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  • Chris Cates, a white man with rimless glasses and short 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 Cates, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Airways. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?  In February 1995, whilst I was working on a portfolio learning…
    December 16 2020
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    Coordinating Editors (Co-Eds) are key leadership figures within Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), providing technical and content expertise to guide review production and evidence synthesis activities undertaken in their group. In 2020, several Coordinating Editors, who are retiring from their Co-Ed role in Cochrane, have been presented with Emeritus…
    December 16 2020
  • Bernd Richter, a white man with short light brown hair, looks at the camera and smiles
    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 Bernd Richter, who is retiring as Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders. Can you tell us about yourself? I started my medical career in…
    December 16 2020
  • Anne Schilder, a white woman with black-framed glasses and short curly 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 Anne Schilder, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Ear, Nose, and Throat. Can you tell us about yourself? I am a professor of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and…
    December 16 2020
  • Richard Wormald, a white man with white hair and a white goatee, looks at the camera while standing in front of a presentation screen and wearing glasses
    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 Richard Wormald, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Eyes and Vision. Can you tell us about yourself? I trained as an ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital…
    December 16 2020
  • Jim Neilson, a white man with short white hair, stands in front of mountains and an ornate gate with sunglasses on
    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 Jim Neilson, who is Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth. Could you please provide us with a short bio? Jim Neilson is Emeritus Professor of…
    December 16 2020
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    The Membership team in Cochrane's People Services Department are delighted to announce a new version of our Join Cochrane pages that lay out all the varied ways people can get involved with Cochrane’s work. At the heart of the new content are: Clear benefits of Cochrane Membership New involvement pathways for patients and carers and for students…
    December 14 2020
  • Cochrane Community connected globally against COVID-19
    In this Cochrane Community Blog, the Cochrane Knowledge Translation Department discusses the idea behind the ‘Cochrane COVID case stories’, how they were developed and what they hope for the future. A great deal of work has been completed by Cochrane in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the work involved in developing Cochrane…
    December 10 2020
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    Dear Colleagues, The 2020 financial and resource monitoring of Cochrane Groups is taking place from today, Wednesday 9 December 2020, to Sunday 31 January 2021. 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 ‘…
    December 9 2020
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    The way we do training has needed to change in 2020 - more online training brings new challenges of how to keep participants engaged when they aren’t all sitting in the same room. In this Cochrane Community Blog, Mike Clarke talks about his experience of finding new and novel ways of engaging the participants of a recent online systematic review…
    December 7 2020
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    Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System recently launched an international priority setting exercise. Here, the Co-ordinating Editors, Dr Graziella Filippini and Dr Francesco Nonino, tell us about their experience with priority setting and plans for evaluation and implementation.  Why do you think it’s…
    December 7 2020
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    Being global and diverse has always been an important part of Cochrane. Currently, our global community of nearly 100,000 members and supporters come from over 130 countries worldwide. Our Principles highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the organization through the objectives Enabling Wide Participation, Promoting Access and…
    December 4 2020
  • Artist work of a team working together
    Welcome to the fourth annual Cochrane Methods report compiled by the Methods Team in the Central Executive Team (CET) to provide an overview of the key methodological developments in Cochrane over the past year. The report highlights the importance of our Methods community, particularly Cochrane Methods Groups and their members, in continuing to…
    November 30 2020
  • Global Evidence Summit (GES 2) – Postponed until 2 – 6 October 2023
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021. The Global Organizing Committee (comprising four…
    November 26 2020
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    Dear Cochrane Members, You are invited to attend Cochrane's 2020 Annual General Meeting.   The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you about the management of the charity. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and vote on a number of issues…
    November 24 2020
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    November 23 2020
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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…
    November 20 2020
  • Cochrane's Governing Board members sit in a circle during a meeting
    Dear Cochrane Members,   Thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback and ideas on the draft of Cochrane’s new strategic framework.   We’ve received hundreds of responses through the following channels: A survey open to all members and supporters A formal response from the Cochrane Council, on behalf of Cochrane Groups  Focus groups with…
    November 19 2020
  • Hands on laptop
    Cochrane Heart has published the first Cochrane Review using Risk of Bias (RoB 2) as part of the formal pilot. Here Marianna Kaye, Assistant Managing Editor with Cochrane Heart, interviews two authors to find out more about the experience of using the tool.  Cochrane Heart is excited to announce that Physical activity interventions for people…
    November 19 2020
  • A Risk of Bias table: a grid of red, yellow, and green symbols
    The following statement has been approved by Karla Soares-Weiser (Editor-in Chief) and the Cochrane Editorial Board This statement addresses the question of when and how Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) should advise authors to adopt the revised Risk of Bias tool (RoB 2) in Cochrane intervention reviews. Based on the findings of a pilot that has…
    November 19 2020
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