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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   Cochrane Colombia Launch EventDate: 4-5 Mar 2019Location:…
    February 1 2019
  • 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  Name of funding opportunity: AHRG (NIH)Who should apply: Relevant Cochrane GroupsGeneral information: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program is offering amounts of 100,…
    February 1 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
  • 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: Cochrane Conflicts of Interest Survey General information: Cochrane is currently revising its existing Commercial Sponsorship Policy to improve clarity, transparency, address…
    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
  • Cochrane Governing Board agenda and open access papers available
    The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board meeting in London, UK on 19-20 January 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. If you would like to…
    January 18 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
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