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  • Data being filtered in a funnel
    The efficient retrieval of evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is core to Cochrane's work. Cochrane developed its own search filters to identify reports of RCTs in 1994 (updated most recently in 2008). These search filters, published in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, are widely used across Cochrane and…
    October 8 2020
  • Do you know whether Cochrane is making a difference? What we heard and what’s happening next!
    Karen Head is writing on behalf of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Evaluation Working Group. The working group is made up of people across Review Groups, Fields, Geographic Groups and the Central Executive Team. In 2020 the working group has been finding out how to support Cochrane Groups that want to evaluate their knowledge translation work.…
    October 7 2020
  • Choosing images for sharing evidence: new guidance from Cochrane
    In this blog, Cochrane UK’s Knowledge Brokers, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, introduce new guidance for anyone who needs to choose images for a dissemination product based on any Cochrane Review, which may also be helpful for others interested in image selection, and reflect on what they’ve learned along the way. In this blog, we highlight a…
    October 5 2020
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    The abstracts that were originally submitted for presentation at the Cochrane Colloquium that was planned to take place in Toronto, Canada, on 4-7 October 2020 are now available in a special Supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. In May 2020, as a result of the continuing spread and impact of COVID-19, Cochrane’s Governing…
    October 1 2020
  • A panel of Cochrane people sit in a row speaking about evidence
    Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 3 of Strategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane the ‘home of evidence…
    October 1 2020
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    Learn about Knowledge Translation in Cochrane with the launch of the KT online learning module! Blog author Karen Head is the Cochrane Knowledge Translation Project Manager and a Cochrane author. She works to support KT projects and help share learnings about knowledge translation across Cochrane. As someone who is more used to conducting meta-…
    September 28 2020
  • A group of people work together during a workshop
    Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 2 of Strategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane evidence accessible…
    September 21 2020
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    Cochrane is pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Conflict of Interest Panel. This independent panel  will work with Cochrane’s Research Integrity Team to arbitrate on potential breaches of the Cochrane Conflict of Interest Policy for Cochrane Library Content and provide general guidance on how the policy should be applied. The new…
    September 21 2020
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    Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 1 of Strategy to 2020 gets to the heart of Cochrane’s work: To produce high…
    September 10 2020
  • A woman with a head scarf and a yellow sweater works on a computer
    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…
    September 10 2020
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    The Author Representatives on the Cochrane Council invite you to join the new Cochrane Author Panel. Authors of Cochrane Reviews or Protocols can join and will have the opportunity to input into the organisation’s strategic decision-making, through the Author Representatives. Members of the Author Panel will input on relevant decisions to be made…
    September 7 2020
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    Would you like guidance on your Cochrane knowledge translation (KT) project or activity? Are you keen to share your KT experience and learnings with others? We are pleased to announce that the Cochrane KT mentoring Scheme is now open for new mentors and mentees until 30th September 2020. The mentoring scheme aims to connect people who are…
    September 1 2020
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    The agenda for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on September 1st is now available to view online, for information only. Cochrane's governing body is the Governing Board. The Board is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Cochrane’s strategic direction. If you would like to comment on an item you can contact…
    August 28 2020
  • Cochrane Awards and Prizes
    REMINDER, DEADLINE EXTENDED: now extended to 31 August 2020 Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. Submit your…
    August 26 2020
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    Dear Cochrane Members, Thank you to those of you who voted in the recent election for new members of the Cochrane Governing Board. Over 1,000 votes were cast. We’re delighted to announce that the following two candidates have been elected: Juan Franco (Argentina) Tamara Kredo (South Africa) Thank you to all the candidates who stood in this…
    August 24 2020
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    Soumitra S Datta and Ajit Kumar are both child psychiatrists and Cochrane reviewers for more than 15 years with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Rajendrani Mukherjee is a professional illustrator. Anisha Basu is passionate about art and is in her first year of medical school. Saranya Banerjee and Rhea Daruvala are both clinical psychologists.…
    August 21 2020
  • Call for submissions for a COVID-19 supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Cochrane's Editor in Chief invites members of Cochrane groups to submit a Short Report on their editorial or methods initiatives related to the COVID-19 response, including ongoing work and future preparedness. Accepted reports will be published as part of a special COVID-19 Supplement in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We aim to…
    August 21 2020
  • A woman looks at a computer with graphs and three other people on a conference call on the screen
    Since March this year, Cochrane has undertaken a variety of work to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Our efforts have been collaborative and innovative involving members and contributors across our global organization. We have challenged and adapted the way we work to produce a range of resources and important…
    August 21 2020
  • A microphone in the foreground with a blurred background
    Cochrane’s Governing Board has approved a revised version of its organizational Spokesperson Policy. The revised Policy, which takes effect from September 1st 2020, follows an in-depth review, including wide consultation with the global Cochrane community. Most Cochrane members and supporters have multiple affiliations: to their employers,…
    August 13 2020
  • Cochrane Dissemination Fellows – Promoting Cochrane Evidence to the Right Audience
    The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group (CARG) strongly believes that research does not finish when a paper is published and that without an audience engaging with a review then this amounts to research waste.  Getting evidence into practice must therefore be a key aim - not only by disseminating reviews already produced, but also engaging with…
    August 13 2020
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