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  •  Project Transform awarded Partnership Project grant
    Cochrane's Project Transform team was recently awarded a Partnership Project grant (2016-2018) of AU$930,416 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. "This three-year grant is very welcome," says project lead Julian Elliott. "This funding will help us find the best way to bring together automation, crowdsourcing and…
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Kompakt
    ‘Cochrane Kompakt,’ the German translation project, is a joint effort between Cochrane Germany, Cochrane Austria, and Cochrane Switzerland. Cordula Braun, from the Department of Physiotherapy at hochschule 21 in Germany, gave a presentation on a collaboration between German physiotherapists and the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group to…
  • Cochrane maintains status as NGO in official relations with WHO
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, during its meeting in January 2016, decided to maintain Cochrane’s status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with the WHO. Our report of activities for 2013-2015 and our plan of work for 2016-2018 (reported on earlier here) were both approved.  This WHO decision…
  • Learning Live explores ways to involve consumers
    Cochrane Learning Live is a new series of free monthly webinars aimed at anyone interested in learning skills or gaining knowledge and experience relating to Cochrane activities.  The series is managed by Cochrane’s Learning and Support Department. You can learn what topics are planned, watch videos of past webinars and find…
  • Remembering Andrew Herxheimer
    Reposted, with permission, from Cochrane Methods. It was with deep sadness that the Cochrane Adverse Effects Methods Group said goodbye to Andrew Herxheimer, a founding member of The Cochrane Collaboration and the Adverse Effects Methods Group. If it had not been for Andrew, the Adverse Effects Methods Group would never have existed.…
  • Colorectal Cancer Group seeks experienced editors
    The Colorectal Cancer Group (CRCG) is seeking new editors to join its Editorial Board. Applicants should have broad methodological experience and expertise, including in the application of the GRADE process for evaluating certainty in relation to a body of evidence. Experience, knowledge and skills relating to gastrointestinal surgery or oncology…
  • Cochrane consultation on governance reform: deadline 18 March
    Final call for first round of feedback: submit by Friday 18 March The Cochrane Steering Group has announced a proposal for the transition to a new governance structure for Cochrane, including a transition from the Steering Group structure to a new Cochrane Governing Board. This proposal arises from a review of governance that the Steering Group…
  • Apply to the Cochrane Review Support Programme
    We are pleased to announce that the second funding round of a one-year pilot of the Cochrane Review Support Programme is now open. Key features of the programme: All Cochrane Review Groups may apply for the awards. Groups may nominate no more than two titles – either new reviews or review updates – from the November 2015 revision of the…
  • Cochrane editors discuss the results of a recent review
    Ovarian cancer is the seventh-most common cancer in women worldwide and has poor survival rates largely attributed to late-stage presentation. Women who have a suspicious ovarian mass without obvious disease outside of the ovary usually require surgery for diagnosis and staging. A new Cochrane Review provides crucial evidence on the accuracy of…
  • Cochrane Priority Reviews list: framework revision 2016
    In January 2015 the Cochrane Priority Reviews List was launched, and has become a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s attempt to identify titles that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. Cochrane-wide prioritisation remains an important project and has been included in the…
  • Cochrane ‘Trials Search Coordinators’ are now ‘Information Specialists’
    Following consultation with current Trials Search Coordinators (TSCs), the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) has approved the TSCs’ recommendation that their title be changed to ‘Information Specialist’ and the title of Assistant Trials Search Coordinator be changed to ‘Assistant Information Specialist’. As the job title of TSC is not used outside…
  •  Health Field and the Cochrane Policy College cease operations
    The Cochrane Justice Health Field and the Cochrane Policy College have ceased operations effective 4 March 2016. 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…
  • Seoul Colloquium call for abstracts and workshops now open
    It’s time to write up those research projects and tell the world about all the exciting things you’ve been doing. The call for abstracts and workshops for this year’s Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul is now open. We invite submissions on a wide range of topics relating to systematic reviews, evidence synthesis, evidence-based health care, and the work…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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 cochrane.org with our new organizational logo and branding; following that, 130+ Cochrane Groups went…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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