Information specialists within Cochrane generally work with their review authors and editorial staff, but rarely have a chance to work with another information specialist to produce a search strategy, or to collaborate on a review.
Samantha (Sam) Cox (Information Specialist at Cochrane ENT) and Anne Littlewood (Information Specialist at Cochrane…
October 23 2020
Karen Head is writing on behalf of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Evaluation Working Group. The working group is made up of people across Review Groups, Fields, Geographic Groups and the Central Executive Team. In 2020 the working group has been finding out how to support Cochrane Groups that want to evaluate their knowledge translation work.…
October 7 2020
Learn about Knowledge Translation in Cochrane with the launch of the KT online learning module!
Blog author Karen Head is the Cochrane Knowledge Translation Project Manager and a Cochrane author. She works to support KT projects and help share learnings about knowledge translation across Cochrane.
As someone who is more used to conducting meta-…
September 28 2020
Soumitra S Datta and Ajit Kumar are both child psychiatrists and Cochrane reviewers for more than 15 years with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Rajendrani Mukherjee is a professional illustrator. Anisha Basu is passionate about art and is in her first year of medical school. Saranya Banerjee and Rhea Daruvala are both clinical psychologists.…
August 21 2020
The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group (CARG) strongly believes that research does not finish when a paper is published and that without an audience engaging with a review then this amounts to research waste. Getting evidence into practice must therefore be a key aim - not only by disseminating reviews already produced, but also engaging with…
August 13 2020
Eve Tomlinson, NIHR Network Support Fellow for the Cochrane Cancer Network presents the work completed across the cancer network to complete an exercise in stakeholder mapping.
The Cochrane Cancer Network supports the work of six Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs): Breast Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers,…
June 22 2020
Anne Littlewood (Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive), Robin Featherstone (Information Specialist, Cochrane Editorial and Methods Department)
The purpose of the Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive (CIS Exec) is to provide advice on policy and issues related to the role of the Cochrane Information Specialist. To that end, the CIS…
May 18 2020
"This award means so much to me. I never had the pleasure of meeting Chris Silagy but over the years have heard just how insightful, creative and above all collaborative he was. I have been so fortunate to work with many inspiring and dedicated colleagues, not least my wonderful nominators whom I thank so much for this, as well as the Cochrane…
October 28 2019
Muriah Umoquit is Communications and Analytics Officer with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translations team. She has attended and presented at many academic conferences before, with Vienna 2015 being her first Colloquium.
Is the Cochrane Colloquium your first big conference? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect…
October 15 2019
Welcome to the next instalment of TaskExchange Champs, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform.
This month our TaskExchange Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily chatted to Cathryn Broderick from Cochrane Vascular about finding consumers and translators on TaskExchange.…
September 10 2019
Muriah Umoquit, Communications and Analytics Officer in the Cochrane Knowledge Translation department spoke with Mike Morrison, a Ph.D. candidate in organizational psychology at Michigan State University. Mike has worked with Cochrane to create conference poster templates that Cochrane members can use at the upcoming Cochrane Santiago colloquium…
August 23 2019
'Cochrane at the WHO' is a blog series that highlights the partnership between Cochrane and the World Health Organization. If you would like to share a story about how your Cochrane Group is working with WHO, please contact Emma Thompson, Advocacy and Partnership Officer.
Here, Joerg Meerpohl, Director of Cochrane Germany and member of the…
August 15 2019
TaskExchange Champ: Aidan gains authorship through translating on TaskExchange: Aidan gains authorship through translating on TaskExchange
Welcome to the next instalment of the TaskExchange Champs series, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform.
This month our TaskExchange Community…
August 9 2019
This summer Cochrane Croatia took part in the Cochrane International Mobility (CIM) Programme and hosted a brilliant, smart and hardworking young colleague, Sarah Tanveer, one of the Cochrane’s 30 under 30.
This was an encouraging experience for us all, and spending time with Sarah, exchanging experiences, teaching and working with her was a true…
July 30 2019
We have just launched Cochrane’s free, online learning modules, Cochrane Evidence Essentials. This interactive learning is freely available to anyone who is interested in an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, Cochrane evidence, and how to use it. Here Richard Morley, Cochrane’s Consumer Engagement Officer, shares how Centres, Review Groups,…
July 23 2019
Cochrane UK has been educating High Schoolers about evidence-based medicine. In this blog post Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice, and Selena Ryan-Vig, Communications and Engagement Officer, share with us how they got started and what they have learnt.
Since 2016 we have been visiting secondary schools in and around Oxford to talk…
July 22 2019
With the recent launch of the new guidance for producing and translating blogshots we have spent a lot of time thinking about the way dissemination products are stored. Previously, in January 2017, the guidance was that blogshots in English and other languages should be sent to the Knowledge Translation Department where they were stored centrally…
July 18 2019
Emma Thomas, Fast-Track Administration Assistant and Helen Wakeford, Fast-Track Managing Editor, share some recent Fast-Track Service successes.
We are delighted to announce some recent successes of The Cochrane Fast-Track Service, which provides a rapid ‘journal-like’ editorial process for some of Cochrane’s highest priority reviews.
July 15 2019
As well as serving as Director of Cochrane South Africa, Charles Shey Wiysonge is active with WHO work, both on health research in the WHO African Region and advising on immunization guidelines globally. In this interview, he gives an overview of this work.
Could you give a quick introduction to yourself and your work within Cochrane?
July 10 2019
Welcome to the second edition of the TaskExchange Champs series, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform
This month our TaskExchange Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily chatted to Cochrane Information Specialist Sheila Wallace. Sheila talks about how she uses the…
July 8 2019