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  • Cochrane South Africa invites applications for the Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award 2017
    We continue to honour Professor Aubrey Sheiham, a longtime supporter of Cochrane’s work and mission, who sadly passed away in November 2015. Since 2001, through Prof. Sheiham’s generosity, 12 Cochrane researchers from low- and middle-income countries have been funded and supported to complete Cochrane Reviews on topics relevant to their region,…
    March 22 2017
  • Cochrane and OHSU announce support of new donor
      Cochrane and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are delighted to announce the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Cochrane and OHSU's ongoing work to build, pilot, and scale a next generation evidence system to transform the translation of health research into practice. This system is a major component of Cochrane's…
    March 22 2017
  • Cochrane's 'logo review' gets an update
    Cochrane’s logo illustrates the summary results from an iconic systematic review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth. Each horizontal line represents the results of one study, while the diamond represents the combined result - our best estimate of whether the treatment is effective…
    March 21 2017
  • Sponsored Group registration for the Global Evidence Summit 2017
    The Governing Board is delighted to announce that sponsored registration for one person from each Cochrane Group to attend Cochrane Colloquia has been extended to Associate Centres and Satellites of Cochrane Review Groups. This applies to the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, from 13-16 September 2017, which this year replaces the normal…
    March 20 2017
  • How are research funders working to minimize waste in research?
    Following the publication of The Lancet’s 2014 series on ‘Research: increasing value, reducing waste’, a team of researchers undertook a project evaluating processes that research funders use to provide transparency and reduce waste in making funding decisions. They have presented the results of their research in a letter to The Lancet, published…
    March 17 2017
  • Cochrane in 140 characters
    Evidence published in the BMJ suggests that tweeting out links to Cochrane Reviews increases ‘product placement’ of evidence, which has the potential to then influence care. Members of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group conducted a randomized controlled trial to see whether sharing Cochrane Reviews on Weibo and Twitter affects visits to Cochrane…
    March 15 2017
  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study C
    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…
    March 14 2017
  • Identifying and avoiding common errors in Cochrane Reviews: training resources now available
    Dario Sambunjak and Chris Watts have been working with Cochrane’s Learning and Support team (L&SD) as Learning & Support Officers since May 2015. In this post they share information about a new training resource that L&SD has recently developed, working closely with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU), to help Cochrane Editors avoid…
    March 10 2017
  • 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
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