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  • An update on Cochrane and its external partners
    In preparation for the Cochrane Board meeting in April in Geneva, we have prepared an update paper to inform the Cochrane community about work with our external partners. Some of the key developments to note: The planning for the Global Evidence Summit is progressing well and provides an opportunity to connect many of our external partners:…
    March 8 2017
  • Early bird registration and stipends now open for the Global Evidence Summit
    Registration for early bird tickets open until 30 June 2017 Registration has now opened for the first ever Global Evidence Summit! Register before the 30 June 2017 to get over 11% off the standard ticket price.  This year, Cochrane, has joined with four other leading organizations – Guidelines International Network, Campbell Collaboration,…
    March 8 2017
  • Cochrane Governing Board announces change in membership
    We regret to advise the Cochrane community that Michael Makanga has announced his resignation from the Cochrane Governing Board, due to changing demands in his primary role as Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Michael’s resignation takes effect from 1st March. Although his time on…
    March 8 2017
  • Geneva, Switzerland
    The 2017 Mid-Year Meeting was hosted by Cochrane Switzerland in Geneva on 4-5 April, alongside other meetings that week. Governing Board agenda and open access papers now available for Mid-Year Meeting.
    March 6 2017
  • Five good reasons to get involved with Cochrane Crowd
    Five good reasons to get involved with Cochrane Crowd, even if you’re already a health evidence aficionado - and how to help spread the word You’ve probably heard of Cochrane Crowd, because we’ve certainly announced our presence! But in case you haven’t, we’re Cochrane’s new citizen science platform. Our global community of volunteers helps…
    March 3 2017
  • recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016
    Cochrane Malaysia has just issued certificates of recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016. Dr. Teguh Haryo Sasongko, project manager of the Malay translation project, explains how annual certificates are motivating their volunteers. Could you tell us more about…
    March 3 2017
  • Wikipedia: an important dissemination tool for Cochrane
    Sylvia de Haan is Cochrane's Partnerships Coordinator. She focuses on building and maintaining Cochrane’s external partnerships, including with Wikipedia. This blog tells about the experience of a small pilot project aimed at engaging volunteers in editing Wikipedia articles using Cochrane (and other) content. Wikipedia's health content was made…
    March 1 2017
  •  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 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
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