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  •  Results and conclusions of the CEU’s Plain Language Summary pilot project
    The final report presenting results and conclusions from the CEU’s Plain Language Summary pilot project is now available. Over the past six months, seven Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) have been piloting the use of a Plain Language Summary (PLS) template and checklist developed by Cochrane Norway. CRG editorial staff have sent the template to…
    February 28, 2017
  • Voting open for Author representatives on Cochrane Council
    Any registered Author in Cochrane’s contacts database, Archie, with an active account will be eligible to vote. Dear Cochrane Authors, Voting is now open for the election of two (2) Author representatives to the new Cochrane Council. To access the candidate statements and online voting form, please visit the Cochrane Community site, here:…
    February 27, 2017
  • Creating a successful online animation resource: the ‘what are systematic reviews?’ video
    It’s been a year since the ‘What are systematic reviews’ video was published on Cochrane.org. It was prepared by the Cochrane Consumers and Communication, La Trobe University and generously support by Cochrane Australia. The video has 28 thousand views and counting and the resources have been included in Wikipedia.  Jack Nunn from Cochrane…
    February 27, 2017
  • Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers group: using the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership model
    The Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group (CGNOC) has previously undertaken several prioritization exercises. In 2007, the Cochrane Gynaecological Cancer Group (as it was known then) worked with NHS Gynaecological Cancer Network, a range of professional bodies including the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)…
    February 20, 2017
  • vlogshots: sharing Cochrane evidence with moving slides
    Sarah Chapman is a knowledge broker at Cochrane UK. She writes and edits their weekly blog, Evidently Cochrane, and helps to shares Cochrane evidence across social media platforms. Jack Leahy manages Cochrane UK's digital presence, monitors impact, and helps develop new ways of sharing Cochrane evidence.   You may have noticed 'vlogshots'…
    February 14, 2017
  • Comic
    Since joining the French volunteer translation project last year, Martin Vuillème has made it a priority to regularly translate Cochrane abstracts and plain language summaries. After sharing his experience as a Cochrane volunteer translator with us in comic strip format, we invited him to write a blog post to tell his story. Here he explains the…
    February 13, 2017
  • The IKMD team is pleased to announce an update to Archie
    The IKMD team is pleased to announce an update to Archie, effective 8 February 2017.   With this Archie update, we introduce a new translations component. This facilitates translation data processing to support future, optional full-text Cochrane Review translations in the Cochrane Library, and to make our translation technology infrastructure…
    February 10, 2017
  • Cochrane-REWARD prize: call for submissions
    Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research The annual Cochrane-REWARD prize gathers, assesses, and then publicizes good local or pilot initiatives that have the most potential to reduce waste in research if scaled up globally. Two prizes are awarded annually, but other shortlisted candidate will also be highlighted. The Cochrane-REWARD…
    February 10, 2017
  • Cochrane Governing Board
    The Cochrane Governing Board, previously known as the Steering Group, met in December 2016. The meeting minutes 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. Additional resources: Governing Board membership Full list of meeting…
    February 9, 2017
  • Looking for help on your systematic review?
    Looking for help on your systematic review? TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review with people who have the time and skills to help. If you’d like assistance with your review, in addition to talking to your author team members and Managing Editor, browse TaskExchange to find a helper, or…
    February 8, 2017
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