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  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences For workshops and courses, please see the Training site listing.  To have your non-training event listed here or to let us know about a conference you are attending, please let Sabrina Khamissa know at skhamissa@cochrane.org   12th Croatian Cochrane SymposiumDate: September 3, 2020Location…
    June 1 2020
  • Tender and Funding Round-Up
    A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month. Additional funding resources    Coronavirus Funding Monitor General Information: A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial…
    June 1 2020
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    Cochrane is beginning a 12-month project to standardize and simplify its Plain Language Summaries Plain Language Summaries (PLSs) are the key dissemination product for each Cochrane Review. They are freely available on Cochrane.org and on the Cochrane Library, and often are the first point of contact health decision-makers have with Cochrane and…
    May 18 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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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, I am writing to tell you about Cochrane’s COVID-19 response work this week, May 25-29. You can find full information about the work Cochrane is doing on Cochrane.org. Free access to Cochrane’s COVID-19 pandemic resources has been guaranteed. This includes those published to date -- including 6 Special…
    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
  • Working from home
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the Cochrane community have moved to remote and flexible working. Here they share pictures of their new work situations. Cochrane is a formidable global community of supporters and members, and now, more than ever, our values of connection, community and collaboration hold us together. We have set-up Slack…
    May 12 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
  • Survey round-up
      A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month.     Title: Use of LILACS in Systematic reviewsGeneral information: The objective of this survey is to collect information that would allow us to understand the perspective and…
    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
  • Cochrane Awards and Prizes
    Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. Submit your nominations by 11 July 2020 To find out more about each prize…
    April 23 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 1, 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
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