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  • UK Research and Innovation to launch in April 2018
    UK Research and Innovation will be formed in April 2018, bringing together the seven existing Research Councils (including MRC), along with Innovate UK and a new body, Research England. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion. Research England will work closely with its partner organizations in the…
    July 24 2017
  • The Targeted Updates Project: fourth case study
    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…
    July 20 2017
  • Would you like to host a future Cochrane Colloquium or Governance Meeting?
    We are looking for Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 Cochrane Colloquia, and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Cochrane Governance Meetings. Call to host Cochrane Colloquia Colloquia are Cochrane’s annual conferences, hosted each year by a different Cochrane Centre, Associate Centre, or Affiliate. Colloquia are designed to bring people together…
    July 20 2017
  • The statement of principles for consumer involvement in Cochrane
    Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, and people interested in health, including healthcare consumers. Cochrane's healthcare consumers are made up from a wide range of people, including patients (or people with personal experience of a healthcare condition), health and social care service users, care-givers and…
    July 18 2017
  • Cochrane and COMET: working together to improve core outcome sets
    Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy, and are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review.…
    July 18 2017
  • A new chapter for Cochrane
    A new chapter for Cochrane As an evidence-producing and knowledge-diffusing organization Cochrane’s past, present, and future success is built on the quality of the people it attracts and retains. We are so proud of the tens of thousands of volunteers who work for us because we know that what we do and the impact for good that we have as an…
    July 13 2017
  • Living Systematic Reviews: On the road with Annie and Julian
    Reposted, with permission, from Cochrane Australia. Last month Cochrane Australia Research Fellow Annie Synnot and Senior Research Fellow Julian Elliott took living systematic reviews on the road in something of a whirlwind tour of the United States and Canada. Here Annie shares some of the highlights, including a timely visit to the US…
    July 11 2017
  • Blog update
    Dear Colleagues, Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, David Tovey, wrote to you last on 20 April following a highly successful meeting of the Co-ordinating Editors (Co-Eds) Board and consultations with Managing Editors, Information Specialists, and the Methods community in Geneva. Participants at this meeting discussed proposed Cochrane Review Group (CRG…
    July 10 2017
  • XVI Meeting of the Cochrane Iberoamerican Network
    The XVI Annual Meeting of the Cochrane Iberoamerican Network was held in Medellín on 5-7 June 2017. The event was organized by the Associate Centre University of Antioquia and coordinated by Hector Ivan García, director of this Associate Centre, and Xavier Bonfill, director of the Cochrane Iberoamerican Network. Besides presenting interesting…
    July 5 2017
  • Coming soon: crowdsource the screening for your review
    Just think how much time could be saved if you could crowdsource the screening for your review! Cochrane Crowd are trialling just such a service, known for now as Review Screen, or RevScreen for short. Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s citizen science platform, launched in May 2016, until now has mostly focussed on identifying randomized controlled…
    July 5 2017
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