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  • There’s an app for that! Cochrane contributor improving business travel
    Susi Wisniewski is former Managing Editor of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group and Programme Manager for Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group. She remains involved with Cochrane as an author, particularly on Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews. Since leaving her full-time role within Cochrane, Susi has launched a…
    May 4 2016
  • Limited evidence to support the use of adjudication committees to verify findings of RCTs
    A large meta-analysis of 47 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) totaling 275,078 patients found that, on average, treatment effect estimates for subjective outcome events assessed by onsite assessors and those assessed by adjudication committees were similar. The new article in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is co-authored by Lee…
    May 2 2016
  • Building an effective and sustainable organization through the Strategy to 2020
    It was a pleasure to see and work with many of you at the mid-year business meetings in London from 4-5 April, which were followed by three days of Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) meetings. My impression is that we will look back on those meetings in London as some of the most significant in Cochrane’s history, when the organization’s leaders made…
    April 29 2016
  • Cochrane Reviews: Hard. Important. Fun?
    Through interviews and surveys conducted for Production Models, as part of Project Transform, it is clear that the Cochrane Community cares deeply and passionately about how Cochrane Reviews are produced. We care because we want to see it done well, and we want to see it done better. Tari Turner, from Project Transform, tells us more about  the…
    April 28 2016
  • Free access to Covidence for Cochrane Reviews
    If you have signed into Covidence this week (which we hope many of you have done!), you may have noticed a notification informing users about the introduction of subscription charges for the use of Covidence. We are happy to confirm that all Cochrane Reviews will always be free in Covidence, thanks to Cochrane’s partnership as co-owners of the…
    April 27 2016
  • Coming soon – Membership that opens doors
    Everyone will be able to contribute to Cochrane in exciting new ways! Membership pathways will link newcomer’s skills and interests to activities throughout the organization. Clear access points will enhance user experience and reduce waiting times to get involved. Learn about the work being done around Cochrane Membership and what's next.…
    April 26 2016
  • Using GRADE and the GRADEpro GDT online software in your Cochrane Review
    Cochrane Training presents the next in their Cochrane Learning Live webinar series: Using GRADE and the GRADEpro GDT online software in your Cochrane Review on May 10th, 12:00 UTC. This webinar will be an introduction to how to use GRADE to interpret and assess the certainty / quality of the evidence in a systematic review and how to present the…
    April 25 2016
  • Review of the structure and function of Cochrane Groups
    Please find below some further information relating to the recent Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) decisions on the Cochrane-wide Structure and Function Review prepared by the Central Executive Team, and now made freely available. Cochrane’s existing Group structure (Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), Centres & Branches, Fields & Networks, and…
    April 25 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Natalie Bradford
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Natalie Bradford PhD, MPH, BNurs, RN, Queensland Youth Cancer Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) continues to expend the number of summaries produced within its collaboration of international nursing journals and widen its…
    April 22 2016
  • 18th birthday balloons
    Join Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) on the 21st July to celebrate their 18th anniversary at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, UK. PaPaS was registered as a Cochrane review group in 1998. We are celebrating with an afternoon event of topical presentations and discussions, followed by a drinks reception and evening garden…
    April 22 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Iberoamerica on translating blogshots
    Andrea Cervera is a translator and Communications Manager at Cochrane Iberoamerica. Here she explains her experience of translating and publishing blogshots from Cochrane UK and their impact on social media. This follows the recent blog post from Sarah Chapman, Cochrane UK, on how groups can create blogshots. We at Cochrane Iberoamerica…
    April 21 2016
  • Co-ordinating Editors awarded Honorary Fellowships
    Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Oral Health, Helen Worthington and Jan Clarkson, have been awarded honorary fellowships from the Board of The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. They were nominated for the awards by Cochrane colleague Trevor Johnson. A faculty of the Royal College of…
    April 21 2016
  •  Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group celebrate 20 years
    Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group celebrated their 20 year anniversary with a series of workshops, a symposium...and cake! The Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group (CGF) (formerly the Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group) is concerned with the systematic evaluation of the management and treatment of menstrual disorders and…
    April 19 2016
  • Join us for a Cochrane Twitter chat
    #cochraneauthor Liz Wager joined us for a Twitter to chat to discuss new Cochrane Review on Interventions to prevent misconduct and promote integrity in research and publication. Read an interview with Cochrane authors Liz Wager and Ana Marusic in Retraction Watch Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016 Time: 2:00pm BST for one hour Curators: Liz Wager…
    April 19 2016
  • Blogshots
    Sarah Chapman is a knowledge broker at Cochrane UK. She writes and edits their weekly blog, Evidently Cochrane, and helps to shares Cochrane evidence across social media platforms. It’s nine months since we started experimenting with blogshots as a way to share evidence. You can read more about how we developed them in this blog post: http://www…
    April 15 2016
  • Cochrane Steering Group
    Please find below the main decisions by the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) from the London meeting. If you have any questions about these decisions, please contact your Steering Group Representative. The full minutes will be available soon. Cochrane Canada Decision: The CSG expressed continued support for Cochrane Canada and appreciation for the…
    April 14 2016
  • The Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre organises a Conference on Clinical Appropriateness, 21-22 April
    The Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre and the Clinical Epidemiology Service of the Hospital of Sant Pau will hold a conference of CIBERESP (CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública; Biomedical Research Networking Centres of Epidemiology and Public Health) on 21-22 April  2016. The focus of the conference will be on 'Research to Improve Appropriateness…
    April 14 2016
  • Preventing overdiagnosis - from Barcelona to Seoul
    Dr Ray Moynihan is Senior Research Fellow at Bond University and co-chair of the scientific committee for the international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference taking place in Barcelona in September 2016. In this blog post he invites you to Barcelona, and explores the growing interest within Cochrane in tackling the problem of too much medicine –…
    April 14 2016
  • Swiss students share their experience at Cochrane's Colloquium
    Alain Amstutz, Elina Christes, Jérémy Glasner, Alen Hascic, and  Patrick Schmitt attended the last  Cochrane Colloquium. They shared information about Cochrane and their experience in the National Journal of Swiss Medical Students recently. This journal is distributed in all six medical faculties of Switzerland at the beginning of the semester.…
    April 12 2016
  • Speaking to students about Cochrane
    Reposted, with permission, from Cochrane Canada. Cochrane Canada’s Knowledge Broker, Eileen Vilis, shares more about her recent presentation to students and offers tips to other Cochrane groups.  Cochrane Canada was again invited to speak to the dental hygiene students and staff at the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa about…
    March 30 2016
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