CRG Networks launch two-year strategic plans

CRG Networks launch two-year strategic plans

The Cochrane Review Network communities announce their strategic plans that will guide the work of our Cochrane Review Groups (CRGS) until 2020

The Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks within Cochrane, each have a Network team comprising of a Senior Editor, Associate Editor and a Network Support Fellow – see here for more information on their structure and function.

Now, following comprehensive consultation and finalization with their CRG community at Cochrane’s Edinburgh Colloquium in September, the Network’s Senior and Associate Editors are delighted to announce their strategic plans that will guide their work over the next two years:

The CRG Network’s Strategic Plans are based on five key objectives:

1. Supporting Cochrane review production and capacity
2. Evaluating Network scope and prioritization of topics
3. Fostering collaboration within the Network and with the wider Cochrane community
4. Supporting knowledge translation to increase the impact of Cochrane reviews
5. Ensuring accountability and sustainability of the Network

This is an exciting new development for Cochrane, working collectively to improve review production and editorial processes, which in turn aim to improve the quality of Cochrane reviews. These strategic plans also mean that the review questions chosen are the right ones for professionals, patients and policymakers, and are prioritized through interaction with relevant stakeholders, leading to higher impact in adoption in health guidelines and policies in the future.

We will regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of these strategic plans and will publish our results with the Cochrane community every three months.

We would like to sincerely thank the Cochrane CRG community for their hard work in devising these plans and we are energized to support you all in implementing these exciting and innovative activities during the coming years.

Karla Soares-Weiser
Cochrane's Deputy Editor in Chief



November 22, 2018