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  • Global Evidence Summit (GES 2) – Postponed until 2 – 6 October 2023
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021. The Global Organizing Committee (comprising four…
    November 26 2020
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    Being global and diverse has always been an important part of Cochrane. Currently, our global community of nearly 100,000 members and supporters come from over 130 countries worldwide. Our Principles highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the organization through the objectives Enabling Wide Participation, Promoting Access and…
    November 25 2020
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    Dear Cochrane Members,  The 2020 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of Cochrane members will take place this year online on Wednesday 16 December, 09:00-10:30 AM GMT.   The AGM is an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you, the members, about the management of the charity. It also provides you with…
    November 24 2020
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    November 23 2020
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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, I am writing to you with my fortnightly summary of Cochrane’s COVID-19 work, for 9-20 November 2020.  On 20 November, we published an Editorial Policy makers must act on incomplete evidence in responding to COVID-19. It addresses how Cochrane has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, what the limitations to…
    November 20 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…
    November 20 2020
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    Dear Cochrane Members,   Thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback and ideas on the draft of Cochrane’s new strategic framework.   We’ve received hundreds of responses through the following channels: A survey open to all members and supporters A formal response from the Cochrane Council, on behalf of Cochrane Groups  Focus groups with…
    November 19 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    UKRI Future Leaders FellowshipsWho should apply? UK Cochrane Groups who would like to host a fellow at up to 80% FEC for Academic InstitutionsCountry funding open…
    November 19 2020
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    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
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    The following statement has been approved by Karla Soares-Weiser (Editor-in Chief) and the Cochrane Editorial Board This statement addresses the question of when and how Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) should advise authors to adopt the revised Risk of Bias tool (RoB 2) in Cochrane intervention reviews. Based on the findings of a pilot that has…
    November 19 2020
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    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
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     A day with… GRADEing Methods Group is taking place on Wednesday 18 November 2020.  The free event will cover Cochrane GRADEing Methods Group, GRADE approach to assessing certainty of evidence, 'Summary of findings' tables and related topics. You can sign up to join us for a session on latest methodological developments, pose a challenging methods…
    November 13 2020
  • Faces of a Crowd
    A round-up of Cochrane community news from contributors, colleagues, and partners - updated through the month. For community events, please see our 'events round-up'.  November 2020 Call for applications: Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary scheme 2020 Top ten accessed reviews Welcome to Brian Devlin, one of our new Consumer Champions -…
    November 12 2020
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    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
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    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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    Dear Community Colleagues,    As a result of the continued spread and impact of COVID-19 and ongoing travel restrictions being placed upon our Group staff and delegates across the world, Cochrane’s Governing Board have taken the decision that next year’s annual Governance Meetings will be held virtually in late March, 2021.   We were planning to…
    October 30 2020
  • Side by side images of Catherine Marshall, who has short red hair and blue glasses and is smiling, and Tracey Howe, who has short white hair and is smiling in the sun
    2020 is going to be a year none of us will forget. COVID-19 has had such a significant impact on all our lives. Like us, probably your home and work lives have had major disruptions and changes over the last few months. We hope you, your families and colleagues are well and safe.  Despite these significant disruptions, the Cochrane Community has…
    October 30 2020
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    Cochrane is delighted to announce today that Editorial Manager from Aries Systems has been selected as the provider for its future Editorial Management System (EMS).    After many months of consultation and a rigorous tender process, Editorial Manager has been chosen to provide Cochrane editors and authors with an EMS that will improve the…
    October 28 2020
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    The KT online learning module is freely accessible to everyone, you just need to log in with a Cochrane account (free to register) and should take about 1 hour to complete. We have recently launched a new online learning module to explore what KT means in Cochrane.  Here are five things which you could do with the learning module: •    Work…
    October 27 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: Use of automation tools in systematic reviews, health technology assessments & guideline development – a surveyGeneral information: We are seeking information on how…
    October 27 2020
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