Being able to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is a critical part of most Cochrane Reviews that evaluate the effects of health treatments. In May last year Cochrane launched Cochrane Crowd. This platform enables anyone with an interest in health to dive into tasks that help identify and describe health research.
By late December 2016…
January 13, 2017
Xun Li coordinates the Simplified Chinese translation project. Here she tells us about an initiative to incorporate the translation of Cochrane abstracts and Plain Language Summaries into medical English courses at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM).
How did the initiative begin?
The idea of making the translation of Cochrane evidence…
January 12, 2017
The UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) recently launched a call inviting applications to establish Global Health Research Units and Global Health Research Groups http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/global-health. UK Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes are being invited to work in partnership with low and middle…
January 12, 2017
Update: abstract submission deadline extended to 15 March
This year, in place of our annual Colloquium, Cochrane is partnering with Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, Joanna Briggs Institute and the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care for the first ever Global Evidence Summit, a premiere event in evidence-…
January 6, 2017
We are very pleased to announce that Cochrane South Africa has appointed Charles Shey Wiysonge as its new Director, effective December 2016. The Founding Director of Cochrane South Africa, Jimmy Volmink, will be stepping down from managing day-to-day operations at the Centre, but will continue to serve as Chair of the Global Organizing Committee…
January 3, 2017
Richard Morley is Cochrane's Consumer Co-ordinator. Cross-posted, with permission, from the Cochrane Consumer Network site.
In 2015 the Cochrane Consumer Network took a hard look at the state of consumer involvement in Cochrane and found much to celebrate:
a long history of consumer involvement, going back to the start of Cochrane
a network of…
December 23, 2016
Nominations have now closed for the election of four new members of the Cochrane Governing Board. You can view the names of the 11 candidates and read their candidate statements on the main elections page. All candidates for election will compete in a single field, and will be voted on by the entire Cochrane membership. There are no separate…
December 22, 2016
We are pleased to announce the 10 successful titles from the third Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round.
Airway physical examination tests for detection of difficult airway management in apparently normal patients (Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care)
Atraumatic restorative treatment versus conventional restorative…
December 21, 2016
The Cochrane Governing Board, previously known as the Steering Group, met in October at the 2016 Colloquium in Seoul, Korea. The full minutes of this meeting are now available to view online. If you have any questions about the decisions or the work of the Governing Board, please contact the Central Executive team.
December 20, 2016
Consultation on the draft document “Consumer involvement in Cochrane: developing the Statement of Principles”
Closing date for feedback: 31 December 2016
During 2015, the Cochrane Consumer Network undertook its Structure and Function Review, examining key elements about consumer involvement in Cochrane, and the ways in…
December 8, 2016