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  • Image of a computer with a coffee cup, pen, and glasses
    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
  • Cochrane at the WHO: Supporting initiatives to prevent deafness and hearing loss
    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
  • Eivind Berge
    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
  • Image of an elderly person's hands being held by a health professional
    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?  Health…
    March 4 2020
  • Image of a microphone in a conference room
    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
  • Governance Meetings: information on the strategic meetings and latest travel advice
    Cancellation of Cochrane’s Governance Meetings, Manchester 2020 Dear Colleagues,  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
  • We are now accepting applications for Cochrane stipends
    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
  • Appointments to Cochrane Council
    The Cochrane Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. We are delighted to welcome Jo Morrison as new Coordinating Editor representative, Vanessa Jordan as new Authors representative and Sarah Nevitt as new Methods representative. Jo is a gynaecological cancer…
    February 20 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
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