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  • CRG Networks and the Cochrane Community: Working better together
    At its meeting in Cape Town, in September 2017, Cochrane’s Governing Board approved the Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Transformation Programme Implementation Plan. This plan sets out the changes we will be making to ensure Cochrane addresses the challenges it faces in relation to the production of a comprehensive collection of timely, high-quality…
    February 26 2018
  • Winning the 2017 Kenneth Warren Prize
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    February 22 2018
  • Closure of the US Cochrane Center
    The US Cochrane Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, has closed. Director Professor Kay Dickersin, and Associate Directors Tianjing Li and Roberta Scherer have stepped down from their positions, but will continue to work with Cochrane in other capacities. Cochrane’s Governing Board Co-Chairs Martin…
    February 16 2018
  • Living systematic review re-published in record time
    Teams at Australia’s University of Newcastle,  Cochrane Heart, and Project Transform’s living systematic review (LSR), machine learning and citizen science experts have combined forces to re-publish one of Cochrane’s first LSRs in record time. Following an update in September 2017, the LSR of ‘Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable…
    February 14 2018
  • Cochrane seeks six senior leaders to join its vibrant Review Networks
    Cochrane is creating vibrant and robust Networks of sustainable, nimble, and connected Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) which will become the focus for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of the thematic Networks provides an…
    February 12 2018
  • Official launch of first Cochrane Review Group Networks
    We are proud to announce this week the official launch of our first Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks, Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems and Cochrane Cancer. We welcome the formation of these new thematic Networks as part of the implementation of Cochrane’s CRG Transformation programme, which sets out the changes we will be making to…
    February 8 2018
  • Januray 2018 Meeting of Cochrane Portugal
    On 25 January 2018, Cochrane Portugal held a Meeting in Coimbra. Those who attended the event included Xavier Bonfill, Director of the Cochrane Iberoamerica, António Vaz Carneiro, Director of Cochrane Portugal, João Costa, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Movement Disorders, and over 20 representatives of several Portuguese academic and scientific…
    February 8 2018
  • Next steps for Cochrane Membership: an update for Cochrane Groups
    7th February Update As of January 2018 we started sending out these membership activation emails through a gradual process. We hope to have sent out all emails by the middle of February. Everyone who does not respond will receive a reminder after 6 weeks. Key messages We are writing to everyone in Cochrane for two reasons For those eligible, we…
    February 7 2018
  • Changes to Cochrane’s Central Executive Team
    Dear Cochrane colleagues, I wrote to you last week reflecting on Cochrane’s 2017 achievements and outlining the key organizational priorities for us over the next twelve months. 2018 promises to be another exciting year of transformation and change as we increase still further our capacity to produce and disseminate high-quality evidence to…
    February 5 2018
  • Cochrane Airways Group looks ahead to 2018
    Rebecca Normansell is Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Airways, one of five Review Groups in the Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Networks. She shares with us some of her personal views on the work of her Group this year, and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing Cochrane Airways in 2018. Can you tell us a little about the main…
    February 5 2018
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