Blogs

  • 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
  • Case study: A Targeted Update commissioned by an HTA agency produced within 9 weeks with support from a CRG
    Targeted Updates aim to provide policy-makers, in particular guideline developers, with up-to-date information from Cochrane Reviews, tailored to their needs and working to a fast timeline.  Targeted Updates use Cochrane Reviews as their foundation, but focus on updating selected comparisons and outcomes, working in close consultation with the…
    August 1 2018
  • Improving the quality of Wikipedia articles using Cochrane evidence
    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. This blog post shares two strategies…
    July 25 2018
  • How to successfully help out on health evidence projects with TaskExchange
    Hi there! So, you signed up to TaskExchange to help on health evidence projects? Excellent! Maybe you’re looking for more experience and to build new skills, or maybe you’ve got some spare time and want to use existing skills in a meaningful way. Whatever your reason, here are 6 tips for success on TaskExchange. Hang on, you’re not a member of…
    July 10 2018
  • 6 tips for finding help for your health evidence project on TaskExchange
    Hi there! So, you signed up to TaskExchange to find help for your health evidence projects? Brilliant! Maybe you’re leading a systematic review and you’re looking for someone to help with data extraction, translation or statistical advice, or perhaps you’re sketching out a new project protocol and looking for consumer involvement from the get go.…
    July 9 2018
  • TaskExchange Team: Hello Tari
    Welcome to our first TaskExchange Team blog. This will be a blog series where Emily, the TaskExchange Communications & Partnerships Manager, interviews one of the fabulous TaskExchange team members, and shares what she discovers. For this first chat, Emily spoke to TaskExchange’s Co-Lead Tari Turner about her vision for TaskExchange, love of…
    July 4 2018
  • Cochrane Crowd Crew: Hello Anna
    Let’s meet the people who bring you Cochrane Crowd Welcome to our first Cochrane Crowd Crew blog. This will be a blog series where Emily, Cochrane Crowd’s Communications & Partnerships Manager, interviews one of the fabulous Crowd team members, and shares what she discovers. For this first chat, Emily spoke to Crowd’s Co-Lead Anna Noel-…
    June 20 2018
  • Learning by doing
    Many of you have said you joined Cochrane Crowd not only to contribute but also to learn. That’s why we’ve been busy building Cochrane Crowd learning opportunities. We want to make it easy for you to learn while you contribute to Crowd tasks. Here are six tips for boosting your knowledge with Cochrane Crowd. By the way, if you don’t know about…
    June 20 2018