Welcome to the next instalment of TaskExchange Champs, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform.
This month our TaskExchange Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily chatted to Cathryn Broderick from Cochrane Vascular about finding consumers and translators on TaskExchange.…
September 10 2019
The call for ‘Expressions of Interest’ to join the Cochrane China Network is now open.
The Cochrane China Network has evolved informally and very successfully over the last year, and Cochrane now intends to formalize the Network’s structure and launch it in February 2020. In preparation for this, it is inviting institutions that are presently…
September 9 2019
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 Helen Bulbeck and Rachel Plachcinski as the new Consumer Executive representatives on the Council. Sara Yaron has decided to step down with immediate effect and we thank her for her…
September 6 2019
Governing Board member Jan Clarkson has been appointed as Honorary Treasurer from 1 September 2019, as previous Treasurer Catherine Marshall is now Co-Chair.
Cochrane’s Articles of Association provide the Governing Board with the power to make ‘Executive Appointments’ amongst its membership.
The role of Honorary Treasurer is an Executive…
September 6 2019
Dear Cochrane Colleagues,
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the forthcoming Colloquium in Chile, 21-25 October. The theme is: The challenge of diversity in Cochrane: diverse reviews for diverse health decisions by diverse audiences. We particularly want to hear from you about how well you think Cochrane is responding…
September 5 2019
Muriah Umoquit, Communications and Analytics Officer in the Cochrane Knowledge Translation department spoke with Mike Morrison, a Ph.D. candidate in organizational psychology at Michigan State University. Mike has worked with Cochrane to create conference poster templates that Cochrane members can use at the upcoming Cochrane Santiago colloquium…
August 23 2019
'Cochrane at the WHO' is a blog series that highlights the partnership between Cochrane and the World Health Organization. If you would like to share a story about how your Cochrane Group is working with WHO, please contact Emma Thompson, Advocacy and Partnership Officer.
Here, Joerg Meerpohl, Director of Cochrane Germany and member of the…
August 15 2019
As many across the Cochrane community may be aware, Professor Chris Del Mar, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections and long-time Cochrane contributor, was involved in a serious surfing accident earlier this year. During one of his regular early morning surfing sessions on Australia’s Gold Coast, Chris sustained a very high…
August 13 2019
TaskExchange Champ: Aidan gains authorship through translating on TaskExchange: Aidan gains authorship through translating on TaskExchange
Welcome to the next instalment of the TaskExchange Champs series, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform.
This month our TaskExchange Community…
August 9 2019
This summer Cochrane Croatia took part in the Cochrane International Mobility (CIM) Programme and hosted a brilliant, smart and hardworking young colleague, Sarah Tanveer, one of the Cochrane’s 30 under 30.
This was an encouraging experience for us all, and spending time with Sarah, exchanging experiences, teaching and working with her was a true…
July 30 2019
Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization.
The prizes and awards that are presented at the annual Colloquia, will this…
July 29 2019
The minutes from the Governing Board’s teleconference, July 2019, are now available.
Governing Board members are Cochrane’s directors and trustees, and are elected to direct the strategy and policies of the organization.
Questions about the minutes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25 2019
At its teleconference on 10 July, the Governing Board voted unanimously to appoint Catherine Marshall as its new Co-Chair from 1 September 2019. Catherine will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Martin Burton, and replace Marguerite Koster, who is stepping down from the role after one year due to increased commitments in her job at Kaiser Permanente,…
July 25 2019
We have just launched Cochrane’s free, online learning modules, Cochrane Evidence Essentials. This interactive learning is freely available to anyone who is interested in an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, Cochrane evidence, and how to use it. Here Richard Morley, Cochrane’s Consumer Engagement Officer, shares how Centres, Review Groups,…
July 23 2019
Cochrane UK has been educating High Schoolers about evidence-based medicine. In this blog post Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice, and Selena Ryan-Vig, Communications and Engagement Officer, share with us how they got started and what they have learnt.
Since 2016 we have been visiting secondary schools in and around Oxford to talk…
July 22 2019
The Cochrane Colloquium is Cochrane’s flagship annual event that is a great opportunity to meet and network with Cochrane contributors and users globally and to learn more about the wide usage of Cochrane evidence in health decision-making at all levels. This year, the 26th Cochrane Colloquium will take place in the vibrant city of Santiago,…
July 22 2019
The 2019 financial and resource monitoring of Cochrane Groups is taking place from today, Friday 19 July 2019, to Friday 20th September 2019.
Monitoring of Cochrane Groups takes place annually. The information provided by Groups supports an organization-wide data-gathering exercise that gives a picture of Cochrane’s overall ‘…
July 19 2019
Priority setting is a hot topic in Cochrane! This is understandable as, in order to be relevant to the needs of our users, Cochrane evidence needs to respond to national, regional, and global health priorities. However, with the big push towards conducting more priority setting processes across Cochrane, we know it’s difficult to keep up to date…
July 19 2019
With the recent launch of the new guidance for producing and translating blogshots we have spent a lot of time thinking about the way dissemination products are stored. Previously, in January 2017, the guidance was that blogshots in English and other languages should be sent to the Knowledge Translation Department where they were stored centrally…
July 18 2019
Well, we have very exciting news. We’ve just released an update of TaskExchange! We designed the update based on requests from our community.
The new features are designed to make the platform easier to use for both task posters and task responders.
A few highlights are:
Task posters can easily assess applicants' conflicts of…
July 17 2019