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  • 2022 Cochrane Awards and Prizes - Nominations open until 3 Oct 2022
    Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community with a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research, supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. The winners of the 2022 prize will be announced at Cochrane's Annual General…
    10 August 2022
  • Cochrane announces new Director of Development, Dr Gavin Adams
    Cochrane, the global, independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people who are interested in evidence-informed healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gavin Adams as their first Director of Development. Gavin will join Cochrane – which recently welcomed Catherine Spencer as new Chief Executive – in…
    9 August 2022
  • Summary of the Governing Board and Council meetings - July 2022
    Since the start of the year, the Governing Board and Council have each been holding monthly meetings by videoconference. These alternate between meetings with formal agendas; and ‘agenda-less’ meetings, which provide space for more informal, free-flowing discussions that can be difficult to create in virtual meetings. This month, the Board held a…
    25 July 2022
  • Cochrane's new CEO
    Catherine joins Cochrane from The Seafarers’ Charity where she held the position of CEO. Governing Board Co-Chairs, Tracey Howe and Catherine Marshall said: "We are delighted to welcome Catherine to Cochrane. Catherine is a proven Chief Executive with an exceptional record leading non-profit organisations. She brings expertise in strategic…
    12 July 2022
  • Remembering Gail Higgins
    It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and colleague Gail Higgins recently passed away. Gail was the Senior Information Specialist for the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Group in Sydney, Australia. Gail was an active member of Cochrane, and she shared her knowledge and quick wit with many of us. Prior to joining the…
    11 July 2022
  • Cochrane Thematic Groups
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    16 June 2022
  • Creating social media posts on phone
    Cochrane Group members are spending between 3 hours to just 15 minutes a week on social media activities. How can you make the most out of that time for maximum impact? In this blog Roses Parker, Research Fellow, and Muriah Umoquit, Communications and Engagement Officer, share communication tips that are easy to implement and take minimal time…
    3 June 2022
  • Cochrane’s Governing Board seeks to appoint two new members
    Candidates with experience in digital product development, business development, or publishing are encouraged to apply Cochrane is a diverse, global organization committed to informing healthcare decisions with the best available evidence from research. Organizationally, we are an international network of autonomously funded groups and a…
    31 May 2022
  • Cochrane’s Governing Board seeks new Treasurer
    Candidates with experience in accounting and financial management are encouraged to apply Cochrane is a diverse, global organization committed to informing healthcare decisions with the best available evidence from research. Organizationally, we are an international network of autonomously funded groups and a registered charity in the United…
    31 May 2022
  • Summary of the Governing Board and Council meetings - May 2022
    Since the start of the year, the Governing Board and Council have each been holding monthly meetings by videoconference. These alternate between meetings with formal agendas; and ‘agenda-less’ meetings, which provide space for more informal, free-flowing discussions that can be difficult to create in virtual meetings. This month, both the Board…
    26 May 2022
  • KT heads exchanging infomation
    Cochrane defines knowledge translation (KT) as the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our high quality, trusted Cochrane Reviews by those who need it to make health decisions. Cochrane Hong Kong has recently launched the Knowledge Translation Awards to foster University student talent in translation and in creative dissemination…
    16 May 2022
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    We are calling for feedback to help prioritise features or challenges that are most important to you when it comes to the format of Cochrane Reviews. Please complete the survey to give us your ideas! In February 2022, the Cochrane Governing Board approved a new model for producing Cochrane evidence syntheses, following an extensive community…
    16 May 2022
  • Agenda and papers for the Cochrane Council meeting on 16 May now available
    The agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on 16 May are now available to view online. The supporting papers can be viewed here The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the Council is to provide: A forum for…
    12 May 2022
  • Global connections
    In February 2022, Cochrane's Governing Board approved the proposed change to Cochrane’s evidence synthesis production model. We know this is a profound shift, leading to all kinds of questions, and new ideas right across the Cochrane community. Our key focus since March 2022 has been to deliver more detailed plans about the model, begin…
    4 May 2022
  • GES logo
    Dear Friends and Colleagues Due to the continued global impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) with ongoing reduced/restricted travel from many regions, and the advent of geo-political instability and risks in the European region, we have taken the decision to postpone the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 2 – 6 October…
    4 May 2022
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    Cochrane’s revised policy on conflicts of interest (CoI) was launched in October 2020. Since then, Cochrane’s Research Integrity team has been working with authors and editorial teams to support the implementation of the policy and has been learning about the challenges that arise. One such challenge has been the suggestion of authorship changes…
    25 April 2022
  • Our diverse community
    Cochrane wants to welcome people, no matter who they are or where they live. The more varied perspectives we have, the better we can provide evidence to help inform health and healthcare decisions. In October 2021, we launched our listening and learning exercise that aimed to gather data, views and experiences regarding diversity and inclusion in…
    25 April 2022
  • Conflict of interest
    CoI Policy for Cochrane Groups updated to align better with Cochrane Library COI policy  Cochrane maintains its reputation for independence and credibility through the core values of transparency and research integrity which include, among other things, minimizing the effects that conflicts of interest could have on our research and our…
    13 April 2022
  • New representatives on the Cochrane Council
    We’re pleased to welcome two new representatives to the Council from the beginning of April: Cinzia Del Giovane, representing Methods Groups Cinzia is a Senior Researcher at the Statistics Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children and Adults, University-Hospital of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.  She is a statistical…
    29 March 2022
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    A Cochrane Plain language summary is a stand-alone summary of a Cochrane Review written in plain English. It briefly describes the key question and findings of the review. It is clearly set out, uses words and sentence structures that are easy to understand, and avoids technical terms and jargon. A clear, simple summary written in plain language…
    21 March 2022
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