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  • Cochrane Crowd – Diagnostic Test Accuracy identification task is here!
    We all know that identifying studies for inclusion in reviews is challenging. We also know the reasons for this – poor reporting, poor indexing and the ever-increasing volume of research being published. Cochrane Crowd’s 3,000 citizen scientists are already accurately and quickly identifying reports of randomized controlled trials for inclusion in…
    September 23, 2016
  •  Coming to Seoul? Join in the Project Transform activities
    The Seoul Colloquium is a great opportunity to see the benefits Project Transform is bringing to Cochrane.   As we move into the second half of the project, we are also looking for your input to ensure our next steps meet your needs. This is especially important as Transform innovations are progressively integrated into roles and workflows over…
    September 23, 2016
  • Peer review for Cochrane Reviews
    This week is Peer Review Week, a global event to celebrate and debate peer review. This is the second year the event has taken place and it has expanded to involve over 20 organizations with an interest in peer review. You can read more on the Peer Review Week website and by following #PeerRevWk16 on Twitter. This year's theme is Recognition for…
    September 22, 2016
  • Cochrane announces support of new donor
    Cochrane is delighted to announce that we have received a grant of USD $1.15 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support the development of Cochrane's next generation evidence system, with a specific focus on maternal and child health, and a number of Cochrane Groups, including the Child Health Field and the…
    September 22, 2016
  • Funding opportunities at the European level
    Angéline Serre has joined the Cochrane Communication and External Affairs Department (CEAD) in September 2015 with the aim of stimulating and accompanying the participation of Cochrane teams in European funding programs. She has a background in health research (PhD in neurosciences) and an expertise in developing applications for EU calls for…
    September 20, 2016
  • Prioritization work within Cochrane Review Groups: A series of case studies
    In this blog series we’ll be highlighting some of the prioritization work that has taken place at Cochrane Review Group level. At its simplest, prioritization is the process of completing tasks in the order of their importance. Most of us prioritize at an individual level; for example, an employee chooses which jobs should be given preference in…
    September 19, 2016
  • Call for applications: Cochrane Review Support Programme
    The Cochrane Editorial Unit is pleased to announce that the third funding round of the Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) pilot is now open. There have been some changes to the application guidelines and form:   1.    Applications for titles that have been funded through alternative sources will be accepted. The additional funding source(s)…
    September 16, 2016
  • Call for volunteers: Wikipedia editing
    The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership is pleased to announce a pilot in which volunteers will work with Cochrane Global Ageing to help improve the medical and health content of Wikipedia in this area. If you are a student in a health- or care-related discipline, and have an interest in communicating about evidence informed health care, this is a…
    September 12, 2016
  • Cochrane Steering Group announces change in membership
    Holger Schünemann has announced his resignation from the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG). He will focus on leading Cochrane Canada and efforts to attract long-term funding to the Cochrane Groups based in Canada. His resignation takes effect from 22 August. We’d like to thank him for his service on the CSG and his contributions to its work over the…
    September 7, 2016
  • Cochrane Contributor: Salomé Planas
    Salomé Planas is the Spanish translation coordinator for Cochrane Iberoamérica and has been involved with Cochrane since 1998. Here she reflects on her experience and the changes she has seen during the last 18 years, as well as explaining why she is proud to be part of Cochrane. How did you first get involved with Cochrane? "I got involved in…
    September 4, 2016
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