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  • Remembering Chris Del Mar
    It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Chris Del Mar AM, Professor of Public Health at Bond University and one of Australia’s most prolific and generous Cochrane contributors. We echo the sentiments of his wife Professor Tammy Hoffman who shared the news yesterday on twitter, saying: ‘Chris has helped and inspired countless…
    1 March 2022
  • Anne Anderson
    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 2022. However, we can…
    28 February 2022
  • Plans for 2022 and the Future of Evidence Synthesis from the Cochrane Governing Board
    Dear Community members and friends, This year takes us a step nearer our open access commitment. We know how important it is to make the best evidence freely available to all those who need it - the experience of the pandemic reinforces that, and our funders expect it. With that commitment there is a financial challenge that we are determined to…
    18 February 2022
  • People connected
    Register for Cochrane Connects meeting on research waste, including Cochrane-REWARD prize ceremony, and research integrityCochrane Connects - 1 March 17:00 – 18:00 GMT (Check in your time zone) – Register Now Join us for the next Cochrane Connects meeting, which will focus on research waste and research integrity. This special edition of…
    14 February 2022
  • Dr. Luis Enrique Colunga-Lozano
    Dr. Luis Enrique Colunga-Lozano is both an internal medicine and a critical care physician from Guadalajara, México. He currently works at the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara - Dr. Juan I Menchaca. He is also a junior professor at Universidad de Guadalajara, where he teaches evidence-based medicine. Dr. Colunga-Lozano…
    28 January 2022
  • Defining Cochrane’s Next Chapter
    In 2021, we presented a new model for producing evidence synthesis to the Cochrane community, a model built to be sustainable, attractive to suitable funders and allowing us to flexibly respond to global health issues with timely synthesized evidence. Many of you provided excellent feedback for which I’d sincerely like to thank you. Through the…
    12 January 2022
  • Wiki button
    Jennifer Dawson, PhD has worked with Cochrane as the Wikipedia in Residence since 2016. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. Here she shares a few of her top FAQs on how to…
    5 January 2022
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    Dear Community members and friends, Context So much happens in a year. Last year, Cochrane responded quickly to the pandemic with rapid, living reviews – sharing the best evidence on key interventions and diagnostic tests to support the world in tackling this unprecedented challenge.  We made all of our Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources freely…
    21 December 2021
  • Monserrat Conde
    The Cochrane Council welcomes Monserrat Conde, who was recently appointed as the Council member representing Cochrane Fields alongside Stefano Negrini, Council Co-Chair. Monserrat is a Co-director and the Field Executive of Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership (CCGAP), where she is involved in evidence syntheses and leads knowledge…
    21 December 2021
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    Jennifer Dawson, PhD has worked with Cochrane as the Wikipedian in Residence since 2016. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. Here she shares how Wikipedia works, what…
    20 December 2021
  • People raising hands to ask a question
    Katherine Jones, NIHR Network Support Fellow, looks back to the Cochrane-funded ‘Running on  Empty’ project led by Paul Montgomery and the Empty Reviews Project Group, more than a decade ago. Having initiated and completed an update evaluation in 2021, she considers findings in the context of the original project. Read more about the update…
    17 December 2021
  • Wai Cheng
    The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The winner then designates the cash award to assist a woman from a low-resource setting with her Cochrane activities. Here the winner of the 2021 cash award reports back…
    13 December 2021
  • Lights on a tree
    Dear Colleagues, Cochrane’s Central Executive Team offices will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022. During this period, out-of-office alerts will be activated – this includes for all IT support issues. We will be monitoring Cochrane platforms to reduce the chances of any unplanned or emergency…
    7 December 2021
  • Tiny people testing quality
    Rachel Craven, Product Lead of Cochrane Library, recently incorporated user experience research to help improve the right-hand navigation beside reviews in the Cochrane Library. Here she shares more about that project and offers her 3 top tips that you can incorporate into your projects at Cochrane.  At Cochrane we want to make sure that our…
    3 December 2021
  • An asian chinese male working at home using laptop video conference call meeting with headset stock photo
    The agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on December 1 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…
    30 November 2021
  • Elections to the Cochrane Governing Board: Results
    Thank you to those who voted in the recent Governing Board election. Over 600 people cast their votes.   We’re delighted to announce that the following candidates have been elected: CHI, Yuan GREEN, Sally (re-elected for a second term) PARDO PARDO, Jordi (re-elected for a second term) PERSAD, Emma PIECHOTTA, Vanessa Three elected…
    29 November 2021
  • Paula Williamson
    William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat contradictory responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and…
    29 November 2021
  • a stack of newspapers with a tablet
    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, We hope you are doing well, as this year begins to close, and that this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Organizational and editorial updates Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare joins forces with the BMJ to explore new ways to make health systems healthier. We’re very happy to share this new…
    26 November 2021
  • Image of interconnected blue people avatars
    On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the Cochrane Community gathered together to hear updates on Cochrane's approach to Open Access, celebrate the 2021 Prize and Awards winners, and hear from representatives of the Cochrane Climate-Health Working Group.  Recordings from the event are available below. Statistics of attendance at the event and a summary…
    26 November 2021
  • Siew Cheng Foong
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    23 November 2021
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