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    Cochrane announced the details of our revised Conflict of Interest Policy for Cochrane Library Content earlier this year, and final preparations are underway for implementation of the policy on October 14, 2020. Some key features of the revised and strengthened policy are:  Authors without conflicts of interest must make up at least two-thirds of…
    September 14 2020
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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, I hope you and your loved ones remain healthy. This has been a very busy week for new COVID-19-related synthesized evidence on the Cochrane Library. I highlight some of the news below; more details are available on Cochrane.org or on our coronavirus research and news page. On September 14-16 this week, we…
    September 11 2020
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    Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 1 of Strategy to 2020 gets to the heart of Cochrane’s work: To produce high…
    September 10 2020
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    The Author Representatives on the Cochrane Council invite you to join the new Cochrane Author Panel. Authors of Cochrane Reviews or Protocols can join and will have the opportunity to input into the organisation’s strategic decision-making, through the Author Representatives. Members of the Author Panel will input on relevant decisions to be made…
    September 7 2020
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    Would you like guidance on your Cochrane knowledge translation (KT) project or activity? Are you keen to share your KT experience and learnings with others? We are pleased to announce that the Cochrane KT mentoring Scheme is now open for new mentors and mentees until 30th September 2020. The mentoring scheme aims to connect people who are…
    September 1 2020
  • Tender and Funding Round-Up
    A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month. Additional funding resources    Coronavirus Funding Monitor General Information: A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial…
    September 1 2020
  • Survey round-up
    A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month. Title: What type of COVID-19 evidence is most useful to you?General information: This survey is to help Cochrane understand what type and format of COVID-19 evidence is needed most by the…
    September 1 2020
  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences For workshops and courses, please see the Training site listing.  To have your non-training event listed here or to let us know about a conference you are attending, please let Sabrina Khamissa know at skhamissa@cochrane.org The Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific…
    August 31 2020
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    The agenda for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on September 1st is now available to view online, for information only. Cochrane's governing body is the Governing Board. The Board is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Cochrane’s strategic direction. If you would like to comment on an item you can contact…
    August 28 2020
  • Cochrane Awards and Prizes
    REMINDER, DEADLINE EXTENDED: now extended to 31 August 2020 Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. Submit your…
    August 26 2020
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    Dear Cochrane Members, Thank you to those of you who voted in the recent election for new members of the Cochrane Governing Board. Over 1,000 votes were cast. We’re delighted to announce that the following two candidates have been elected: Juan Franco (Argentina) Tamara Kredo (South Africa) Thank you to all the candidates who stood in this…
    August 24 2020
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    Soumitra S Datta and Ajit Kumar are both child psychiatrists and Cochrane reviewers for more than 15 years with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Rajendrani Mukherjee is a professional illustrator. Anisha Basu is passionate about art and is in her first year of medical school. Saranya Banerjee and Rhea Daruvala are both clinical psychologists.…
    August 21 2020
  • Call for submissions for a COVID-19 supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Cochrane's Editor in Chief invites members of Cochrane groups to submit a Short Report on their editorial or methods initiatives related to the COVID-19 response, including ongoing work and future preparedness. Accepted reports will be published as part of a special COVID-19 Supplement in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We aim to…
    August 21 2020
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    Since March this year, Cochrane has undertaken a variety of work to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Our efforts have been collaborative and innovative involving members and contributors across our global organization. We have challenged and adapted the way we work to produce a range of resources and important…
    August 21 2020
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    In order to be relevant to the needs of users, Cochrane evidence needs to respond to national, regional, and global health priorities. This page provides a round-up of current priority setting activities submitted by Cochrane Groups - updated throughout the month. See the 'Priority Setting' pages of Cochrane Training for additional information on…
    August 18 2020
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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the Cochrane community have moved to remote and flexible working. Here they share pictures of their new work situations. Cochrane is a formidable global community of supporters and members, and now, more than ever, our values of connection, community and collaboration hold us together. We have set-up Slack…
    August 17 2020
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser hosts an interactive webinar for Cochrane members and supporters. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from…
    August 14 2020
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    Cochrane’s Governing Board has approved a revised version of its organizational Spokesperson Policy. The revised Policy, which takes effect from September 1st 2020, follows an in-depth review, including wide consultation with the global Cochrane community. Most Cochrane members and supporters have multiple affiliations: to their employers,…
    August 13 2020
  • Cochrane Dissemination Fellows – Promoting Cochrane Evidence to the Right Audience
    The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group (CARG) strongly believes that research does not finish when a paper is published and that without an audience engaging with a review then this amounts to research waste.  Getting evidence into practice must therefore be a key aim - not only by disseminating reviews already produced, but also engaging with…
    August 13 2020
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    Cochrane is in the final year of its seven-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance of achieving our mission. Watch the first in a new video series looking back over the last seven years and…
    August 12 2020
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