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  • 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
  • Farewell to Maria Burgess
    The Finance and Core Services (FCS) team has announced that Maria Burgess is leaving Cochrane after seven years, deciding to enjoy other aspects of her life. Maria has been a part of Cochrane since 2009 when she joined Cochrane UK. She has worked with the Central Executive team (CET) as Core Services/Office Manager for the last three years, and…
    July 14 2016
  • Putting Cochrane evidence in the spotlight at conferences
    David Roberts, a public health registrar with Cochrane UK, recently helped with a Cochrane stand at a Public Health conference. Here he shares a bit about the experience and gives tips for other groups sharing Cochrane Evidence. The Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference was held in June in Brigton, East Sussex, UK. Representatives of…
    July 13 2016
  • Structure and Function webinars for Centres, Branches, and Networks
    Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to invite you to attend one of a series of four webinars (each presenting the same content at different times) to introduce the structure and function changes to Centres, Branches, and Networks; and to update you on how the organisational structure and function changes announced following the London meeting and the…
    July 5 2016
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