Blogs

  • The Targeted Updates Project: fourth case study
    The Targeted Updates project aims 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…
    July 20 2017
  • Cochrane and COMET: working together to improve core outcome sets
    Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy, and are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review.…
    July 18 2017
  • A new chapter for Cochrane
    A new chapter for Cochrane As an evidence-producing and knowledge-diffusing organization Cochrane’s past, present, and future success is built on the quality of the people it attracts and retains. We are so proud of the tens of thousands of volunteers who work for us because we know that what we do and the impact for good that we have as an…
    July 13 2017
  • Living Systematic Reviews: On the road with Annie and Julian
    Reposted, with permission, from Cochrane Australia. Last month Cochrane Australia Research Fellow Annie Synnot and Senior Research Fellow Julian Elliott took living systematic reviews on the road in something of a whirlwind tour of the United States and Canada. Here Annie shares some of the highlights, including a timely visit to the US…
    July 11 2017
  • Blog update
    Dear Colleagues, Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, David Tovey, wrote to you last on 20 April following a highly successful meeting of the Co-ordinating Editors (Co-Eds) Board and consultations with Managing Editors, Information Specialists, and the Methods community in Geneva. Participants at this meeting discussed proposed Cochrane Review Group (CRG…
    July 10 2017
  • Cochrane and conflict of interest
    David Tovey is the Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, and has been working with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and the wider Cochrane collaboration in this role since 2009. In this post, he discusses Cochrane's conflict of interest policy and recent calls for re-assessment of its application in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews. This blog…
    June 28 2017
  • Cochrane and WHO meet to discuss how to improve their long-standing partnership
    Sylvia de Haan is Cochrane's Partnerships Co-ordinator, and blogs periodically about work with our partners. You can read more in her previous blogs about engagement with the WHO, as well our partnership with Wikipedia. The World Health Organization (WHO) is Cochrane's largest external partner, and one of our oldest, with whom we have been in…
    May 31 2017
  • Cochrane in daily practice: facilitating the implementation of the best Cochrane evidence.
    Cochrane Mexico has launched an initiative to bring Cochrane Reviews into daily practice, in order to promote informed decision making. Dr. Giordano Pérez-Gaxiola, of Cochrane Mexico and The Pediatric Hospital of Sinaloa, who is leading the initiative, explains more below. How did the idea arise? For a while, we had been thinking about how to…
    May 25 2017
  • Kenneth Warren
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    May 25 2017
  • h through social media: the peripheral venous catheters story from Cochrane UK
    Reposted with permission from Evidently Cochrane This blog by Sarah Chapman @SarahChapman30 reflects on how Cochrane UK shared Cochrane evidence on replacement of peripheral venous catheters. The blog was first published as an example of using social media to share research on the website of The HARTS of the possible project, which is exploring…
    May 24 2017