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  • Cochrane statement on US travel restrictions
    Dear Cochrane Members, We write to you to express our concern regarding United States President Trump’s immigration and travel ban. As of 5 February, that ban has been suspended. Regardless, Cochrane is committed to a culture in which every individual is treated fairly and with respect. This ban violates two principles that we hold dear:…
    February 6, 2017
  • Thomas C Chalmers
    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…
    February 1, 2017
  • Voting Open for Methods Representatives on Cochrane Council
    Methods convenors and active members of Method Groups (as defined in Archie) are invited to vote. Voting has opened for Methods Representatives on Cochrane Council. The Cochrane Council will provide a forum for Groups to meet and discuss high level matters with each other, as well as making sure the voice of Cochrane's Methods Groups is heard by…
    February 1, 2017
  • Get involved in the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative
    We are looking for people to get involved with the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative. Whether you are new to Wikipedia and Cochrane, or you are a seasoned Wikipedian or Cochrane contributor, there is a task for you. Cochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high-quality medical evidence to as broad an audience as possible. As a way of…
    January 31, 2017
  • Cochrane Governing Board: election results
    The election of four new members of Cochrane’s Governing Board, conducted over December and January, is now complete. Our warm congratulations go to the following new members of Cochrane’s Governing Board, who will join the Board at their next face-to-face meeting in Geneva in April 2017:          Jan Clarkson, UK          Gerald Gartlehner,…
    January 31, 2017
  • Announcing Cochrane’s Chief Information Officer
    Dear colleagues There is a close collaborative working relationship between Cochrane’s Information Specialists (CISs) and the Central Executive’s Informatics & Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) in relation to our Linked Data work - specifically, annotation of Cochrane Reviews and Studies. We expect the work on annotation and metadata…
    January 30, 2017
  • Cochrane Incontinence Group: working with guideline developers
    This is sixth in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read more about the project and the full series of blog post  on the project page. The Cochrane Incontinence Group (CIG) were one of the first Groups to use the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership model almost eight…
    January 30, 2017
  • New Year message from the CEO
    Dear colleagues - Happy New Year! 2016: a year of organizational change and growth For a year that brought us world-changing events, some of you may be glad to see the back of 2016. For Cochrane it has been a very good year - we saw continuity and growth in all our key organizational indicators, and huge progress being made on our major…
    January 19, 2017
  • Interview with new Affiliate Director of the Cochrane Brazilian Network
    Luis Eduardo Fontes is a physician, specializing in intensive care and gastroenterology, and a Professor of Medicine at Petrópolis Medical School. He is also one of the five Affiliate Directors of the Cochrane Brazilian Network, launched in 2016, and here explains about his exciting new role, and experience hosting the first Cochrane Symposium in…
    January 13, 2017
  • Cochrane’s 2016 Citation Screening Challenge
    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
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