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  • 2015 Dashboard
    2015 Dashboard is keeping us on track for 2016 Cochrane's Annual Dashboard presents some key metrics on our organizational performance over the previous calendar year. It includes data on Strategy to 2020 target achievements, and key metrics around the four Strategy to 2020 Goals. It’s an excellent tool to use to reflect on what we accomplished…
    March 2 2016
  • A scoping review published in BMC Medicine identifies core competencies for editors.
    A scoping review published in BMC Medicine has identified a range of potential competencies to enable scientific editors of biomedical journals to do their jobs effectively and support high quality in the publication of research. James Galipeau and colleagues at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada, in part funded by Cochrane,…
    March 1 2016
  • Professional or personal – your opinion counts!
    Cochrane Tobacco Addiction is celebrating their 20-year anniversary. In addition to taking this great opportunity to publicize their work, they are also using it to plan how they move forward. Whether your interest in prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction is personal or professional, Cochrane Tobacco Addiction wants to hear from you! The…
    February 29 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Joan Webster
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Professor Joan Webster; a prolific author, intrepid adventurer, and much loved mentor to many. Cross-posted, with permission, from Cochrane Australia. Conduct a trusty Google search on Professor Joan Webster and there among the myriad of journal articles, research papers, and academic…
    February 29 2016
  • New Cochrane Community website!
    Time to celebrate - the new Cochrane Community website is here! We are delighted to welcome you to the new and improved Cochrane Community website - the final phase of rebranding Cochrane online. It's been just over a year since we launched with our new organizational logo and branding; following that, 130+ Cochrane Groups went…
    February 29 2016
  • Mid-Year Meeting
    Cochrane’s Mid-Year Meeting provides an opportunity for face-to-face meetings of the collaboration’s Steering Group and other groups and contributors responsible for helping to formulate and implement Cochrane policy. Cochrane senior staff will lead a strategic session on 5 April, focusing on Cochrane's governance reform and knowledge translation…
    February 29 2016
  • Croup: a father's story
    For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources. This video is the story of how a team of Cochrane researchers in Canada are helping to change practice in the treatment of a…
    February 29 2016
  • The Cochrane Vaccines Field has ceased operations effective 1 November 2015. An ongoing lack of resource capacity meant that the team were unable to continue to provide a coordinating base and we thank them for all of their hard work. Please direct all enquiries relevant to the Field’s work to the Central Executive team.
    November 18 2015
  • Guest blog by Hywel Williams A new Cochrane Library Special Collection brings together recent Cochrane Reviews on allergy. In this guest blog, Hywel Williams, Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Skin Group, looks in more detail at some of the reviews relating to skin disorders. There is plenty of interesting information for those interested in…
    June 3 2015
  • Searching for diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies can be frustrating and time-consuming, as those of us now engaged in producing systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy can attest! EMBASE is the first of the major electronic medical literature databases to introduce an indexing term specifically for DTA studies. The lack of such terms…
    March 9 2011
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