project grant
    Cochrane's Project Transform team was recently awarded a Partnership Project grant (2016-2018) of AU$930,416 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. "This three-year grant is very welcome," says project lead Julian Elliott. "This funding will help us find the best way to bring together automation, crowdsourcing and…
    March 11 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Kompakt
    ‘Cochrane Kompakt,’ the German translation project, is a joint effort between Cochrane Germany, Cochrane Austria, and Cochrane Switzerland. Cordula Braun, from the Department of Physiotherapy at hochschule 21 in Germany, gave a presentation on a collaboration between German physiotherapists and the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group to…
    March 9 2016
  • Cochrane maintains status as NGO in official relations with WHO
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, during its meeting in January 2016, decided to maintain Cochrane’s status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with the WHO. Our report of activities for 2013-2015 and our plan of work for 2016-2018 (reported on earlier here) were both approved.  This WHO decision is…
    March 9 2016
  • Learning Live explores ways to involve consumers
    Cochrane Learning Live is a new series of free monthly webinars aimed at anyone interested in learning skills or gaining knowledge and experience relating to Cochrane activities.  The series is managed by Cochrane’s Learning and Support Department. You can learn what topics are planned, watch videos of past webinars and find information aboout…
    March 8 2016
  • Remembering Andrew Herxheimer
    Reposted, with permission, from Cochrane Methods. It was with deep sadness that the Cochrane Adverse Effects Methods Group said goodbye to Andrew Herxheimer, a founding member of The Cochrane Collaboration and the Adverse Effects Methods Group. If it had not been for Andrew, the Adverse Effects Methods Group would never have existed. Andrew was…
    March 8 2016
  • Colorectal Cancer Group seeks experienced editors
    The Colorectal Cancer Group (CRCG) is seeking new editors to join its Editorial Board. Applicants should have broad methodological experience and expertise, including in the application of the GRADE process for evaluating certainty in relation to a body of evidence. Experience, knowledge and skills relating to gastrointestinal surgery or oncology…
    March 8 2016
  • 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
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