Blogs

  • New Cochrane Blog post from the Crowd team
    How can we make it easier for health practitioners to access current evidence to inform treatments? One of Cochrane’s responses has been Cochrane Crowd, a platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to dive into tasks that help identify and describe health research. Cochrane Crowd is making it easier for health researchers to find the…
    May 24 2017
  •  Defining Cochrane’s success - an interview with Cochrane's CEO
      2017 sees Cochrane enter its fourth year of Strategy to 2020, which aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Cochrane’s focus during 2016 has been on the delivery of mission critical initiatives, many of which will begin widespread implementation in 2017. These include changes to the structures…
    May 11 2017
  • Translating evidence: Cochrane Croatia records its first podcasts
    In March 2017, members of Cochrane Croatia, led by Irena Zakarija-Grković, recorded their first podcasts in Croatian. In 2016, Irena received a small grant from the Croatian Ministry of Science for the ‘Popularization of Science’, and what better way to do that than by translating and recording Cochrane Podcasts! First, Hayley Hassan, from the…
    May 10 2017
  • Join the MedLit Blitz
    Working together to create health evidence & transform biomedical discovery Got a burning passion for health? Ready to make a difference? We’ve got you covered. Join Cochrane Crowd, our partner Mark2Cure and our collective global volunteer network for an online MedLit Blitz, 9-12 May. Together we will create health evidence and transform…
    May 8 2017
  • TaskExchange Profile: Elizabeth Clearfield, regular task poster
    TaskExchange makes life easy for review authors Elizabeth Clearfield is a regular task poster on TaskExchange, Cochrane’s online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review, with people who have the time and skills to help. Elizabeth sat down recently for a chat with Emily Steele, Community Engagement and Partnerships…
    March 30 2017
  • Update on Cochrane Editorial Unit activities - March 2017
    To complement the papers for the Governing Board, we are publishing a report from the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) about our activities over the past 12 months. It has been a challenging period for many reasons, but the recent UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) report strongly endorses our Strategy to 2020, and in particular goals 1…
    March 28 2017
  • Targeted Updates project: Case Study C
    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…
    March 14 2017
  • Identifying and avoiding common errors in Cochrane Reviews: training resources now available
    Dario Sambunjak and Chris Watts have been working with Cochrane’s Learning and Support team (L&SD) as Learning & Support Officers since May 2015. In this post they share information about a new training resource that L&SD has recently developed, working closely with the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU), to help Cochrane Editors avoid…
    March 10 2017
  • recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016
    Cochrane Malaysia has just issued certificates of recognition to reward five translators and editors for their outstanding contribution to the Malay translation project in 2016. Dr. Teguh Haryo Sasongko, project manager of the Malay translation project, explains how annual certificates are motivating their volunteers. Could you tell us more about…
    March 3 2017
  • Wikipedia: an important dissemination tool for Cochrane
    Sylvia de Haan is Cochrane's Partnerships Coordinator. She focuses on building and maintaining Cochrane’s external partnerships, including with Wikipedia. This blog tells about the experience of a small pilot project aimed at engaging volunteers in editing Wikipedia articles using Cochrane (and other) content. Wikipedia's health content was made…
    March 1 2017