The 2018 Journal Citation Report has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.755. This is an increase on the 2017 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.754.This means that, in 2018, a Cochrane Review was cited on average, once every…
June 20 2019
Dear Cochrane Members,
The Cochrane Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making.
We are delighted to announce that Stefano Negrini has been elected as a Field representative on the Cochrane Council alongside Craig Lockwood, who is also the Council Co-Chair. Stefano…
June 19 2019
Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.
In this short film we focus on the Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems Network. This film introduces the…
June 18 2019
Cochrane’s Membership, Learning and Support Services (MLSS) are evaluating our suite of online learning modules on conducting an intervention review, Cochrane Interactive Learning. We are keen to learn about your experience of using the modules; whether that is as an Author learner yourself, by way of support that you provide others as an Editor…
June 17 2019
Cochrane is proud announce final scientific programme for the Santiago Colloquium, October 22-25, 2019. The Cochrane Colloquium, Cochrane’s flagship annual event, will highlight this year’s theme of ‘Embracing Diversity’.Cochrane Chile is proud to announce that the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium scientific program is finalized! This year’s…
June 14 2019
The Cochrane Priority Reviews List is a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s attempt to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added.
Some of the titles on the list are open to new…
June 14 2019
The CRG Networks Innovation Fund was launched earlier this year and here Tarang Sharma, Editorial Officer for the CRG transformation highlights its aims, the process and the successful applications.
The Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks have published their strategic plans, which identifies their individual priorities and goals to guide their…
June 11 2019
Together with support from the Umbria Region Health Authority, Perugia, Italy, Cochrane’s Neurological Sciences Field is organizing a four-day Summer School 10-13 September 2019.
The residential course targeted to young physicians and trainees interested in cerebrovascular diseases, aims to present, discuss and appraise key methodological issues…
June 10 2019
In this short film, created at the 2019 Cochrane Governance Meetings, we introduce the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network.
Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most…
June 10 2019
Welcome to our new TaskExchange Champs series, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform.
This month our TaskExchange Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily, chatted to PhD student and TaskExchange helper Stephana.
Name: Stephana Cherak (on twitter @sjcherak)Age:…
June 7 2019
Martin Burton has been re-appointed as Co-Chair of the Governing Board for another year, until 31 August 2020. Marguerite Koster will be stepping down as Co-Chair on 31 August 2019 due to increased commitments in her job at Kaiser Permanente, in California. However, she will remain a member of the Board.
To replace Marguerite from 1 September…
June 6 2019
Nominations are now open for Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board – we welcome you to apply!
The deadline for receiving nominations is the end of the day on Sunday 30 June in any time zone.
The Board has two Co-Chairs, to share workload, utilize complementary skills and experience, and permit continuity through the Co-Chairs stepping down at…
June 6 2019
Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020 that aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Here’s a look back at some key highlights of our work in the first quarter of 2019, from January to March.
Cochrane began preparations for its…
June 5 2019
New guidance to making Cochrane blogshots is now available, comprising a quick checklist and a detailed document with examples. Cochrane UK Knowledge Broker, Sarah Chapman, who has helped produce the document, explains how this has come about.
At Cochrane UK, we first experimented with blogshots four years ago and have been making and sharing…
June 4 2019
We are excited to launch the 2019 Cochrane Author Experience Survey! If you are an author of a published Cochrane Review then please complete this important survey.
Cochrane aspires to have an excellent author experience made up of efficient editorial processes, high quality learning and leading technology. We have invested significantly in all…
June 3 2019
Stipend applications closing Monday 10 June
A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Santiago 2019.
The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible) are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated…
June 3 2019
This Friday (31st May, 2019) will mark my final day as your Editor in Chief. I want to express my gratitude to you all for your forbearance, support, challenge and friendship over these past 10 years. Believe me when I say that having the privilege of serving you all has been the highlight of my working life. Life has never been easy, but I have…
May 30 2019
We are delighted to announce that Dr Christopher Bunt, MD, FAAFP has been appointed as the inaugural Editor in Chief of Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs), reporting to Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of Cochrane. Chris has been a practicing Family Medicine physician in the US since 2004 and has recently added Medical Acupuncture to his…
May 24 2019
The Cochrane Rapid Review Methods Group is leading an important piece of methodological research and need your help.
Does it make a difference whether abstracts are screened by one or two people to find relevant studies for a systematic review? How many relevant studies will be missed when abstracts are reviewed by only one person? Can the…
May 23 2019
Bill Silverman Prize
The Bill Silverman Prize is offered annually and explicitly acknowledges Cochrane's value of criticism, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions. The …
May 20 2019