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    Being global and diverse has always been an important part of Cochrane. Our Principles highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the organization through the objectives Enabling Wide Participation Promoting Access and Striving for Relevance. These principles were also picked up in Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020 with a stated…
    February 18 2021
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser hosts an interactive webinar for Cochrane members and supporters. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from…
    February 12 2021
  • Elena Kostova, Managing Editor of Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility
    Awareness days have existed as means to spread a message and to raise awareness on a subject matter way before the advent of social media. Nowadays, conversations are largely happening online and joining awareness days and campaigns on social media by means of hashtags is a widespread phenomenon. We spoke to Elena Kostova, Managing Editor of…
    February 5 2021
  • Items from the Cochrane Store
    The Cochrane community is embracing their geek chic and love for evidence-based healthcare with Cochrane merch! Visit the Cochrane Store for branded t-shirts, tote bags, and mugs. It's a great way to show off your pride in Cochrane work while also giving back - all money from sales will be reinvested in helping people get involved in Cochrane.…
    February 4 2021
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    The Cochrane Iberoamérica Network extends their condolences to family and friends for the recent death of Patricia Caballero. Patricia was the Director of the Associated Cochrane Center of Peru hosted at the National Institute of Health of Peru. Patricia was a specialist in Infectious and Tropical Disease Medicine, held a master's degree in Public…
    February 4 2021
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    Cochrane FirstAid is pleased to share their annual report with the wider Cochrane Community. In this Cochrane Community Blog, Vere Borra, Field Coordinator for Cochrane First Aid, shares some of the Field's achievements from 2020.  Tell us about a little about your key achievements last year? What are you most proud of?  In 2020, the COVID-19…
    February 2 2021
  • Welcome to new members of the Cochrane Consumer Network Executive
    The Cochrane’s Consumer Network Executive advocates for consumers and provides leadership for the Cochrane Consumer Network. This is unique in research: an international community of patients, caregivers, family members and others who are united by an interest in health evidence and who often volunteer to help produce and spread Cochrane evidence…
    February 1 2021
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    Robust and innovative methods are the lynchpin of Cochrane and our reputation for high-quality systematic reviews. Our future sustainability relies on our ability to attract and work closely with methodologists and researchers, ensuring methods are used accurately and implemented wisely. Cochrane has 52 Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) that produce…
    January 21 2021
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    Cochrane is delighted to launch Spanish and Japanese translations of MECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) from Cochrane Iberoamerica and Cochrane Japan, respectively. These are the first translations of Cochrane’s methods guidance since the launch of version 6 of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of…
    January 19 2021
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    In this Cochrane Community blog Karen Head from Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation department discusses the start of the second cohort of the Cochrane KT mentoring scheme.   Whether it be prioritising review topics, involving end-users in producing Cochrane reviews, disseminating evidence or supporting decision makers to be able to find and use…
    January 12 2021
  • a Black man with short curly hair and a beard sits at a computer
    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser hosts an interactive webinar for Cochrane members and supporters. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from…
    December 29 2020
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    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the Cochrane community have moved to remote and flexible working. Here they share pictures of their new work situations. Cochrane is a formidable global community of supporters and members, and now, more than ever, our values of connection, community and collaboration hold us together. We have set-up Slack…
    December 24 2020
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    Dear Colleagues,   In our last message for 2020, we are pleased to let you know that the Governing Board has approved the Plan & Budget for the Charity in 2021.    This Plan & Budget has been developed during the transition between Strategy to 2020 and the finalization of the new organizational ‘Strategic Framework’ which will be completed…
    December 23 2020
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    Many thanks to those who attended Cochrane’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held virtually on December 16. Nearly 400 participants joined online. All Resolutions proposed at the meeting were passed by the members. The record of votes is available here. A recording of the meeting is available here and below. 00:00 Welcome and Introduction…
    December 22 2020
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    Congratulations to Sophie Hill, Winner of 2020 Anne Anderson Prize 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 Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually. Who was Anne Anderson? Anne…
    December 16 2020
  • Joy Oliver
    "It is a great privilege and honour to be awarded the Chris Silagy prize. For me, there is no greater acknowledgement for the work we do than this incredible award, which I will forever treasure. I would like to thank those who nominated me. I did not get the opportunity to meet Chris but the Chris Silagy prize speaks to who he was. Only a great…
    December 16 2020
  • Nishant Jaiswal
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    December 16 2020
  • Livia
    William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat contradictory responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and…
    December 16 2020
  • Helen Worthington, a white woman with chin-length blonde hair, smiles at the camera in a bright pink blouse and floral scarf
    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Helen Worthington, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Oral Health. Can you please tell us about yourself? I arrived at the University of Manchester in 1973 to…
    December 16 2020
  • Chris Eccleston, a white man with short dark brown hair, smiles at the camera
    Cochrane has named seven Emeritus Coordinating Editors in 2020, celebrating their achievements and recognizing their efforts over many years of service. In this profile, we hear from Chris Eccleston, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive Care (PaPaS). Can you tell us about yourself? I am a professor of pain…
    December 16 2020
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