Cochrane is a global community of over 11,000 members and 68,000 supporters from more than 130 countries. We are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, and others passionate about improving health outcomes.
The Governing Board is very pleased to announce the launch of three new organizational policies to support everyone…
December 12 2019
In 2014 Cochrane called for proposals for ‘Game Changer Initiatives’, ambitious projects to improve how we do business and enable our vision of ‘a world of improved health’.
Project Transform was funded by Cochrane and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council as part of this initiative. As the Final Report describes, Project…
December 10 2019
The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on 12 December 2019 are 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.
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December 9 2019
Many thanks to those who attended Cochrane’s first Annual General Meeting online. Over 200 participants joined from Cochrane’s head office in London, individually online, and in groups from Germany, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
All Resolutions proposed at the meeting were passed by the members. The record of votes is available here.…
December 9 2019
All content remains freely available on the Colloquium website and open to the entire Cochrane Community of members and supporters!
Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. The…
December 6 2019
Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser became the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library in June. Karla replaced Dr. David Tovey, who stepped down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service.
Learn more about Karla's story and her journey through Cochrane since 1995 in the video below;
Karla Soares-Weiser was born in…
December 5 2019
Update to Subheadings in RevMan Web: Addition of 'Summary of findings and assessment of the certainty of the evidence'
We will be adding in a new subheading to the Methods section where people will describe their approach to rating the certainty of the evidence and preparing Summary of Findings tables. Given the importance of describing GRADE…
December 3 2019
Watch videos of Cochrane groups from different parts of the world who tell us how they contribute to Cochrane in their countries and languages.
Only about 6% of the world’s population are native English speakers, while 75% of people don’t speak English at all.
Many people do not have access to high quality health information, because it is not…
December 3 2019
Welcome to Cochrane’s first ever Virtual Colloquium, #CochraneSantiago!
We are delighted to see everyone’s hard work for this Colloquium on display and we look forward to engaging with all of you in this new Colloquium format.
Friday's Content - Looking forward
Today we look ahead to 2020, the ways to get involved in Cochrane, and what the…
December 2 2019
It’s only a few days away - Virtual #CochraneSantiago
Next week is our first Virtual Colloquium and we are delighted to showcase the fabulous work of hundreds of Cochrane contributors.
We look forward to welcoming you Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December and here’s more information on how you can take part and hopefully answer some of your…
November 27 2019
The 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Cochrane members has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 5 December, 09:00-10:00 AM GMT.
The AGM is an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you, the members, about the management of the charity. It also provides you with an opportunity…
November 22 2019
All content will be freely available on the Colloquium website and open to the entire Cochrane Community of members and supporters!
Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. We…
November 21 2019
Cochrane Crowd are running a citation screening challenge to coincide with the Virtual Cochrane Santiago Colloquium! Help Cochrane Crowd reach 48,000 classifications in 48 hours and be amongst the first to try out the all new, shiny CINAHL task! Details on this and how to join in below.
When is it running?
Start: Wednesday 4th December at 11:…
November 13 2019
We are delighted to announce our plans for Cochrane’s Virtual #CochraneSantiago which will be held online from 2-6 December 2019 and open to ALL Cochrane members and supporters.
Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to…
November 12 2019
While the Cochrane Colloquium didn’t go ahead as planned, the Cochrane Crowd Colloquium Challenge went ahead and gave us all a chance to come together, albeit virtually. As you can see in our promotional image, we’d set our target at 20,000 classifications across 48 hours.
And guess what happened? We actually reached three times that amount!…
November 11 2019
Do you have an innovative idea to engage with or involve healthcare consumers? Submit your proposal to the Challenge Fund for one of four awards worth £2,500 each
As part of the Cochrane Consumer Network’s Delivery Plan (Priority 2.2 to develop the role of Cochrane Geographic Groups in supporting consumer involvement) a Challenge Fund has been…
October 31 2019
Due to widespread violence and civil unrest in Santiago, Chile, this year’s Cochrane’s Colloquium was cancelled on Sunday 20 October 2019.
Our annual event would have featured a four-day wide-reaching scientific programme entitled ‘Embracing Diversity’ as well as a Gala Dinner open to all delegates on Thursday 24th October. Due to the…
October 31 2019
The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The winner then designates the cash award to assist a woman from a low-resource setting with her Cochrane activities. Here the winner of the 2018 cash award reports back…
October 30 2019
William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat contradictory responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and…
October 29 2019
Dear Cochrane community,
Last week the unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to the cancellation of the physical gathering of Cochrane's annual Colloquium. Whilst it has caused huge disappointment and inconvenience for hundreds of Colloquium delegates, we have been impressed by the generosity and perseverance to make the…
October 28 2019