Blogs

  • Prioritization work within Cochrane Review Groups: A series of case studies
    In this blog series we’ll be highlighting some of the prioritization work that has taken place at Cochrane Review Group level. At its simplest, prioritization is the process of completing tasks in the order of their importance. Most of us prioritize at an individual level; for example, an employee chooses which jobs should be given preference in…
    September 19 2016
  • Cochrane Contributor: Salomé Planas
    Salomé Planas is the Spanish translation coordinator for Cochrane Iberoamérica and has been involved with Cochrane since 1998. Here she reflects on her experience and the changes she has seen during the last 18 years, as well as explaining why she is proud to be part of Cochrane. How did you first get involved with Cochrane? "I got involved in…
    September 4 2016
  • Full speed ahead for TaskExchange
    TaskExchange: why I don’t have time to write this post. I’m really sorry, but I just don’t have the time to write this post. You see, we’ve just released a new version of TaskExchange and opened up access, so now any member of the global evidence community can join, and I’m just a bit frantic as a result. So what am I up to that’s keeping me away…
    August 25 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Russia's Student Podcast Club
    Cochrane Russia has had great success translating and recording podcasts at Kazan Federal University. The initiative involves students, medical residents, and others interested in Cochrane evidence, and is le by Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Director of Cochrane Russia, and Head of the Department of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology at Kazan Federal…
    August 24 2016
  • NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit (CRSU)
    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Reviews Support Unit provides timely and appropriate support for the delivery of complex reviews that are funded and/or supported by NIHR - including Cochrane Reviews! Project Manager of the unit, Mora Aitken, answers a few questions to introduce the unit more widely to the Cochrane…
    August 15 2016
  • Translations team
    Cochrane’s translation strategy, established in 2014, is aimed at strengthening impact in non-English speaking countries. More than 2,500 translations of Cochrane Review summaries have been published in the first half of 2016 alone. Hayley Hassan, Cochrane’s Translations Support Officer, offers an insight into the impressive work of Cochrane’s…
    August 15 2016
  • Putting the equity lens on the work of Cochrane
    Dario Sambunjak is a Learning & Support Officer at the Cochrane Central Executive and acts as the secretary to the recently established Cochrane Equity & Diversity Task Force. In this blog post, he discusses the first and last principles – “alpha and omega” - underpinning Cochrane’s work and invites Cochrane contributors to join in the…
    August 11 2016
  • Cochrane Review’s Altmetric Score: Understanding the value
    You may have noticed that the Altmetric ‘doughnut’ is now included at the start of every Cochrane Review and Protocol. But what does it mean? Working with Gavin Stewart, Cochrane Editor for our publishing partner Wiley, we’ve come up with all you need to know, including how authors, Managing Editors, and Review Groups can make the most of it.…
    August 8 2016
  • Cochrane Tumblr: sharing Cochrane evidence on a miroblogging platform
    Jack Leahy is an Engagement Officer with Cochrane UK. Jack curates the new Cochrane Tumblr account, where the popular Cochrane blogshots are shared. These blogshots summarize a Cochrane Review with a visual and are easy to share and consume on social media – a perfect fit for the miroblogging platform that is Tumblr! If you follow any of the…
    August 2 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd – Exciting Times Ahead
    It’s now two months since we launched Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, Cochrane Crowd, so it’s time celebrate our achievements and share the exciting plans for the months ahead. Firstly a big thank you to our existing Embase screening project crowd for coming along on this transition with us and giving such helpful feedback on the early…
    July 25 2016