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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org through our Support Helpdesk.
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February 14 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on 12 December 2019 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.
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December 9 2019