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…
July 10 2020
*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 nominations…
July 10 2020
Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues,
I am writing with my weekly update on Cochrane’s work this week, July 6-10. Full information about our work can be found on Cochrane.org, and our coronavirus research and news page continues to be updated.
We are currently beginning to review the COVID-19 work we have undertaken thus far; learn more about…
July 10 2020
Working out whether Cochrane’s work is making a difference in the world is not easy! It’s a problem that the 14 volunteers from across the Cochrane community who make up the Cochrane Working Group on KT Evaluation Support have been thinking about a lot as part of a larger KT evaluation project.
The members of the Working Group have lots of ideas…
July 9 2020
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…
July 9 2020
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…
July 8 2020
Cochrane is proud to recognize participants and collaborators from its global community who have been part of its first Knowledge Translation virtual mentoring programme.
Twelve pairs of mentors and mentees took part in the pilot, coordinated by Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation (KT) Department, between September 2019 and March 2020, with the…
July 6 2020
Dear Cochrane Members,
Cochrane is seeking to fill two places on the Governing Board that will become vacant shortly and you are invited to stand for election. One place has specifically been designated for an individual from a Lower- and-Middle-Income Country or Territory.
These roles are open to any Cochrane Member who wants to shape Cochrane’…
July 2 2020
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…
June 26 2020
Cochrane’s Editorial Board, which is tasked with supporting the Editor in Chief and overseeing the review production process of Cochrane Reviews, has had recent changes in membership. Tammy Clifford and Jimmy Volmink have stepped down from the Editorial Board, and Cochrane is grateful for their contribution over the past two years. Three new…
June 23 2020
Cochrane is delighted to announce the signing of a new contract with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. to publish the Cochrane Library for the next 10 years from January 2021. The agreement guarantees major investment into future development of the Library to sustain Cochrane as the world’s pre-eminent collection of high-quality evidence to inform…
June 23 2020
Eve Tomlinson, NIHR Network Support Fellow for the Cochrane Cancer Network presents the work completed across the cancer network to complete an exercise in stakeholder mapping.
The Cochrane Cancer Network supports the work of six Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs): Breast Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers,…
June 22 2020
Following the success of the inaugural Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town in 2017, we are delighted to welcome you on behalf of the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation and Masaryk University, to the 2021 Global Evidence Summit in Prague.
We hope you will join us from 5-8 October 2021 at the O2 universum…
June 18 2020
A Message from the Governing Board Co-chairs, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief
We are delighted to publish Cochrane’s 2019 Annual Review, entitled: ‘Embracing Diversity’. As we celebrate 12 months of achievements and reflect on the global expansion and increasing impact of Cochrane’s work, and the growing diversity of our organization…
June 17 2020
Cochrane has introduced a new Research Integrity team in the Editorial & Methods Department. The team comprises four members and represents a significantly increased investment in promoting Research Integrity in Cochrane.
The Research Integrity Editor, Stephanie Boughton
The Senior Research Integrity Editor, Lisa Bero
The EMD Senior…
June 15 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cochrane - not just randomized trials of treatment effectsDate: 1…
June 1 2020
Cochrane is beginning a 12-month project to standardize and simplify its Plain Language Summaries
Plain Language Summaries (PLSs) are the key dissemination product for each Cochrane Review. They are freely available on Cochrane.org and on the Cochrane Library, and often are the first point of contact health decision-makers have with Cochrane and…
May 18 2020
Anne Littlewood (Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive), Robin Featherstone (Information Specialist, Cochrane Editorial and Methods Department)
The purpose of the Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive (CIS Exec) is to provide advice on policy and issues related to the role of the Cochrane Information Specialist. To that end, the CIS…
May 18 2020
Sign up to help with tasks related to Cochrane COVID-19 work by filling out this survey
Many members of the Cochrane community have reached out wishing to engage in our efforts to respond to the global pandemic. For groups wishing to undertake COVID-related reviews, please see these frequently asked questions for guidance about the process.…
May 15 2020
The Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Howe as Co-Chair and Karen Kelly as a new member
Governing Board Co-Chair: Tracey Howe
Cochrane’s Governing Board has appointed Professor Tracey Howe as its new Co-Chair from 1st September 2020. She will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Catherine Marshall, and replace Martin…
May 14 2020