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  • Catherine Marshall appointed Co-Chair of the Governing Board
    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
  • 5 ways your Cochrane Group can make the most out of Evidence Essentials
    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
  • School children learning about evidence-based medicine: Cochrane UK’s outreach programme
    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
  • Early Bird Colloquium Registration Deadline: July 25
    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
  • Financial & Resource Monitoring of	Cochrane Groups
    Dear Colleagues, 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
  • Keeping up-to-date with Cochrane priority setting exercises
    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
  • Changes to the way Cochrane blogshots are stored
    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
  • New TaskExchange updates!
    Hi everyone! 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
  • Be part of the Cochrane Community stand at the Colloquium
    The Cochrane Community Exhibition Stand has traditionally been a hub of activity and a gathering point for both members and for those new to Cochrane - we want you to be a part of it! Our annual event, the Cochrane Colloquium, brings together members of the community, staff, and newcomers to Cochrane. Amongst the wide range of workshops,…
    July 15 2019
  • The Cochrane Fast-Track Service: Recent successes
    Emma Thomas, Fast-Track Administration Assistant and Helen Wakeford, Fast-Track Managing Editor, share some recent Fast-Track Service successes. We are delighted to announce some recent successes of The Cochrane Fast-Track Service, which provides a rapid ‘journal-like’ editorial process for some of Cochrane’s highest priority reviews. Since the…
    July 15 2019
  • Cochrane Governing Board meeting minutes from April 2019, Krakow now available
    The minutes from the Governing Board’s meeting in Krakow, April 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 governingboardsecretary@cochrane.org
    July 15 2019
  • Cochrane 2018 Annual Review now available
    Cochrane's 2018 Annual Review is now available for download and dissemination. To find out more about what we achieved in 2018, what's happening across the organization in 2019, and links to share with stakeholders, please view or download a PDF of the Annual Review.  "We’re a knowledge organization built on the capabilities and passion of our…
    July 11 2019
  • Charles Shey Wiysonge
    As well as serving as Director of Cochrane South Africa, Charles Shey Wiysonge is active with WHO work, both on health research in the WHO African Region and advising on immunization guidelines globally. In this interview, he gives an overview of this work. Could you give a quick introduction to yourself and your work within Cochrane? I have…
    July 10 2019
  • TaskExchange Champs: Sheila accesses 450 translators in seconds
    Welcome to the second edition 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 Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily chatted to Cochrane Information Specialist Sheila Wallace. Sheila talks about how she uses the…
    July 8 2019
  • Cochrane's strategy for improved future editorial management systems
    Cochrane is currently reviewing the editorial management systems used by our editors and authors to prepare Cochrane Reviews, and the other content published in the Cochrane Library. Cochrane uses several editorial management systems (EMS) to manage its content. The primary system used for Cochrane Reviews is Archie, which was developed in-house…
    July 4 2019
  • Trial the new way of working in RevMan Web
    Take the opportunity to join the pilot of study-centric data in RevMan Web! Learn more about the advantages of study-centric data and why it’s important on the Community website. Why? If you join the pilot of study-centric data in RevMan Web you will get the chance to: Trial a new process of managing data and setting up analyses in RevMan Web…
    July 3 2019
  • Would you like to develop your skills in knowledge translation helping to inform evidence-based decision making in health? Or, do you have experience of delivering knowledge translation projects and would like to pass on your expertise?
    Would you like to develop your skills in knowledge translation helping to inform evidence-based decision making in health? Or, do you have experience of delivering knowledge translation projects and would like to pass on your expertise? Cochrane defines Knowledge Translation (KT) as the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our…
    July 2 2019
  • Cochrane Library development update - CochraneLibrary.com
    Here is a series of blog posts that will provide you with news about improvements happening to the Cochrane Library. Daniel Shanahan, Product Lead of the Cochrane Library, tells us more about what has been worked on and what is coming up. The Cochrane Library was relaunched last August to help improve the dissemination of Cochrane evidence, and…
    June 27 2019
  • Stefano Negrini
    '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. In this blog post, Stefano Negrini from Cochrane Rehabilitation explains…
    June 27 2019
  • Social media in 10 minutes a day
    Yes, it is possible to do social media with just 10 minutes a day! Kerry Harding, the Assistant Managing Editor to Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care, shares with us how! We are the Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) CRG and we produce Cochrane Reviews of acute and chronic pain, headache and migraine, and palliative and…
    June 26 2019
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