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    Dear Colleagues, Cochrane’s Central Executive Team offices will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022. During this period, out-of-office alerts will be activated – this includes for all IT support issues. We will be monitoring Cochrane platforms to reduce the chances of any unplanned or emergency…
    December 7 2021
  • Tiny people testing quality
    Rachel Craven, Product Lead of Cochrane Library, recently incorporated user experience research to help improve the right-hand navigation beside reviews in the Cochrane Library. Here she shares more about that project and offers her 3 top tips that you can incorporate into your projects at Cochrane.  At Cochrane we want to make sure that our…
    December 3 2021
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    The agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on December 1 are now available to view online. The supporting papers can be viewed here The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the Council is to provide: A forum for…
    November 30 2021
  • Elections to the Cochrane Governing Board: Results
    Thank you to those who voted in the recent Governing Board election. Over 600 people cast their votes.   We’re delighted to announce that the following candidates have been elected: CHI, Yuan GREEN, Sally (re-elected for a second term) PARDO PARDO, Jordi (re-elected for a second term) PERSAD, Emma PIECHOTTA, Vanessa Three elected…
    November 29 2021
  • Paula Williamson
    William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat contradictory responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and…
    November 29 2021
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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, We hope you are doing well, as this year begins to close, and that this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Organizational and editorial updates Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare joins forces with the BMJ to explore new ways to make health systems healthier. We’re very happy to share this new…
    November 26 2021
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    On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the Cochrane Community gathered together to hear updates on Cochrane's approach to Open Access, celebrate the 2021 Prize and Awards winners, and hear from representatives of the Cochrane Climate-Health Working Group.  Recordings from the event are available below. Statistics of attendance at the event and a summary…
    November 26 2021
  • Siew Cheng Foong
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    November 23 2021
  • Survey check boxes
    Cochrane has invested significant amounts of time and money into improving the author experience. We have also been raising methodological expectations, which makes it increasingly challenging to be an author of a Cochrane review. In 2019 an author survey focusing on author experience in three key areas was sent out: editorial experience; learning…
    November 19 2021
  • Survey round-up
    A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month.        Feedback on Early Career Professional (ECP) Cochrane Groups' activities and eventsGeneral information: A brief survey to collect feedback about the events of our Cochrane ECP…
    November 19 2021
  • Jackie Ho
    Congratulations to Jackie Ho, Winner of 2021 Anne Anderson Prize The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually. Who was Anne Anderson? Anne…
    November 17 2021
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief hosts an interactive webinar for the Cochrane Community. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from around the world. These…
    November 12 2021
  • 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 or Centre, other Cochrane Groups, and Central Executive Team members easily. Slack is a true collaboration platform; apart from chatting with team members…
    November 3 2021
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    Voting is now closed for the current Governing Board election. View the results here ____________________________________________ Visit elections.cochrane.org to view the candidates standing, read their Candidate Statements, and cast your votes by 25 November. All Cochrane Members are entitled to vote in this election. Membership is defined as…
    November 3 2021
  • abstract purple circles
    Implementation of Cochrane’s new editorial management system, Editorial Manager, has progressed well throughout the second semester of 2021. Nearly all Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) have begun using the system across the CRG Network sites, as well as the Central Editorial Service. Editorial teams will soon be able to complete the entire editorial…
    November 1 2021
  • A woman looks at her computer, which has a grid of faces on it
    Thanks to everyone who joined us for Cochrane's 2021 Annual General Meeting, a hybrid meeting with most of the 250+ attendees joining virtually, though some met in person at Cochrane's London office.  All resolutions proposed at the meeting passed, and a record of the votes can be found here.  A recording of the meeting is available below. …
    October 29 2021
  • Cochrane Live
    The Cochrane Live event has been postponed until spring 2022. Please contact Cochrane Sweden for more information.   
    October 20 2021
  • Cochrane Awards and Prizes - Nominations now open!
    Every year Cochrane recognizes members of its international Community with a range of Awards that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and those who have made a significant contribution to the organization. The winners of the 2021's Cochrane Awards will be announced…
    October 20 2021
  • hand holding a magnifying glass looks at different papers on a blue background
    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief hosts an interactive webinar for the Cochrane Community. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from around the world. These…
    October 15 2021
  • Image of two cartoon heads with wobbly lines going into a clear spiral
    Deadline extended--please test our template and provide feedback by the end of 2021! Making Cochrane evidence accessible and usable is a key aim of delivering Cochrane’s organizational mission, so communicating Cochrane evidence in plain language is becoming ever more important. It is also part of Cochrane’s mission to ensure that our evidence is…
    October 15 2021
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