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  • Farewell to Julie Wood
    Dear Cochrane community colleagues, I am writing to inform you that after three years as Cochrane’s Head of Communications and External Affairs (CEAD), Julie Wood is leaving us to take up the position of Director of External Affairs with Vivli. Julie has led CEAD since September 2014, developing a team that now oversees Central Executive…
    August 15 2017
  • Cochrane Scientific Committee call for methods submissions
    The Cochrane Scientific Committee (CSC) is a new body with responsibility for making scientific decisions about the implementation of new methods for Cochrane Reviews. This committee now underway will build up an agenda of priority methods for future implementation. From time to time Cochrane members will have the opportunity to submit…
    August 10 2017
  • Business meetings at the Global Evidence Summit
    Below is a list of the confirmed Cochrane business meetings that will be held at the Global Evidence Summit, in September. Wednesday 13 September 2017 Cochrane Translations Advisory Group meeting (restricted) - 7:30-8:45 Thomas Chalmers Award Committee meeting (restricted) - 7:30-8:45 Cochrane Finance and Audit Committee meeting (restricted…
    August 4 2017
  • Elections and appointments to the Governing Board
    Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce the results of the recent elections and appointments to the Governing Board: Co-Chair: Martin Burton has been appointed by the Board as its Co-Chair for a term of two years. Martin served as a member of the Board until this month, and already has substantial leadership experience in Cochrane as…
    July 27 2017
  • TaskExchange now provides opportunities to engage with the global guidelines community
    Cochrane has collaborated with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) on an exciting new release of TaskExchange, launched today. The new platform aims to forge stronger links between the global systematic review and guideline communities, as part of the Cochrane/G-I-N partnership, which was first established in 2014. TaskExchange launched…
    July 26 2017
  • How you can help the implementation of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation framework
    Julie Wood is Head of Cochrane's Communications and External Affairs team, as well as Co-chair of the newly formed Knowledge Translation Advisory Group. Here she provides an update on the development of Cochrane's Knowledge Translation Framework, and outlines next steps for Cochrane contributors to get involved with implementation. Cochrane has…
    July 25 2017
  • UK Research and Innovation to launch in April 2018
    UK Research and Innovation will be formed in April 2018, bringing together the seven existing Research Councils (including MRC), along with Innovate UK and a new body, Research England. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion. Research England will work closely with its partner organizations in the…
    July 24 2017
  • The Targeted Updates Project: fourth case study
    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…
    July 20 2017
  • Would you like to host a future Cochrane Colloquium or Governance Meeting?
    We are looking for Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 Cochrane Colloquia, and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Cochrane Governance Meetings. Call to host Cochrane Colloquia Colloquia are Cochrane’s annual conferences, hosted each year by a different Cochrane Centre, Associate Centre, or Affiliate. Colloquia are designed to bring people together…
    July 20 2017
  • The statement of principles for consumer involvement in Cochrane
    Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, and people interested in health, including healthcare consumers. Cochrane's healthcare consumers are made up from a wide range of people, including patients (or people with personal experience of a healthcare condition), health and social care service users, care-givers and…
    July 18 2017
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