• Tiny people testing quality
    Rachel Craven, Product Lead of Cochrane Library, recently incorporated user experience research to help improve the right-hand navigation beside reviews in the Cochrane Library. Here she shares more about that project and offers her 3 top tips that you can incorporate into your projects at Cochrane.  At Cochrane we want to make sure that our…
    December 3 2021
  • Optimal methods for the use of ‘pain’ as an outcome in systematic reviews of postoperative pain management
    The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) Review Group was awarded a Cochrane Network Innovation Fund to produce expert guidance on how to manage pain as an outcome in systematic reviews of postoperative care. Co-ordinating Editor Dr Neil O’Connell and Managing Editor Anna Erskine from the PaPaS Group are pleased to present the…
    September 20 2021
  • Business people discuss solving business problems
    The full report of a Cochrane-funded study designed to compare the existing and revised Cochrane risk of bias tools for RCTs was finalised in June 2021 and has now been made available to the Cochrane community. The study was initiated to collect evidence about the amount of time and effort review authors need to invest to use the revised risk of…
    July 23 2021
  • People at table talking
    Who are my stakeholders? What can they offer me? What can I offer them? And how do I begin engaging them? These were some of the questions tackled by NIHR Network Support Fellows Roses Parker (Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network; MOSS) and Eve Tomlinson (Cochrane Cancer Network) as they embarked on stakeholder engagement…
    July 9 2021
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    Communication tips that are easy to implement and take minimal time.As part of the KT mentorship program, Roses Parker who is a NIHR Network Support Fellow, wanted to find out more about what the capacity, challenges, and priorities were for the Cochrane MOSS review groups that she was working with when it came to doing communications via social…
    June 7 2021
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    Muriah Umoquit, Communications and Analytics Officer with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Department, and Paolo Rosati, Web Operations Manager with Cochrane’s Information and Technology Department, share their top tips for creating a low maintenance website Most Cochrane groups are granted their own website - it’s a place to highlight your…
    May 13 2021
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    Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, Knowledge Brokers at Cochrane UK, share interesting lessons from a qualitative evaluation project which looked at what could be learnt from blog comments and what could make the blogs more helpful. Evidently Cochrane is Cochrane UK’s blog site, which aims to make Cochrane evidence really accessible, and to…
    April 28 2021
  • In this Cochrane community blog Karen Head, Justin Mann and Cat Fowler (Wiley) talk about publishing summaries of Cochrane Reviews in journals to help Cochrane evidence reach health professionals.  Many Cochrane Groups work with medical journals to either re-publish the short versions of a Cochrane Review, or to publish an original commentary based on the results of a Cochrane Review. These articles (sometimes called ‘Cochrane Corners’ or ‘Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations’ [PEARLS]) may include
    In this Cochrane community blog Karen Head (Project Manager, Knowledge Translation Department, Cochrane), Justin Mann (Assistant Editor, Editorial and Methods Department, Cochrane) and Cat Fowler (Associate Editor, Wiley) talk about publishing summaries of Cochrane Reviews in journals to help Cochrane evidence reach health professionals. Many…
    April 21 2021
  • Elena Kostova, Managing Editor of Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility
    Awareness days have existed as means to spread a message and to raise awareness on a subject matter way before the advent of social media. Nowadays, conversations are largely happening online and joining awareness days and campaigns on social media by means of hashtags is a widespread phenomenon. We spoke to Elena Kostova, Managing Editor of…
    February 5 2021
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    Cochrane FirstAid is pleased to share their annual report with the wider Cochrane Community. In this Cochrane Community Blog, Vere Borra, Field Coordinator for Cochrane First Aid, shares some of the Field's achievements from 2020.  Tell us about a little about your key achievements last year? What are you most proud of?  In 2020, the COVID-19…
    February 2 2021
  • Person with headset having a virtual meeting
    In this Cochrane Community blog Karen Head from Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation department discusses the start of the second cohort of the Cochrane KT mentoring scheme.   Whether it be prioritising review topics, involving end-users in producing Cochrane reviews, disseminating evidence or supporting decision makers to be able to find and use…
    January 12 2021
  • Joy Oliver
    "It is a great privilege and honour to be awarded the Chris Silagy prize. For me, there is no greater acknowledgement for the work we do than this incredible award, which I will forever treasure. I would like to thank those who nominated me. I did not get the opportunity to meet Chris but the Chris Silagy prize speaks to who he was. Only a great…
    December 16 2020
  • Cochrane Community connected globally against COVID-19
    In this Cochrane Community Blog, the Cochrane Knowledge Translation Department discusses the idea behind the ‘Cochrane COVID case stories’, how they were developed and what they hope for the future. A great deal of work has been completed by Cochrane in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the work involved in developing Cochrane…
    December 10 2020
  • A Black woman with short curly hair sits at a table and writes in a notebook
    The way we do training has needed to change in 2020 - more online training brings new challenges of how to keep participants engaged when they aren’t all sitting in the same room. In this Cochrane Community Blog, Mike Clarke talks about his experience of finding new and novel ways of engaging the participants of a recent online systematic review…
    December 7 2020
  • Team working together virtually
    Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System recently launched an international priority setting exercise. Here, the Co-ordinating Editors, Dr Graziella Filippini and Dr Francesco Nonino, tell us about their experience with priority setting and plans for evaluation and implementation.  Why do you think it’s…
    December 7 2020
  • Hands on laptop
    Cochrane Heart has published the first Cochrane Review using Risk of Bias (RoB 2) as part of the formal pilot. Here Marianna Kaye, Assistant Managing Editor with Cochrane Heart, interviews two authors to find out more about the experience of using the tool.  Cochrane Heart is excited to announce that Physical activity interventions for people…
    November 19 2020
  • An image of a graph and magnifying glass in shades of blue
    By Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Manager) We are delighted to announce that the first Cochrane Review using Risk of Bias (RoB 2) as part of the formal pilot has published in the Cochrane Library.  This Review, from Craig Williams, University of Exeter, and colleagues, examined the effects of physical activity interventions for people with…
    November 19 2020
  • Students 4 Best Evidence logo
    A recent observational study found that the Students 4 Best Evidence blog can be used as a clinical practice competences educational tool for students. Chiara Arienti, Cochrane Rehabilitation Coordinator and lead author, shares how this study came about and more on what it found.  In 2017, during my abroad experience in Oxford, as PhD student of…
    November 9 2020
  • Fireqworks
    The Cochrane Insurance Medicine Field has recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.  In this Cochrane Community blog, Adrian Verbel, Cochrane Insurance Medicine Coordinator talk about the successes and challenges of the past five years, their KT strategy, working in collaboration with partners and other Cochrane Group, and their plans for the…
    November 9 2020
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    Information specialists within Cochrane generally work with their review authors and editorial staff, but rarely have a chance to work with another information specialist to produce a search strategy, or to collaborate on a review. Samantha (Sam) Cox (Information Specialist at Cochrane ENT) and Anne Littlewood (Information Specialist at Cochrane…
    October 23 2020