Blogs

  • Medizin-Transparent: 1.5 million website visits in 2018
    Julia Harlfinger works as medical editor and research associate for Cochrane Austria at the Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Danube University Krems. Her academic background is in public health, biology and science communication. Here, she shares information about their website that provides health information to…
    February 21 2019
  • Using social media platforms to disseminate Cochrane evidence in China
    Cochrane’s simplified Chinese multi-lingual team share the secret of their social media success with WeChat in this Cochrane Community blog post. WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app. It was first released in 2011, and by 2018 it was one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps, with over 1…
    January 28 2019
  • Cochrane Crowd’s Mexican challenge breaks all previous records
    If you’ve been following Cochrane Crowd’s activities, hold onto your hats! Our latest challenge held in partnership with the Cochrane Associated Centre at Sinaloa’s Pediatric Hospital (Mexico) and the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico) was a roaring success, breaking all previously held challenge records. Over three days from Dec 5-8, 738…
    December 17 2018
  • We asked current Co-Chairs Martin Burton and Marguerite Koster to tell us something about being a trustee on the Cochrane Board.
    The Cochrane Governing Board is looking for four new members. Cochrane is an international organization but is constituted as a UK charity. Board members are “trustees” of this charity. Charities in the United Kingdom are overseen by the Charity Commission and this Commission emphasizes that being a trustee of a charity is a position with specific…
    November 7 2018
  • UPDATE: Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group priority setting exercise feeds into a major funding call in the UK
    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. In October 2016 we reported on a priority setting exercise undertaken by the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (CTAG). The group drew on the opinions and…
    November 5 2018
  • 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