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  • Cochrane Blog: Involving stakeholders in Cochrane Review screening
    Bronwen Merner, Dianne Lowe, Louisa Walsh and Sophie Hill from Cochrane Consumers and Communication and stakeholder panel members, Anne Mussared and Cheryl Wardrope share their top tips for involving stakeholders in Cochrane Review screening. Stakeholder involvement in health research, including Cochrane Reviews, is beneficial in improving…
    February 27 2019
  • Identifying and charting the impact of Cochrane evidence – the example of the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines
    'Cochrane at the WHO' is a blog series that highlights the partnership between Cochrane and the World Health Organization. If you would like to share a story about how your Cochrane Group is working with WHO, please contact Emma Thompson, Advocacy and Partnership Officer. In this blog post Emma Carter, Selena Ryan-Vig, and Anne Eisinga from…
    February 25 2019
  • Medizin-Transparent: 1.5 million website visits in 2018
    Julia Harlfinger works as medical editor and research associate for Cochrane Austria at the Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Danube University Krems. Her academic background is in public health, biology and science communication. Here, she shares information about their website that provides health information to…
    February 21 2019
  • CRG Networks Innovation Fund 2019
    DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 10 APRIL Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the launch of the CRG Networks Innovation Fund. The fund aims to support review production and/or editorial procedures that lead to harmonization of processes and improvements in content or quality across the CRG Networks and the Cochrane Library. Key features of…
    February 21 2019
  • Cochrane Governing Board meeting minutes from the teleconference in December 2018, now available
    The minutes from the Governing Board’s teleconference, December 2018, are now available view online, for information only. Governing Board members are Cochrane’s directors and trustees, and are elected to direct the strategy and policies of the organisation. Questions about the minutes can be sent to GoverningBoardSecretary@cochrane.org  
    February 21 2019
  • 2019 Targets and Plan & Budget to meet Strategy to 2020 Goals and Objectives
    The Governing Board has approved the proposed organizational Targets for 2019 in support of Strategy to 2020. These are prioritized projects and initiatives that are delivered by Cochrane Groups and the Central Executive Team, supported by core and Group funding. In 2019, Cochrane Groups and the Central Executive Team plan to : Achieve the…
    February 21 2019
  • New Knowledge Translation resources NOW available on Cochrane’s training website
    We are delighted to announce NEW resources freely available on Cochrane’s Knowledge Translations resources website: KT Glossary: A handy plain language glossary of commonly used KT terms; Buffer.com video: this short video, prepared from Cochrane UK, explains how to use Buffer.com, an easy-to-use tool to manage multiple Cochrane social media…
    February 21 2019
  • Cochrane International Mobility Programme
    In 2017 Cochrane Sweden started the Cochrane International Mobility Programme to promote training periods at Cochrane Centre’s in other countries. Modelled on the European student exchange program, Erasmus, the scheme being trialed is global with opportunities across the Cochrane Network. The original aim was for the scheme to be for students, but…
    February 19 2019
  • Register before the 12 July 2019
    We are delighted to announce that sponsored registration for one person from each Cochrane Group to attend the 26th Annual Cochrane Colloquium in Santiago, Chile (22-25 October 2019) is now open. This opportunity is open to any Cochrane member within a Cochrane Group, be that a Cochrane Review Group, geographic Group of Field.  Sponsored Group…
    February 13 2019
  • Cochrane’s Governing Board is seeking to appoint a new member – February 2019
    New member is sought from a low- or middle-income country, and/ or from a geographical region that is different from that of the current Trustees. Cochrane is looking for an experienced person with a strong interest in the work of Cochrane, a belief in its power to improve healthcare decision making worldwide, and the ability to provide strategic…
    February 13 2019
  • Re-appointment of Board Members
    At its recent meeting in London, at the end of January 2019, the Governing Board (Cochrane’s ‘Trustees’) voted unanimously to re-appoint Rae Lamb and Catherine Marshall as Trustees. Elected and Appointed Board Members: Members of the Board are a mix of elected members (who must be Cochrane Members) and appointed members who aim to bring an…
    February 13 2019
  • Governing Board Meeting January 2019: a summary for the Cochrane Community from the Trustees
    Cochrane’s Governing Board (its ‘Trustees’), including our four new members elected in December, met in London on 19 to 20 January 2019. The day before the meeting the new Board members met with the Co-Chairs for a comprehensive induction and briefing session. This provided an atmosphere for a frank face-to-face discussion and sharing of…
    February 13 2019
  • Register before 25 July 2019 and get discounted rate
    Register before 25 July 2019 to receive discounted rate. This year the 26th Cochrane Colloquium will take place at CasaPiedra in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile, 22-25 October 2019. The theme of the Colloquium is 'Embracing diversity', recognizing Cochrane as a truly global independent community, addressing relevant health questions from…
    February 11 2019
  • online resource
    We are pleased to announce the launch of Editorial Essentials. To support our high quality editorial processes, we need those working in editorial roles to have access to training and support that allows them to undertake their role to a high standard. It is against this backdrop that we have developed Editorial Essentials - a new online resource…
    February 6 2019
  • New Cochrane-Wikipedia Project Page to facilitate sharing evidence on Wikipedia
    World-wide, over 10 million people per day access health-related information on Wikipedia. By participating in the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative we work together as a community to ensure that the health content being read on Wikipedia is reliable and unbiased. How to get involved?  Cochrane has a new project page that includes an updated list of…
    February 5 2019
  • Upcoming changes in RevMan Web:
    The labels Comparison and Outcome under Analyses in RevMan Web will be changing to Analysis Group and Analysis. The new labels are more generic to cover the broad usage of the existing labels Outcome and Comparison. Renaming Outcome to Analysis also aligns with the Cochrane Handbook and the Cochrane Library. In most reviews, Analysis Groups will…
    February 1 2019
  • Meeting our Mission
    ‘Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020. We want individuals around the world to enjoy ‘Better Health’ because high-quality, relevant, accessible Cochrane evidence is changing decision making and improving health outcomes. Every Cochrane collaborator volunteering their time and…
    January 31 2019
  • Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Gerd Antes for leadership of Cochrane Germany
    After leading Cochrane Germany for over 20 years, Professor Gerd Antes has stepped down as Director. Gerd has focused his career on contributing to evidence-based medicine in Germany. While working on developing Cochrane Germany, he was also one of the founders of the German Network for Evidence Based Medicine. A recurrent theme during all these…
    January 30 2019
  • Using social media platforms to disseminate Cochrane evidence in China
    Cochrane’s simplified Chinese multi-lingual team share the secret of their social media success with WeChat in this Cochrane Community blog post. WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app. It was first released in 2011, and by 2018 it was one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps, with over 1…
    January 28 2019
  • Upcoming 2020 and 2021 Governance Meetings Dates and Locations
    Cochrane’s Governance Meetings take place in March/April every year. They are an exciting opportunity for Cochrane's Boards and Executives to meet and agree the organization's strategic and operational plans and priorities.  Each year they are hosted by a different Cochrane Group based in Europe or other easily accessible locations for the…
    January 16 2019
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