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  • 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…
  • Fireworks
    When Cochrane’s founders completed their first systematic reviews in pregnancy and childbirth over 30 years ago, they understood the importance of making evidence accessible to those who need it. Those early reviews were summarised in a book to help midwifes and others use that evidence in practice. This first collection of systematic reviews in…
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    Following on from the successful recruitment of a new Chair for Cochrane (see the News item here) we are now looking for a Treasurer to join the Governing Board when Karen Kelly stands down in September 2024. The Treasurer advises and supports the Governing Board in fulfilling all its financial duties and responsibilities.  The…
  • AI
    The world of artificial intelligence (AI) is moving rapidly. At Cochrane, we are keenly aware of concerns within the health research community about keeping pace with - and making the most of - these advancements. In response, Cochrane is stepping forward to outline its strategic engagement with AI. Our aim is to be strategic about our…
  • A picture of Dr Susan Phillips.
    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Susan Phillips as the new Cochrane Governing Board Chair. Susan is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine at Bond University, Queensland, Australia. She has held leadership positions in the field of evidence-based medicine since 2001 when she joined the…
  • 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 (…
  • Cochrane logo in white on a sparkling background
    Cochrane is proud to announce the opening of nominations for its esteemed Cochrane prizes and rewards.With members and supporters spanning across more than 190 countries worldwide, Cochrane represents a diverse community of researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, and passionate individuals dedicated to improving health outcomes for…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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