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  • 2016 financial monitoring
    Financial monitoring of Cochrane Groups takes place annually. Monitoring is not an audit of Groups’ accounts, but a data-gathering exercise that builds a picture of Cochrane’s ‘financial health’ year on year. It enables the Central Executive to provide information to the public about who funds Cochrane, the collective monetary cost of the…
    June 13 2016
  • Introducing Gert van Valkenhoef, Cochrane's new IT Development Manager in IKMD
    Dear colleagues, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Gert van Valkenhoef as Cochrane’s IT Development Manager in the Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD). Gert has an extensive research background in evidence based medicine, focussing on the development of software to enable new ways of working with evidence. He has a…
    June 10 2016
  • Announcing the Global Evidence Summit
    Cochrane is joining together with four other leading organizations working in the production and dissemination of evidence for decision making in the global health, social, and economic policy and practice sectors to host the first Global Evidence Summit. Working in partnership with the Guidelines International Network, The Campbell Collaboration…
    June 10 2016
  • Elizabeth Waters Memorial Travel Scholarship
    In April 2016 the University of Melbourne launched the Elizabeth Waters Memorial Travel Scholarship in memory of our Cochrane colleague Liz Waters who sadly passed away in September 2015.  Liz made a lasting contribution to the field of public health both nationally and internationally, fuelled by her passion and commitment to justice, equity and…
    June 8 2016
  • Announcing the Brazilian Cochrane Network
    We’re delighted to share the news of the official launch of the Brazilian Cochrane Network, Cochrane’s first-ever national Network. The Network will be co-ordinated and led by the Cochrane Brazil team in São Paulo, providing methodological support, mentoring, and supervision to five new Affiliates located in regional centres across Brazil.…
    June 8 2016
  • Call for nominations: Cochrane Consumers’ Executive
    The Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNet) is made up of people committed to the importance of consumer participation in informed healthcare decision-making processes, and our members have a key role in the production of healthcare evidence. The network of consumer contributors is a fundamental part of Cochrane, and contributes at every level to the…
    June 7 2016
  • Announcing the Cochrane Review Ecosystem infographic
    Have you ever tried to explain how a Cochrane Review gets produced? Wondered how all the people, processes, and technologies work together to make the whole thing happen? Then look no further than our infographic illustrating the Cochrane Review Ecosystem from developing the question to final publication, with all the tools and teams that…
    June 3 2016
  • Health Evidence™: Searching for review evidence just got even easier!
    Health Evidence™ has a new look! The healthevidence.org online repository of 4,600+ quality-rated public health relevant reviews (including 700+ Cochrane Reviews) has implemented website updates to improve the user experience. Enhanced features include a responsive design, which enables easy searching by desktop or mobile, and removal of the user…
    June 1 2016
  • When Maja met TaskExchange
    Maja Boban recently used TaskExchange to get some help with her Cochrane review, and we thought you might like to hear how it worked out. Maja is a psychologist and a Senior Advisor in HTA at the Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health Care and Social Welfare in Croatia. Hi Maja! Maja was working on a review of multimedia-delivered…
    May 31 2016
  • 15th Annual Meeting of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network
    The 15th Annual Meeting of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network will be held in Quito, Ecuador 13-15 June. The Meeting, organized by the Ecuadorian Collaborative Centre of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network, will be held at the Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial and will also include a pre-symposium conference will be held on 11 and 12 June. For…
    May 30 2016
  • Aubrey Sheiham
    Who may apply? Cochrane authors of registered topics; award supports the conduct and dissemination of a high-impact Cochrane Review on a topic relevant to resource-constrained settings.Closing date for applications: 31 July 2016 We continue to honour Professor Aubrey Sheiham, a longtime supporter of Cochrane’s work and mission, who sadly passed…
    May 27 2016
  • What proportion of Cochrane Reviews are Wiki-compatible?
    The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership started in 2014 with the aim of improving the evidence base of Wikipedia articles using Cochrane Reviews and other relevant evidence. We are delighted to announce the launch of the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative pages on Wikimedia as the go-to place for all Cochrane-Wikipedia projects and related resources. Groups…
    May 26 2016
  • Assessing the current state of systematic reviews
    Cochrane contributor Matthew Page, working with an international team of research colleagues, has recently completed an examination of the current quality and quantity of systematic reviews being published. A report of the study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May, and Cochrane Senior Editor Toby…
    May 24 2016
  • The Targeted Update Project: an introduction
    Targeted Update team (L to R): Nuala Livingstone, Rachel Churchill, Hanna Bergman, Charlotte Pestridge, Giulia Boselli, Karla Soares-Weiser. (Not pictured: Rachel Marshall).What is the Targeted Update Project? Supported by the Cochrane Steering Group, this pilot project was conducted jointly by the Cochrane Editorial Unit and Cochrane Innovations…
    May 19 2016
  • Nominations requested for the selection panel for the Scientific Committee
    Final call: submissions due Friday 20 May 23:59 BST Cochrane’s Board of Trustees agreed to the setup of a Scientific Committee for the purpose of providing independent authoritative guidance for the methods Cochrane should use in its reviews. A selection panel will identify the first committee members. We seek representation from Co-ordinating…
    May 16 2016
  • The Newton Fund issues call for travel grant proposals
    The British Council's Newton Fund is inviting proposals for Researcher Links Travel Grants for travel between the UK and Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, or Turkey. Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build…
    May 15 2016
  • The secret life of social franchising: the value of empty reviews
    Tracey Perez Koehlmoos is Director of the Health Services Administration Division and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the US Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is also a Cochrane Review author, member of the Cochrane Library Oversight Commitee, and contributor to the work of the Campbell and…
    May 13 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd - the next phase of Cochrane Embase
    Today marks a new chapter in the Cochrane Embase project with the launch of the beta version of Cochrane Crowd. The Cochrane Embase project has been a huge success. To date, some 2,414 contributors have screened 304,499 records and identified 22,448 reports of randomized trials, with 99% sensitivity and specificity based on the latest evaluation.…
    May 12 2016
  • Cochrane Crowd is here – become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Cochrane Crowd has launched! crowd.cochrane.org   This beta platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.   The platform, delivered as part of Cochrane’s Project Transform, builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000…
    May 11 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Rhoda Redulla
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Professor Rhoda Redulla, a significant contributor to Cochrane Nursing Care. Professor Rhoda Redulla has been an active member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) for several years and has prepared numerous Cochrane Review Summaries that have been published in many highly regarded…
    May 9 2016
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