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  • Building blocks of communication
    With the recent organizational changes and following feedback on Cochrane’s previous complaints process, we have evolved our complaints procedure.Why have we changed the procedure?How has the procedure changed?Cochrane previously had separate complaints processes for those raised about the content in the Cochrane Library and those raised…
  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane-related events and conferencesWhether you're a healthcare professional, researcher, or simply interested in evidence-based healthcare, this listing of events, both in-person and virtual, offers a diverse array of opportunities to engage with the latest developments in evidence synthesis in health. From webinars and…
  • A picture of a hands pointing to files in a discussion
    In September 2023, the Governing Board and the Council agreed to work together to develop new and improved ways of engaging with the Cochrane Community. The Council as it was, ceased operating at the end of 2023. A working group made up of members of the Governing Board and the Council has been meeting regularly to explore new mechanisms for…
  • GES Cochrane LMIC/UMIC Stipends
    https://community.cochrane.org/news/prizes-and-awards/cochrane-lmicumic-stipends
  • Cochrane Consumer Stipends
    https://community.cochrane.org/news/prizes-and-awards/cochrane-consumer-stipends
  • A picture of a hands pointing to files in a boardroom discussion
    The Governing Board met in Berlin on 11, 12 and 13 March 2024. Items on the agenda included the regular reports that we take to every Board meeting (the Chief Executive Officer’s report, the Editor in Chief’s report, finance and risk reports and updates from the Committees that have met since the last Board meeting) as well as high level…
  • Search Strategy Workflows – recent findings from Cochrane Library member interviews
    Rebecca Costantini, PhD (UX consultant, Wiley), Rachel Craven (Product Lead, Cochrane Library), Samantha Cox (Information Specialist, Cochrane Library), and Colleen Finley (Technical Product Manager, Wiley) discuss the results from recent interviews with information specialists and librarians about their search strategy process.  Search…
  • Cochrane is on Slack…join us!
    Cochrane is using Slack, an online collaboration and chat platform, to encourage communication between members of our core community.Using Slack, you can connect with your own Cochrane Group, other Cochrane Groups, and Central Executive Team members easily. Slack is a true collaboration platform; you can request to form your own channels (…
  • Focus
    Cochrane has made significant changes and improvements to Cochrane’s review production model, which has led to the creation of our new focused review format. This isn't just a tweak - it's a complete overhaul to make life easier for our authors and improve how our systematic reviews are conducted and presented. Take a look below to find out…
  • Question marks on post-it notes
    The Cochrane Support team is the first point of contact for any queries coming from the Cochrane Community, including the Central Executive Team and Cochrane group staff, authors, editors, consumers, and the general public. If you have a question about Cochrane, we have an answer!We maintain multiple resources for the Community to help you learn…
  • Picture of team brainstorming, high angle view of the table
    The Governing Board is meeting in Berlin on 11, 12 and 13 March 2024. When Trustees meet face to face they try and use the opportunity to link up with other groups, events or meetings. This time, the Governing Board meeting is being held ahead of the 25th Annual Meeting of the German Network for Evidence-Based Medicine (EbM) . Several Trustees are…
  • Lifetime and Emeritus Membership
    Cochrane is proud to recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals who make an exceptional, long-standing contribution to Cochrane’s work and leadership with lifetime and emeritus membership. Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community. Our 100,000+ members and supporters from more than 130 countries work together…
  • A picture of board room chairs and a table.
    Tracey Howe and Catherine Marshall both stepped down as Co Chairs of the Governing Board in September 2023 and Jordi Pardo Pardo was appointed Interim Chair of the Governing Board for a period of up to one year while a chair is recruited.See a bit more about the background in Governing Board updates here and here.The Board agreed…
  • A meeting around a table
    The Governing Board met (virtually) on 9 January 2024. This meeting was added to the schedule to allow time to focus specifically on Open Access. The agenda for the meeting held in December 2023 included, among other things, approval of the strategy for 2024-2027 and the budget and operational plan for 2024, so there wasn’t time to have a full…
  • Table set for a meeting
    Thank you very much to everyone who voted in the recent election for two members of the Governing Board. Over 350 people voted and the results are set out below:    The following two candidates have been elected:  Juan Franco (re-elected for a second term of three years)  Tamara Kredo (re-elected for a second term of three…
  • A picture of a ballot box and different people casting their votes
    Two elected members of the Governing Board come to the end of their first term of appointment this year and so elections are being held.  The majority of Governing Board members are elected by Cochrane Members to ensure that the needs of the membership are reflected at board level. All Cochrane Members have one vote for each position available, so…
  • A picture of board room chairs and a table.
    The Governing Board is meeting on Wednesday 6 December 2023. Items on the agenda include:    1. The 2024-2027 strategy  The Governing Board will be asked to approve the new strategy which has been developed over the last year. A Strategy Working Group has been meeting regularly and facilitated discussions with CET staff, the…
  • Are you interested in joining the Governing Board? 
    Are you interested in joining the Governing Board?Two elected members of the Governing Board (Juan Franco and Tamara Kredo) come to the end of their first term of appointment this year and so elections will be held. Candidates must be a Cochrane Member as of 15 November 2023 to be eligible to stand in this election, membership is defined as having…
  • Participants to the event
    The Cochrane International Mobility (CIM) program offers networking opportunities for those eager to learn from their peers across the world. It's an open invitation to join the Cochrane Community, a global network of experts dedicated to advancing healthcare through evidence-based practices. Purpose and Impact The core purpose of CIM revolves…
  • AGM front slide
    An Annual General Meeting of The Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane) was held on Monday 4 September 2023 at the QEII Conference Centre in London. For those who wish to revisit the AGM or missed the event, you can access the meeting agenda, presentations, and view the meeting video here. The minutes will follow. Members approved the following…
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