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    A recent observational study found that the Students 4 Best Evidence blog can be used as a clinical practice competences educational tool for students. Chiara Arienti, Cochrane Rehabilitation Coordinator and lead author, shares how this study came about and more on what it found.  In 2017, during my abroad experience in Oxford, as PhD student of…
    November 9 2020
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    The Cochrane Insurance Medicine Field has recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.  In this Cochrane Community blog, Adrian Verbel, Cochrane Insurance Medicine Coordinator talk about the successes and challenges of the past five years, their KT strategy, working in collaboration with partners and other Cochrane Group, and their plans for the…
    November 9 2020
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    Dear Community Colleagues,    As a result of the continued spread and impact of COVID-19 and ongoing travel restrictions being placed upon our Group staff and delegates across the world, Cochrane’s Governing Board have taken the decision that next year’s annual Governance Meetings will be held virtually in late March, 2021.   We were planning to…
    October 30 2020
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    2020 is going to be a year none of us will forget. COVID-19 has had such a significant impact on all our lives. Like us, probably your home and work lives have had major disruptions and changes over the last few months. We hope you, your families and colleagues are well and safe.  Despite these significant disruptions, the Cochrane Community has…
    October 30 2020
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    Cochrane is delighted to announce today that Editorial Manager from Aries Systems has been selected as the provider for its future Editorial Management System (EMS).    After many months of consultation and a rigorous tender process, Editorial Manager has been chosen to provide Cochrane editors and authors with an EMS that will improve the…
    October 28 2020
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    The KT online learning module is freely accessible to everyone, you just need to log in with a Cochrane account (free to register) and should take about 1 hour to complete. We have recently launched a new online learning module to explore what KT means in Cochrane.  Here are five things which you could do with the learning module: •    Work…
    October 27 2020
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    Information specialists within Cochrane generally work with their review authors and editorial staff, but rarely have a chance to work with another information specialist to produce a search strategy, or to collaborate on a review. Samantha (Sam) Cox (Information Specialist at Cochrane ENT) and Anne Littlewood (Information Specialist at Cochrane…
    October 23 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 4 of Strategy to 2020 challenged us to be a diverse, inclusive, and…
    October 15 2020
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    Cochrane is pleased to announce that our revised Conflict of Interest Policy for Cochrane Library Content has taken effect as of today, October 14, 2020.  The revised Policy now applies to all reviews registered from today and to any updates where work began after today. A Conflict of Interest portal has been set up at http://conflictofinterest.…
    October 14 2020
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    Cochrane Rehabilitation, one of 13 Cochrane Fields, has recently published details of its communication strategy in an article in the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dedicated to knowledge translation related to rehabilitation evidence and evidence-based rehabilitation practice, Cochrane Rehabilitation has organized five…
    October 13 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…
    October 10 2020
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    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
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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 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
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