Blogs

  • An Interview with Doug Altman
    Roberto D’Amico from Cochrane Italy shares an interview with Doug Altman. Everyone within the Cochrane community was sad to learn of the death of Professor Doug Altman this year. Doug Altman was a Cochrane leader and pioneer since the Collaboration’s beginning in 1993. He is best known for his work on improving the reliability and reporting of…
    September 17 2018
  • Providing guidance for setting Cochrane review priorities
    This is part of a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read more about the project and the full series of blog post on the project page. Setting systematic review priorities is essential to ensure that Cochrane produces the right reviews. Allowing Cochrane stakeholders (consumers, healthcare…
    September 11 2018
  • Successfully engaging external partners – new guidance now available
    This is part of a series of Cochrane Blog posts about knowledge translation work carried out by knowledge translation working groups. You can read more about Knowledge Translation in Cochrane and discover more resources for partnerships development. Here Sylvia de Haan, Senior Advisor on Centres, Partnerships & Fundraising, tells us more…
    September 11 2018
  • Cochrane For All: anticipating our Patients Included colloquium
    Richard Morley, Consumer Coordinator for Cochrane, and Sarah Chapman, from Cochrane UK, look ahead to the Cochrane Colloquium in September which, for the first time, is a Patients Included event. This blog post was first posted on Evidently Cochrane. With the Cochrane Colloquium less than three weeks away we wanted to share how the plans are…
    September 6 2018
  • Get involved with the Cochrane-Wikipedia Project!
    Jennifer Dawson works with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Department as a Wikipedia Consultant. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community Attention Cochrane contributors and…
    August 30 2018
  • Ceilidh dancing
    Sign up for meetings, abstracts, and special sessions for Cochrane’s 25th Colloquium in Edinburgh is now OPEN! If you’re new to Colloquia, and Edinburgh is the first Cochrane Colloquium for you, Holly Millward, Cochrane’s Events and Brand Support Officer for Cochrane can offer some practical tips and advice. Holly works within our Knowledge…
    August 23 2018
  • Getting the most out of online meetings
    Louisa Walsh, Anneliese Synnot and Sophie Hill from Cochrane Consumers and Communication share their top tips for getting the most out of online meeting. In the global world of Cochrane, remote meetings are the norm as we connect with colleagues all over the planet. But have you ever considered what the key ingredients are to make a really good…
    August 21 2018
  • using priority-setting to better focus editorial base resources
    This is part of a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read more about the project and the full series of blog post on the project page. This case study is a great example of how undertaking a prioritisation exercise not only helps a Cochrane Group to deliver the reviews our stakeholders want…
    August 17 2018
  • Predatory Journals and Predatory Publishers – Challenges within the Publishing Sector
    Gerd Antes is the scientific director of the Cochrane Germany Foundation. In this article, he shares his knowledge and critical point of view about the risks of open access publishing. Since Thursday, July 19th  2018, the German media have been full of martial words that one may not usually associate with the world of science, or to be precise,…
    August 9 2018
  • Editor in Chief discusses the journey to the new Cochrane Library
    Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, David Tovey, describes the journey of updating the Cochrane Library, which spans being a journal and a knowledge resource, and includes current and archive content, multi-lingual text, and a varied collection of databases. It all began in April 2012 at Cochrane’s business meeting in Paris: a ‘strategic…
    August 8 2018