Blogs

  • Assessing the current state of systematic reviews
    Cochrane contributor Matthew Page, working with an international team of research colleagues, has recently completed an examination of the current quality and quantity of systematic reviews being published. A report of the study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May, and Cochrane Senior Editor Toby…
    May 24 2016
  • The Targeted Update Project: an introduction
    Targeted Update team (L to R): Nuala Livingstone, Rachel Churchill, Hanna Bergman, Charlotte Pestridge, Giulia Boselli, Karla Soares-Weiser. (Not pictured: Rachel Marshall).What is the Targeted Update Project? Supported by the Cochrane Steering Group, this pilot project was conducted jointly by the Cochrane Editorial Unit and Cochrane Innovations…
    May 19 2016
  • The secret life of social franchising: the value of empty reviews
    Tracey Perez Koehlmoos is Director of the Health Services Administration Division and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the US Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is also a Cochrane Review author, member of the Cochrane Library Oversight Commitee, and contributor to the work of the Campbell and…
    May 13 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd - the next phase of Cochrane Embase
    Today marks a new chapter in the Cochrane Embase project with the launch of the beta version of Cochrane Crowd. The Cochrane Embase project has been a huge success. To date, some 2,414 contributors have screened 304,499 records and identified 22,448 reports of randomized trials, with 99% sensitivity and specificity based on the latest evaluation.…
    May 12 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Rhoda Redulla
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Professor Rhoda Redulla, a significant contributor to Cochrane Nursing Care. Professor Rhoda Redulla has been an active member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) for several years and has prepared numerous Cochrane Review Summaries that have been published in many highly regarded…
    May 9 2016
  • There’s an app for that! Cochrane contributor improving business travel
    Susi Wisniewski is former Managing Editor of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group and Programme Manager for Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group. She remains involved with Cochrane as an author, particularly on Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews. Since leaving her full-time role within Cochrane, Susi has launched a…
    May 4 2016
  • Building an effective and sustainable organization through the Strategy to 2020
    It was a pleasure to see and work with many of you at the mid-year business meetings in London from 4-5 April, which were followed by three days of Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) meetings. My impression is that we will look back on those meetings in London as some of the most significant in Cochrane’s history, when the organization’s leaders made…
    April 29 2016
  • Cochrane Reviews: Hard. Important. Fun?
    Through interviews and surveys conducted for Production Models, as part of Project Transform, it is clear that the Cochrane Community cares deeply and passionately about how Cochrane Reviews are produced. We care because we want to see it done well, and we want to see it done better. Tari Turner, from Project Transform, tells us more about  the…
    April 28 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Natalie Bradford
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Natalie Bradford PhD, MPH, BNurs, RN, Queensland Youth Cancer Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) continues to expend the number of summaries produced within its collaboration of international nursing journals and widen its…
    April 22 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Iberoamerica on translating blogshots
    Andrea Cervera is a translator and Communications Manager at Cochrane Iberoamerica. Here she explains her experience of translating and publishing blogshots from Cochrane UK and their impact on social media. This follows the recent blog post from Sarah Chapman, Cochrane UK, on how groups can create blogshots. We at Cochrane Iberoamerica…
    April 21 2016