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  • 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: NIHR Open CallsGeneral information: Number of Calls HTA Mental Health Themed Call (evidence synthesis) Closing date: 29 August 2018.…
    August 3 2018
  • 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. Testing the AGREE-REX ToolGeneral information: Contribute your knowledge to help develop the next generation of practice guideline appraisalWho is running the survey: The AGREE…
    August 3 2018
  • Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across the US
    Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within the US. An internal review of Cochrane’s structures carried out in 2016 highlighted that a single Center approach for a country the size of the US has many limitations, and that a Network of multiple groups based across the country is a better model to…
    August 2 2018
  • Priority Cochrane Review on consumer engagement taking shape
    Cochrane Review on methods of consumer engagement in health is being updated That patients, families, their representatives and the broader public (collectively, ‘consumers’) should be actively involved, or engaged, in all levels of healthcare policy, research and services is an idea that has well and truly arrived. Amongst the explosion of…
    August 2 2018
  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care ddresses the gap in knowledge on chronic pain in childhood
    Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward. On July 12th at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain. Clinicians, researchers,…
    August 2 2018
  • Cochrane Community mourns the loss of Professor Bongani Mayosi
    Re-posted from Cochrane South Africa Professor Bongani Mayosi, one of the world’s top cardiologist, passed away on 27 July 2018. Professor Mayosi was a member of the Advisory Board of Cochrane South Africa for many years and served as the chair from 2007 to 2009. He was a strong proponent of the work done by Cochrane and co-authored three…
    August 1 2018
  • Innovative Global Data-Sharing Platform Vivli Launches
    Leading institutions, including Cochrane, sign on to international platform which aims to accelerate medical research The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a novel data-sharing and analytics platform to help researchers move faster toward new treatments and cures. This innovative platform makes it easy for researchers worldwide to discover,…
    August 1 2018
  • Enhanced Cochrane Library platform coming soon!
    Dear Cochrane Community colleagues, I am delighted to inform you that the redesigned and enhanced Cochrane Library will launch on Tuesday, 7 August 2018. Our colleagues at Wiley are communicating this news direct to customers separately and have also contacted users who have saved searches. To ensure the transition process to the new publishing…
    August 1 2018
  • Case study: A Targeted Update commissioned by an HTA agency produced within 9 weeks with support from a CRG
    Targeted Updates aim to provide policy-makers, in particular guideline developers, with up-to-date information from Cochrane Reviews, tailored to their needs and working to a fast timeline.  Targeted Updates use Cochrane Reviews as their foundation, but focus on updating selected comparisons and outcomes, working in close consultation with the…
    August 1 2018
  • Improving the quality of Wikipedia articles using Cochrane evidence
    Jennifer Dawson works with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Department as a Wikipedia Consultant. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. This blog post shares two strategies…
    July 25 2018
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