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  • 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   Cochrane South Africa National Symposium 2020Date: 17-18 March…
    February 19 2020
  • Cochrane Scientific Committee seeks new members
    We seek applications to five vacant positions on the Cochrane Scientific Committee; two positions are for those from within the Cochrane community, two positions are for representation external to Cochrane, and one position is for an early career researcher.  All positions start in May 2020. Please note the deadline is 25 March 2020. This is an…
    February 19 2020
  • A picture of 4 women, members of the Community Support Team
    Set up in February 2018, the Cochrane Community Support team provides first-line support to the Cochrane Community. We respond to a wide variety of queries about all aspects of Cochrane’s work, from staff, contributors, and members of the public. Queries come in to support@cochrane.org through our Support Helpdesk.  Our Community says...…
    February 14 2020
  • EVBRES Cost-Action qualitative study
    Dear Cochrane colleagues,   We are part of the EU-funded EVBRES COST Action that aims to encourage the use of an Evidence-Based Research (EBR) approach while carrying out clinical research. Within our Working Group we want to assess what areas of the systematic review process are most resource intensive and why. To increase our understanding of…
    February 13 2020
  • Image of an elderly person's hands being held by a health professional
    Cochrane is pleased to announce the release of a new, eleventh module of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course on Health equity in systematic reviews.  In it, users will learn about health equity, which is the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health outcomes among groups, and how and when health equity can be incorporated in all…
    February 12 2020
  • Toronto Colloquium - Early registration opens
    Register before the 2 July 2020 to receive the reduced early bird rate The 2020 Cochrane Colloquium will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada on the October 4-7, 2020.  This year’s theme is ‘Rapid-learning Health Systems’, exploring approaches to improving people’s experiences and health outcomes while keeping costs manageable…
    February 3 2020
  • Cochrane’s Dissemination Checklist Training
    January 16th and 17th - Twenty-eight people from across Cochrane (and the world) gathered together in London, UK to attend a 2-day intensive training on how to apply Cochrane’s new dissemination checklist in practice.  Led by Claire Glenton and Sarah Rosenbaum from Cochrane Norway, participants learned how to improve their dissemination products…
    February 3 2020
  • Sponsored Cochrane Group registrations now open
    Cochrane’s Governing Board is delighted to announce that sponsored registration for one person from each Cochrane Group to attend the 27th Annual Cochrane Colloquium in Toronto, Canada (October 4-7, 2020) is now open. This opportunity is open to any Cochrane member within a Cochrane Group, be that a Cochrane Review Group, geographic Group or…
    February 3 2020
  • Cochrane review authors and editors publish paper assessing transferability of systematic review findings
    A new paper published in BMC Research Methodology describes a novel approach for supporting collaboration between review authors and stakeholders. The paper, published by a team of Cochrane review authors and editors, is intended to help review authors engage with stakeholders and use their expertise to consider applicability of review findings.…
    January 30 2020
  • Cochrane Sweden develops a global exchange programme for the Cochrane CommunityCIM
    In 2017, Cochrane Sweden initiated the Cochrane International Mobility Programme  to promote research projects and training periods across the Cochrane network. Modelled on the European student exchange program, Erasmus, the scheme currently on trial is aimed at giving people interested in contributing to Cochrane, the opportunity to learn from…
    January 24 2020
  • 2020 news
    Mark Wilson, CEO and Karla Soares Weiser, Editor in Chief extend their warmest wishes to the Cochrane community at the beginning of this new year. Here, they reflect on the achievements from the last 12 months, including their personal highlights and summarize what lies ahead for Cochrane over the next year. The Governing Board has approved…
    January 20 2020
  • Help us shape tools and training to evaluate the impact of Cochrane’s health evidence
    We are seeking volunteers for a brief informal discussion to share your experiences or to be part of an international Working Group helping to guide evaluation tools and case studies. Cochrane’s vision is a world of improved health, with decisions informed by high-quality research evidence. But to what extent are we formally achieving our vision…
    January 14 2020
  • Would you like to host a future Cochrane Governance Meeting?
    REMINDER: Submissions for hosting Cochrane’s annual business and networking meetings for 2021 and 2022 are now open! Governance Meetings are Cochrane’s annual business meetings. They provide an opportunity for Cochrane’s Group staff and Executives as well as Cochrane’s Governing Board and Council to meet and discuss the organization’s strategies…
    January 14 2020
  • Conflict of Interest Revision Project
    Cochrane is revising our current commercial sponsorship policy and also developing a non-financial or academic conflict of interest policy. Read about the progress to date, view project reports and recommendations, and learn about the next steps. Cochrane’s policy on conflict of interest (COI) is very important to those who create and use…
    January 9 2020
  • Early Career Professionals Cochrane Group
    The Early Career Professionals group aims to provide its members with opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise by providing a platform for international networking with early career professionals or other members in the Cochrane community. After the success of the ‘30 Under 30’ series which aimed to introduce young people…
    December 27 2019
  • prioritization
    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…
    December 20 2019
  • Update on Cochrane's editorial management systems (EMS)
    As previously announced, Cochrane has been reviewing the editorial management systems (EMS) used by our editors and authors to prepare Cochrane Reviews, and other content published in the Cochrane Library. Cochrane engaged an experienced consultancy team, Origin Editorial, to partner in this work. Origin Editorial has helped Cochrane to document…
    December 19 2019
  • Cochrane Methods Symposium
    We are pleased to announce the re-schedule of the 2019 Methods Symposium, which was postponed due to the cancelled 2019 Cochrane Colloquium, as a free interactive webinar on Wednesday 5 February, 2020.  Cochrane Reviews are becoming increasingly complex as methods evolve, as data sources become more diverse, and as we increasingly recognize that…
    December 13 2019
  • Launch of three new organizational policies to support everyone contributing to Cochrane
    Cochrane is a global community of over 11,000 members and 68,000 supporters from more than 130 countries. We are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, and others passionate about improving health outcomes. The Governing Board is very pleased to announce the launch of three new organizational policies to support everyone…
    December 12 2019
  • Project Transform: A Game Changer
    In 2014 Cochrane called for proposals for ‘Game Changer Initiatives’, ambitious projects to improve how we do business and enable our vision of ‘a world of improved health’. Project Transform was funded by Cochrane and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council as part of this initiative. As the Final Report describes, Project…
    December 10 2019
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