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  • Thomas Chalmers Award
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Thomas C Chalmers, famous for his role in the development of the randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis in medical research. Thomas is perhaps best known for the notion ‘randomize the first patient’, his belief that it is more ethical to randomize patients than to treat them in the…
    March 9, 2017
  • Strategy to 2020 in 2017
    2017 will take us to the mid-point of the Strategy to 2020.  It will be another year of delivery and continuity, focusing particularly on the implementation and output phases of already established projects that featured as Targets in 2016. For this reason, there are a reduced number of Targets this year – we are not starting new work. Cochrane’s…
    March 9, 2017
  • An update on Cochrane and its external partners
    In preparation for the Cochrane Board meeting in April in Geneva, we have prepared an update paper to inform the Cochrane community about work with our external partners. Some of the key developments to note: The planning for the Global Evidence Summit is progressing well and provides an opportunity to connect many of our external partners:…
    March 8, 2017
  • Early bird registration and stipends now open for the Global Evidence Summit
    Registration for early bird tickets open until 30 June 2017 Registration has now opened for the first ever Global Evidence Summit! Register before the 30 June 2017 to get over 11% off the standard ticket price.  This year, Cochrane, has joined with four other leading organizations – Guidelines International Network, Campbell Collaboration,…
    March 8, 2017
  • Cochrane Governing Board announces change in membership
    We regret to advise the Cochrane community that Michael Makanga has announced his resignation from the Cochrane Governing Board, due to changing demands in his primary role as Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Michael’s resignation takes effect from 1st March. Although his time on…
    March 8, 2017
  • Anne Anderson
    To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), Kay Dickersin, Director of Cochrane United States highlights the work of Anne Anderson and the Cochrane award celebrated in her name. Kay is a member of the Anne Anderson Award Committee.The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the…
    March 6, 2017
  • Geneva, Switzerland
    The 2017 Mid-Year Meeting was hosted by Cochrane Switzerland in Geneva on 4-5 April, alongside other meetings that week. Governing Board agenda and open access papers now available for Mid-Year Meeting.
    March 6, 2017
  • Five good reasons to get involved with Cochrane Crowd
    Five good reasons to get involved with Cochrane Crowd, even if you’re already a health evidence aficionado - and how to help spread the word You’ve probably heard of Cochrane Crowd, because we’ve certainly announced our presence! But in case you haven’t, we’re Cochrane’s new citizen science platform. Our global community of volunteers helps…
    March 3, 2017
  • recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016
    Cochrane Malaysia has just issued certificates of recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016. Dr. Teguh Haryo Sasongko, project manager of the Malay translation project, explains how annual certificates are motivating their volunteers. Could you tell us more about…
    March 3, 2017
  • Wikipedia: an important dissemination tool for Cochrane
    Sylvia de Haan is Cochrane's Partnerships Coordinator. She focuses on building and maintaining Cochrane’s external partnerships, including with Wikipedia. This blog tells about the experience of a small pilot project aimed at engaging volunteers in editing Wikipedia articles using Cochrane (and other) content. Wikipedia's health content was made…
    March 1, 2017
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