Are you interested in helping to shape Cochrane evidence related to COVID-19, and to help make it accessible to the public? We are forming a group of patients and carers who are able to take on tasks at short notice to help contribute to Cochrane’s rapid review work, and more.
Cochrane responds to the COVID-19
As part of our response to the…
April 27 2020
The NIHR Complex Reviews Unit (CRSU) has offered to provide advice and analytical support for COVID-19 related evidence synthesis, in whatever way Cochrane authors consider appropriate, including support for Rapid Reviews and Living Systematic Reviews.
Expertise within the CRSU include:
Diagnostic test accuracy reviews
April 22 2020
Cochrane TaskExchange, an open, online platform for hosting and completing research tasks, has launched three new and important updates. The features were informed by a user research project run in 2019, and are based on the TaskExchange community's feedback and suggestions. At this time of global uncertainty, with most people in some form of…
April 21 2020
Cochrane has launched a new online learning module on Synthesis Without Meta-analysis (SWiM) reporting guidelines. Designed for systematic review authors or readers, the module provides training on the nine SWiM items to improve the transparent reporting of synthesis of intervention effects when the synthesis does not use meta-analysis of…
April 16 2020
The revised policy, which we plan to implement on October 14, 2020, includes stricter rules for financial interests and the consideration of non-financial interests.
Cochrane is proud to release its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key…
April 14 2020
The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on 30-31 March and 1st of April are now available to view online, for information only.
Cochrane's governing body is the Governing Board. The Board is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Cochrane’s strategic direction. If you would like…
April 6 2020
The nomination period for a new Co-Chair of the Governing Board is still open until Tuesday 14th April 2020 in any timezone. If you hold, or have held, some kind of leadership position in Cochrane you are invited to apply.
The Board has two Co-Chairs, to share workload, utilize complementary skills and experience, and permit continuity through…
April 2 2020
RevMan Web is Cochrane’s online review-writing platform. It is available for use by all authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews of interventions. One benefit of RevMan Web is that it is constantly being updated with new features for making writing systematic reviews easier and more efficient.
The Validation Report in RevMan Web helps authors…
March 30 2020
FURTHER EXTENSION: The deadline for abstract submissions is now 23.59 UTC, 6 April 2020
Dear Community Colleagues,
As a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, we wanted to update you with important news and information regarding Cochrane’s 27th annual Colloquium in Toronto, 4-7th October,…
March 24 2020
Cochrane is now using Slack, an online collaboration and chat platform, to encourage communication between members of our core community.
Using Slack, you can connect with your own Cochrane Group or Centre, other Cochrane Groups, and Central Executive Team members easily. Slack is a true collaboration platform; apart from chatting with team…
March 19 2020
Our much anticipated updates to Cochrane Crowd were launched earlier this week with great fanfare and an extraordinary amount of celebratory tea!
These updates were closely informed by the user research project we ran last year, where we asked for suggestions and feedback from you, the Cochrane Crowd community. We were touched by all the…
March 16 2020
Cochrane’s work in India has been capably led for many years by the Cochrane South Asia Centre, based at the Prof Bhoosham V Moses Centre for Evidence- Informed Healthcare and Health Policy at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Following the closure of Cochrane South Asia in 2019, we have an opportunity to launch a new chapter in Cochrane’s…
March 11 2020
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 we speak to the recipient of the cash award…
March 10 2020
RevMan Web is Cochrane’s online review-writing platform. It is available for use by all authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews of interventions.
Getting started in RevMan Web is easy. Take 2 minutes out of your day to view the Quickstart guides for authors and editorial teams. Also, find all resources on RevMan Web on the RevMan training hub…
March 9 2020
Chris Brennan-Jones gives an overview of how working on a suite of Cochrane reviews on chronic suppurative otitis media has led to a deeper partnership with WHO on a range of initiatives that focus on the prevention of deafness and hearing loss.
Could you give a quick introduction to yourself and your work within Cochrane?
"I am the Head of the…
March 6 2020
On behalf of everyone within the Cochrane community, we are sad to learn of the death of Eivind Berge. Eivind played a substantial role in Cochrane Stroke and will be remembered dearly by the community.
On 6th February 2020 we lost our good friend and Cochrane Stroke colleague, Eivind Berge. Eivind was Consultant Cardiologist at the Department…
March 5 2020
A new module in the Cochrane Interactive Learning online course teaches users about health equity, and how considerations of health equity can be incorporated into the systematic reviews. In this interview, the lead author of this module, Jennifer Petkovic, tell us about the module.
First, can you tell us what health equity means?
March 4 2020
Following discussions during and after the Edinburgh Colloquium (2018), the Governing Board requested that we revise the current spokesperson policy in order to provide more clarity and guidance for people in leadership positions within Cochrane.
We are pleased to share this revision with you here.
This now includes a section on applying the…
February 26 2020
Cancellation of Cochrane’s Governance Meetings, Manchester 2020
As a result of the increasing travel restrictions being placed upon our delegates, and the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, Cochrane’s Governance Meetings in Manchester between 30th March - 1st April have been cancelled.…
February 26 2020
A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Toronto 2020. This is our 27th annual flagship event and this year it will take place at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada, 4-7 October 2020.
Stipends and bursaries represent funding you…
February 26 2020