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  • Catherine Marshall re-appointed Co-Chair of the Governing Board
    The Governing Board voted unanimously to re-appoint Catherine Marshall for a second term as Co-Chair from September  2021 until September 2023. Catherine will continue to work alongside fellow Co-Chair, Tracey Howe.   The Governing Board is responsible for setting Cochrane's strategic direction and overseeing the work of the Chief Executive…
    August 24 2021
  • 2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium: free interactive webinars
    We are pleased to announce the talks and speakers for Session 1 and 2 of the 2021 Methods Symposium have been finalize and registration is now open! The 2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium is a virtual event happening over three core sessions, with additional and related webinars from Cochrane highlighted for those who are interested. The Cochrane…
    August 23 2021
  • ‘A day with…’: New virtual events to connect and learn from Cochrane Methods Groups
    Since the beginning of 2020, there has been huge disruption in how we provide training, with in-person meetings cancelled or postponed. We wanted to maintain opportunities for our community to learn from the expert methodologists and researchers associated with Cochrane and so we considered how we might capture the benefits of in-person training…
    August 23 2021
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    Earlier this year we announced the launch of the Cochrane Methods Network, which brings together researchers, methodologists and others with an interest in methodology for evidence synthesis. The Methods Network now brings you a bimonthly newsletter which will share news of methods-related events, developments and opportunities across Cochrane's…
    August 19 2021
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    Following the Virtual Governance Meetings, held in June 2021, attendees were asked to complete an online survey to provide their feedback on the event, as well as their suggestions for future Cochrane events. This feedback was summarized in a report following discussion with Cochrane's Event Working Group, and the full feedback report is available…
    July 23 2021
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    The Cochrane Methods team has defined a programme of work to improve the quality and impact of Cochrane reviews in public health with the support of the Methods Executive, Methods Groups and Public Health and Health Systems Network. The programme has been designed to foster collaboration between Methods Groups and Cochrane Review Group (CRG)…
    July 23 2021
  • Business people discuss solving business problems
    The full report of a Cochrane-funded study designed to compare the existing and revised Cochrane risk of bias tools for RCTs was finalised in June 2021 and has now been made available to the Cochrane community. The study was initiated to collect evidence about the amount of time and effort review authors need to invest to use the revised risk of…
    July 23 2021
  • RevMan calculator developed to improve data entry, transformation and transparency
    New functionality is now available in RevMan Web extending the number of ways data can be inputted when raw data from study reports does not match the format required for meta-analysis. Data entered into the calculator will also now be saved along with the calculated output, which will allow authors to better document how raw data have been…
    July 23 2021
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    The Plain Language Summary Project, which began in May 2020 to see whether a team of professional writers could improve the quality, consistency, and translatability of Cochrane PLSs, has now ended. The project was undertaken with the support of Central Executive Team staff and a number of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), and support from our…
    July 21 2021
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    Have your say on the Cochrane Convenes programme by filling in a short questionnaire Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-organized with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) in October 2021.  Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural…
    July 19 2021
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    Dear friends and colleagues, We are very pleased to introduce you to our new organizational strategic plan, the Strategy for Change. This one-page plan will guide our organizational priorities and objectives for the next two years, 2021-2023. You can read it here. You can also read the plan in Spanish. The Strategy for Change was approved by the…
    July 15 2021
  • Question marks on post-it notes
    The Cochrane Help and Support Centre is an online portal that allows you to search for answers to common queries about Cochrane's work. If you don't find what you are looking for, you can open a support ticket to be dealt with by the different support teams, including Cochrane Support (for all general queries), ME Support (for Managing Editors),…
    July 15 2021
  • People at table talking
    Who are my stakeholders? What can they offer me? What can I offer them? And how do I begin engaging them? These were some of the questions tackled by NIHR Network Support Fellows Roses Parker (Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network; MOSS) and Eve Tomlinson (Cochrane Cancer Network) as they embarked on stakeholder engagement…
    July 9 2021
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief 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 around the world.…
    July 8 2021
  • Gathering of our Global Community
    Dear Community members and friends, We would like to thank those of you who joined us for Cochrane’s virtual Governance Meetings last week.   We’re delighted that 360 members from 49 countries attended the two sessions on 22 and 24 June; 128 one-to-one networking sessions were held; and 246 people were part of the breakout sessions. We…
    June 29 2021
  • 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'.  If you would like an item added here, please email Lydia Parsonson <lparsonson@cochrane.org> with the link.  June 2021 Cochrane Eyes and Vision is seeking to appoint new…
    June 28 2021
  • Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina
    The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2021. However, we are…
    June 18 2021
  • A drawing of multi colored puzzle pices being put together by people
    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, With less than a week to go until Cochrane’s 2021 Governance Meetings, here’s some important information.  We are delighted to have more than 320 registered for the online events -  09:00 – 12:00 (UTC+01:00) on 22 June (check time in your time zone), repeated 17:00 – 20:00 (UTC+01:00) on 24 June (check time…
    June 17 2021
  • Ella Flemyng
    The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2021. However, we are…
    June 15 2021
  • In Memory
    Dr Murray Enkin, whose work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, died on 6 June 2021.  An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not…
    June 14 2021
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