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  • Welcome to GES Prague 2021
    Following the success of the inaugural Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town in 2017, we are delighted to welcome you on behalf of the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation and Masaryk University, to the 2021 Global Evidence Summit in Prague. We hope you will join us from 5-8 October 2021 at the O2 universum…
    June 18 2020
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    A Message from the Governing Board Co-chairs, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief We are delighted to publish Cochrane’s 2019 Annual Review, entitled: ‘Embracing Diversity’. As we celebrate 12 months of achievements and reflect on the global expansion and increasing impact of Cochrane’s work, and the growing diversity of our organization…
    June 17 2020
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    Cochrane has introduced a new Research Integrity team in the Editorial & Methods Department. The team comprises four members and represents a significantly increased investment in promoting Research Integrity in Cochrane. The Research Integrity Editor, Stephanie Boughton The Senior Research Integrity Editor, Lisa Bero The EMD Senior…
    June 15 2020
  • Using the power of networking to improve the quality of search strategies in Cochrane reviews
    Anne Littlewood (Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive), Robin Featherstone (Information Specialist, Cochrane Editorial and Methods Department) The purpose of the Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive (CIS Exec) is to provide advice on policy and issues related to the role of the Cochrane Information Specialist. To that end, the CIS…
    May 18 2020
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    Sign up to help with tasks related to Cochrane COVID-19 work by filling out this survey Many members of the Cochrane community have reached out wishing to engage in our efforts to respond to the global pandemic. For groups wishing to undertake COVID-related reviews, please see these frequently asked questions for guidance about the process.…
    May 15 2020
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    The Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Howe as Co-Chair and Karen Kelly as a new member Governing Board Co-Chair: Tracey Howe Cochrane’s Governing Board has appointed Professor Tracey Howe as its new Co-Chair from 1st September 2020.  She will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Catherine Marshall, and replace Martin…
    May 14 2020
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    RevMan Web is Cochrane’s online review-writing platform. It is available for use by all authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews of interventions. One benefit of RevMan Web is that it is constantly being updated with new features for making writing systematic reviews easier and more efficient.  This collection explores different features in RevMan…
    May 11 2020
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    RevMan Web is Cochrane’s online review-writing platform. It is available for use by all authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews of interventions. One benefit of RevMan Web is that it is constantly being updated with new features for making writing systematic reviews easier and more efficient. Conducting sensitivity analysis is a key part of…
    May 11 2020
  • It is with deep disappointment and regret that we are cancelling the 2020 Colloquium
    Dear Cochrane Colloquium colleagues and friends,   It is with the deepest disappointment and regret that I have to inform you that as a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, Cochrane’s 27th Colloquium in Toronto, Canada, between 4-7th October this year has been cancelled.    Cochrane’s…
    May 4 2020
  • Cochrane Governing Board agenda and open access papers available - April 2020
    The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on April 29th 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.  If you would like to comment on an…
    April 29 2020
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    Cochrane Library Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser and Toby Lasserson, presented to a large group of international journalists as part of the Wiley Science Talks webinar series on April 27. This webinar series, supported by the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists,…
    April 29 2020
  • Be part of the COVID-19 consumer rapid response group
    Are you interested in helping to shape Cochrane evidence related to COVID-19, and to help make it accessible to the public? We are forming a group of patients and carers who are able to take on tasks at short notice to help contribute to Cochrane’s rapid review work, and more. Cochrane responds to the COVID-19 As part of our response to the…
    April 27 2020
  • NIHR Complex Reviews Unit to provide support for Cochrane COVID-19 work
    The NIHR Complex Reviews Unit (CRSU) has offered to provide advice and analytical support for COVID-19 related evidence synthesis, in whatever way Cochrane authors consider appropriate, including support for Rapid Reviews and Living Systematic Reviews. Expertise within the CRSU include: Diagnostic test accuracy  reviews Network meta-analysis…
    April 22 2020
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    Cochrane TaskExchange, an open, online platform for hosting and completing research tasks, has launched three new and important updates. The features were informed by a user research project run in 2019, and are based on the TaskExchange community's feedback and suggestions. At this time of global uncertainty, with most people in some form of…
    April 21 2020
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    Cochrane has launched a new online learning module on Synthesis Without Meta-analysis (SWiM) reporting guidelines. Designed for systematic review authors or readers, the module provides training on the nine SWiM items to improve the transparent reporting of synthesis of intervention effects when the synthesis does not use meta-analysis of…
    April 16 2020
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    The revised policy, which we plan to implement on October 14, 2020, includes stricter rules for financial interests and the consideration of non-financial interests.  Cochrane is proud to release its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key…
    April 14 2020
  • Cochrane Governing Board agenda and open access papers available - April 2020
    The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board teleconference on 30-31 March and 1st of April  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. If you would like…
    April 6 2020
  • Do you want to lead Cochrane from 2020 onwards?
    The nomination period for a new Co-Chair of the Governing Board is still open until Tuesday 14th April 2020 in any timezone. If you hold, or have held, some kind of leadership position in Cochrane you are invited to apply. The Board has two Co-Chairs, to share workload, utilize complementary skills and experience, and permit continuity through…
    April 2 2020
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    RevMan Web is Cochrane’s online review-writing platform. It is available for use by all authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews of interventions. One benefit of RevMan Web is that it is constantly being updated with new features for making writing systematic reviews easier and more efficient.  The Validation Report in RevMan Web helps authors…
    March 30 2020
  • The 27th Cochrane Colloquium, Toronto 2020 invites submissions for abstracts
    FURTHER EXTENSION: The deadline for abstract submissions is now 23.59 UTC, 6 April 2020 Dear Community Colleagues,   As a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, we wanted to update you with important news and information regarding Cochrane’s 27th annual Colloquium in Toronto, 4-7th October,…
    March 24 2020
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