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  • How to survive a Cochrane Colloquium
    Nancy Owens is Senior Communications Manager with Cochrane’s Central Executive team, and Rome 1999 was her first Colloquium. Seoul 2016 is her fourteenth! Is Seoul your first Colloquium? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect? Fear not! We’ve canvassed the Cochrane Central Executive team’s Colloquium…
    October 14, 2016
  • Steering Group agenda and open access papers now available
    The Agenda and Open Access papers for the Cochrane Steering Group meeting in Seoul are now available. Cochrane Community members may be particularly  interested in the following papers: CEU Report on Review Quality Governance Restructure Papers Knowledge Translation Strategy Update Membership Update Spokesperson Policy Structure and…
    October 13, 2016
  • Archie Update: October 2016
    The IKMD team is pleased to announce an update to Archie effective 4 October 2016. The update includes several new features; most noticeable to contributors will be the Archie log-in page, which is now Cochrane-branded. This change reflects that Archie is one of several systems to which your account provides access. Other changes relate to new…
    October 10, 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Using WhatsApp to communicate with the translation volunteers
    Cochrane Brazil manages a team of volunteer translators who work on systematic review abstracts and Plain Language Summaries. Part of this process involves editing and ensuring the quality of the Portuguese translations produced before they are published. Due to the popularity of WhatsApp in the country, Patricia Logullo, translation editor at…
    October 4, 2016
  • Taking a closer look at how we store blogshots and user engagement with them on twitter.
    Taking a closer look at how we store blogshots and user engagement with them on twitter.  Muriah Umoquit, Internal Communications and Content Officer with Cochrane’s Communications & External Affairs Department, spent the last quarter looking at the newest Cochrane dissemination product, blogshots. Here she shares the results: We have a lot of…
    October 4, 2016
  • Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group: 20th anniversary prioritization workshop
    This is the second in a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read an overview of the project in the first post. The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (CTAG) has a longstanding commitment to prioritization, largely through informal discussions at the editorial base and by monitoring emerging…
    October 3, 2016
  • 2016 Annual General Meeting: 25th October 2016, Seoul
    Dear Colleagues,  On behalf of Cochrane’s Steering Group and Senior Management Team, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on Tuesday 25th October 2016. The meeting will be held at the Grand Hilton Seoul, at the 24th Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul, Republic of Korea.   Cochrane is in a period of significant…
    September 30, 2016
  • Celebrating a new chapter in Cochrane’s next generation evidence system
    ‘It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.’ World famous philosopher (and sometime baseball player) Yogi Berra got it spot on. We’re all constantly making judgements – large and small – about the future based on our knowledge, experience, values, and intellectual analysis, but also our ‘gut instincts’ and feelings, when we can’t…
    September 29, 2016
  • Launch of Cochrane Global Ageing
    Cochrane’s newest Field, Global Ageing, launches on 1 October 2016. This field is the natural evolution of the Cochrane Healthcare of Older People Field. Read more about Cochrane Global Ageing in an interview with Managing Editor and Co-Director, Sue Marcus, on Cochrane.org. For more information, please see 'Introducing Cochrane Global Ageing' on…
    September 28, 2016
  • Cochrane's open access policy and licence for publication forms
    We are pleased to provide an update on Cochrane’s open access policy, which has been in place since February 2013. The open access policy aims to broaden access to Cochrane Reviews (including protocols) and generate greater impact. Since February 2013, Cochrane Reviews have been free to view 12 months after publication (green open access) via the…
    September 26, 2016
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