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  • Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group: A wide-ranging consultation process
    This is the third 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, and a story from the Tobacco Addiction Group in the second post. The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group (CCRG) had a few goals in mind when they embarked on a recent…
    November 2, 2016
  • Call for applications: Cochrane Complementary Medicine Bursary Scheme 2016
    Cochrane Complementary Medicine is pleased to announce our 2016 bursary scheme, made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and…
    October 31, 2016
  • Main decisions made by Steering Group at its meeting in Seoul
    Please find below the main decisions made by Steering Group at its meeting in Seoul. If you have any questions about these decisions, please contact your Steering Group Representative. Co-Chair election: The CSG elected Cindy Farquhar and approval of her appointment would be sought from the Cochrane members at the AGM. Structure and Function…
    October 24, 2016
  • Seoul skyline
    Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors from around the world to discuss, develop and promote Cochrane, and help shape its future. The 2016 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 23-27 October. For full information regarding the Colloquium, please visit the website. Key…
    October 19, 2016
  • The Cochrane Library is changing!
    We want to share some exciting news about changes in development for the Cochrane Library! We are developing an enhanced Cochrane Library with greater functionality that makes it easier for users to discover and use Cochrane content in their decision-making. Over the course of this year, we are redeveloping all aspects of the Cochrane Library to…
    October 19, 2016
  • New and updated standards for Cochrane intervention reviews
    MECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) standards for conduct and reporting have been updated. We have added two new sets of standards to cover the reporting of protocols and the planning, conduct, and reporting of updates. For further information and to download the latest booklet of standards please visit the…
    October 14, 2016
  • 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
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