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  • 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
  • Webinar - Introduction to new Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Version 6)
    The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is the official guide that describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions. On 29 January, Cochrane Training will be hosting a free webinar to introduce the upcoming version of the Handbook to the…
    January 15 2019
  •  'Cochrane is thriving'
    David Tovey, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, responds to a recent article in The BMJ, 'Has Cochrane lost its way?' David Tovey states that; "Cochrane is at its most effective when it adheres to its 10 key principles, which promote a culture that is open, diverse, inclusive and outwards facing, a community that is vibrant and…
    January 15 2019
  • Call for 'Expressions of Interest' to Join the Cochrane US Network now open
    Following consultations in September and October 2018, Cochrane has decided to establish a Cochrane US Network. This US wide Network aims to engage institutions and organizations involved in evidence-informed health care in the US. The call for ‘Expressions of Interest’ to join the Cochrane US Network is now open. This call invites US-based…
    January 14 2019
  • Cochrane Governing Board meeting minutes
    The minutes from the Governing Board’s meeting in Edinburgh,UK, September 2018, are now available. Governing Board members are Cochrane’s directors and trustees, and are elected to direct the strategy and policies of the organization. Questions about the minutes can be sent to admin@cochrane.org. Additional resources: Agenda and open access…
    January 8 2019
  • Working with national guideline developers to help them develop and adapt evidence-based guidelines
    We recognize the work of Cochrane Nigeria who are supporting national guideline development groups in using Cochrane evidence to develop evidence-based guidelines and to be able to adapt existing guidelines to the Nigerian context. Cochrane Nigeria has been developing skills in how to appraise and adapt existing guidelines using the AGREE II…
    December 27 2018
  • Long-term Conditions and Ageing Network 2 Renamed
    Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the ‘Long-Term Conditions and Ageing 2’ Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the ‘Musculoskeletal, Oral Skin and Sensory’ (MOSS) Network.  This consultation process started with a face-to-face network meeting in September 2019 at…
    December 19 2018
  • Cochrane Crowd’s Mexican challenge breaks all previous records
    If you’ve been following Cochrane Crowd’s activities, hold onto your hats! Our latest challenge held in partnership with the Cochrane Associated Centre at Sinaloa’s Pediatric Hospital (Mexico) and the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico) was a roaring success, breaking all previously held challenge records. Over three days from Dec 5-8, 738…
    December 17 2018
  • Knowledge Translation in Cochrane is delighted to share with this request for proposal for the project to agree a set of ‘principles for dissemination’
    Knowledge Translation in Cochrane is delighted to share this request for proposal for the project to agree a set of ‘principles for dissemination’ and to develop practical tools in order to improve the quality of Cochrane’s dissemination products. This new and exciting opportunity is a commissioned piece of work open to the Cochrane community and…
    December 14 2018
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