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  • The 27th Cochrane Colloquium, Toronto 2020 invites submissions for abstracts
    REMINDER: The deadline for abstract submissions is 23.59 UTC, 9 March 2020 4-7th October 2020, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto The Cochrane Colloquium is Cochrane's flagship annual event. It brings people together from around the world to discuss putting research into important global health questions and promoting evidence-informed health…
    February 28 2020
  • 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.   Cochrane Methods – Survey for CRGs to inform methodological prioritiesGeneral information: With the increasing diversity and complexity of methods being used in Cochrane Reviews, we…
    February 27 2020
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    Following discussions during and after the Edinburgh Colloquium (2018), the Governing Board requested that we revise the current spokesperson policy in order to provide more clarity and guidance for people in leadership positions within Cochrane.  We are pleased to share this revision with you here. This now includes a section on applying the…
    February 26 2020
  • Governance Meetings: information on the strategic meetings and latest travel advice
    Dear Colleagues, The Governance Meetings are an important opportunity for Cochrane Group leaders, governance committees, and Central Executive Team staff to meet and agree the organization's strategic and operational priorities for the years ahead. A reminder that this year they are being held at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel, Manchester,…
    February 26 2020
  • We are now accepting applications for Cochrane stipends
    A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Toronto 2020. This is our 27th annual flagship event and this year it will take place at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada, 4-7 October 2020. Stipends and bursaries represent funding you…
    February 26 2020
  • Cochrane seeks - Plain Language Summary Science Writer
    Application Closing Date: 27th February 2020 Plain Language Summaries (PLSs) are a key dissemination product created and published for every Cochrane Review. Along with the Review Abstract, they are often: 1) the first - or only - contact potential health decision-makers will have with Cochrane as an organization; and 2) the main way health…
    February 21 2020
  • Tender and Funding Round-Up
    A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month. Additional funding resources    Name of funding opportunity:  NIHR-MRC Trials Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP)General information: Applications are open for pump-priming grants of between…
    February 20 2020
  • Appointments to Cochrane Council
    The Cochrane Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. We are delighted to welcome Jo Morrison as new Coordinating Editor representative, Vanessa Jordan as new Authors representative and Sarah Nevitt as new Methods representative. Jo is a gynaecological cancer…
    February 20 2020
  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences For workshops and courses, please see the Training site listing.  To have your non-training event listed here or to let us know about a conference you are attending, please let Sabrina Khamissa know at skhamissa@cochrane.org   Cochrane South Africa National Symposium 2020Date: 17-18 March…
    February 19 2020
  • Cochrane Scientific Committee seeks new members
    We seek applications to five vacant positions on the Cochrane Scientific Committee; two positions are for those from within the Cochrane community, two positions are for representation external to Cochrane, and one position is for an early career researcher.  All positions start in May 2020. Please note the deadline is 25 March 2020. This is an…
    February 19 2020
  • A picture of 4 women, members of the Community Support Team
    Set up in February 2018, the Cochrane Community Support team provides first-line support to the Cochrane Community. We respond to a wide variety of queries about all aspects of Cochrane’s work, from staff, contributors, and members of the public. Queries come in to support@cochrane.org through our Support Helpdesk.  Our Community says...…
    February 14 2020
  • EVBRES Cost-Action qualitative study
    Dear Cochrane colleagues,   We are part of the EU-funded EVBRES COST Action that aims to encourage the use of an Evidence-Based Research (EBR) approach while carrying out clinical research. Within our Working Group we want to assess what areas of the systematic review process are most resource intensive and why. To increase our understanding of…
    February 13 2020
  • Image of an elderly person's hands being held by a health professional
    Cochrane is pleased to announce the release of a new, eleventh module of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course on Health equity in systematic reviews.  In it, users will learn about health equity, which is the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health outcomes among groups, and how and when health equity can be incorporated in all…
    February 12 2020
  • Toronto Colloquium - Early registration opens
    Register before the 2 July 2020 to receive the reduced early bird rate The 2020 Cochrane Colloquium will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada on the October 4-7, 2020.  This year’s theme is ‘Rapid-learning Health Systems’, exploring approaches to improving people’s experiences and health outcomes while keeping costs manageable…
    February 3 2020
  • Cochrane’s Dissemination Checklist Training
    January 16th and 17th - Twenty-eight people from across Cochrane (and the world) gathered together in London, UK to attend a 2-day intensive training on how to apply Cochrane’s new dissemination checklist in practice.  Led by Claire Glenton and Sarah Rosenbaum from Cochrane Norway, participants learned how to improve their dissemination products…
    February 3 2020
  • Sponsored Cochrane Group registrations now open
    Cochrane’s Governing Board is delighted to announce that sponsored registration for one person from each Cochrane Group to attend the 27th Annual Cochrane Colloquium in Toronto, Canada (October 4-7, 2020) is now open. This opportunity is open to any Cochrane member within a Cochrane Group, be that a Cochrane Review Group, geographic Group or…
    February 3 2020
  • Cochrane review authors and editors publish paper assessing transferability of systematic review findings
    A new paper published in BMC Research Methodology describes a novel approach for supporting collaboration between review authors and stakeholders. The paper, published by a team of Cochrane review authors and editors, is intended to help review authors engage with stakeholders and use their expertise to consider applicability of review findings.…
    January 30 2020
  • Cochrane Sweden develops a global exchange programme for the Cochrane CommunityCIM
    In 2017, Cochrane Sweden initiated the Cochrane International Mobility Programme  to promote research projects and training periods across the Cochrane network. Modelled on the European student exchange program, Erasmus, the scheme currently on trial is aimed at giving people interested in contributing to Cochrane, the opportunity to learn from…
    January 24 2020
  • 2020 news
    Mark Wilson, CEO and Karla Soares Weiser, Editor in Chief extend their warmest wishes to the Cochrane community at the beginning of this new year. Here, they reflect on the achievements from the last 12 months, including their personal highlights and summarize what lies ahead for Cochrane over the next year. The Governing Board has approved…
    January 20 2020
  • Help us shape tools and training to evaluate the impact of Cochrane’s health evidence
    We are seeking volunteers for a brief informal discussion to share your experiences or to be part of an international Working Group helping to guide evaluation tools and case studies. Cochrane’s vision is a world of improved health, with decisions informed by high-quality research evidence. But to what extent are we formally achieving our vision…
    January 14 2020
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