Cochrane reviews have come a long way in twenty years. As we all work hard to maximise the quality and the usefulness of our reviews, Cochrane reviews now routinely incorporate more complex methods and address more complex questions. As an organization rooted firmly in our collaborative community and our volunteer ethos, how do we balance our dual…
October 13 2017
Peter C. Gøtzsche, director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, shares his experience of being on the Cochrane Board after returning from the GES.
I have participated in two face-to-face Board meetings. This work has been much more interesting than I thought it would be. If you walk down the Grand Canyon, you will see how beautiful it is, but if you…
September 27 2017
Hanna Martikainen conducts PhD research at Paris Diderot University on the French-language translation of Cochrane Systematic Review abstracts. Having previously worked as a translation coordinator and post-editor for Cochrane France, she now teaches a class in post-editing medical LSP at the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies and Applied…
September 21 2017
Nancy Owens is Senior Communications Manager with Cochrane’s Central Executive team, and Rome 1999 was her first Cochrane organizational conference. Cape Town 2017 is her fifteenth!
Is the Global Evidence Summit (GES) your first big conference? Perhaps you’re excited and a bit nervous, maybe not sure exactly what to expect? Fear not! We’ve…
September 6 2017
A little over three years ago, the Cochrane Steering Group gave a green light to the ambitious Project Transform as part of Cochrane’s Game Changer strategic initiative. The team proposed to harness technology and Cochrane’s worldwide network of contributors for more efficient review production (see this two minute video).
To understand the…
September 5 2017
When it comes to health decisions, we want them to be informed by trustworthy, rigorous and reliable evidence. The current gold standard in providing this evidence are Cochrane Reviews, but with false and sensationalized information surrounding us how do we ensure that they remain trustworthy, efficient and sustainable? Here to explore this issue…
September 1 2017
Heather Bagley (COMET), Sarah Gorst (MRC Hub for Trials Methodology Research), Richard Morley (Cochrane) Bridget Young (COMET) explore how patient-imporant outcomes could be identified for Cochrane Reviews.
An enthusiastic group of healthcare consumers, Cochrane authors, and researchers joined a workshop jointly run by Richard Morley (Cochrane…
August 28 2017
Hot on the heels of the recent TaskExchange release that opened our community to guideline developers, our latest release includes a new endorsements feature. This feature makes it easier for you to find the right person to help with your project and to thank people who have helped you out.
Haven’t heard of TaskExchange? It’s Cochrane’s online…
August 23 2017
Cochrane has collaborated with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) on an exciting new release of TaskExchange, launched today. The new platform aims to forge stronger links between the global systematic review and guideline communities, as part of the Cochrane/G-I-N partnership, which was first established in 2014.
July 26 2017
Julie Wood is Head of Cochrane's Communications and External Affairs team, as well as Co-chair of the newly formed Knowledge Translation Advisory Group. Here she provides an update on the development of Cochrane's Knowledge Translation Framework, and outlines next steps for Cochrane contributors to get involved with implementation.
July 25 2017