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  • Summary of the Governing Board and Council meetings - May 2022
    Since the start of the year, the Governing Board and Council have each been holding monthly meetings by videoconference. These alternate between meetings with formal agendas; and ‘agenda-less’ meetings, which provide space for more informal, free-flowing discussions that can be difficult to create in virtual meetings. This month, both the Board…
    26 May 2022
  • KT heads exchanging infomation
    Cochrane defines knowledge translation (KT) as the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our high quality, trusted Cochrane Reviews by those who need it to make health decisions. Cochrane Hong Kong has recently launched the Knowledge Translation Awards to foster University student talent in translation and in creative dissemination…
    16 May 2022
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    We are calling for feedback to help prioritise features or challenges that are most important to you when it comes to the format of Cochrane Reviews. Please complete the survey to give us your ideas! In February 2022, the Cochrane Governing Board approved a new model for producing Cochrane evidence syntheses, following an extensive community…
    16 May 2022
  • Agenda and papers for the Cochrane Council meeting on 16 May now available
    The agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on 16 May are now available to view online. The supporting papers can be viewed here The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the Council is to provide: A forum for…
    12 May 2022
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    Dear Friends and Colleagues Due to the continued global impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) with ongoing reduced/restricted travel from many regions, and the advent of geo-political instability and risks in the European region, we have taken the decision to postpone the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 2 – 6 October…
    4 May 2022
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    Cochrane’s revised policy on conflicts of interest (CoI) was launched in October 2020. Since then, Cochrane’s Research Integrity team has been working with authors and editorial teams to support the implementation of the policy and has been learning about the challenges that arise. One such challenge has been the suggestion of authorship changes…
    25 April 2022
  • Our diverse community
    Cochrane wants to welcome people, no matter who they are or where they live. The more varied perspectives we have, the better we can provide evidence to help inform health and healthcare decisions. In October 2021, we launched our listening and learning exercise that aimed to gather data, views and experiences regarding diversity and inclusion in…
    25 April 2022
  • Conflict of interest
    CoI Policy for Cochrane Groups updated to align better with Cochrane Library COI policy  Cochrane maintains its reputation for independence and credibility through the core values of transparency and research integrity which include, among other things, minimizing the effects that conflicts of interest could have on our research and our…
    13 April 2022
  • New representatives on the Cochrane Council
    We’re pleased to welcome two new representatives to the Council from the beginning of April: Cinzia Del Giovane, representing Methods Groups Cinzia is a Senior Researcher at the Statistics Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children and Adults, University-Hospital of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.  She is a statistical…
    29 March 2022
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    A Cochrane Plain language summary is a stand-alone summary of a Cochrane Review written in plain English. It briefly describes the key question and findings of the review. It is clearly set out, uses words and sentence structures that are easy to understand, and avoids technical terms and jargon. A clear, simple summary written in plain language…
    21 March 2022
  • Remembering Chris Del Mar
    It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Chris Del Mar AM, Professor of Public Health at Bond University and one of Australia’s most prolific and generous Cochrane contributors. We echo the sentiments of his wife Professor Tammy Hoffman who shared the news yesterday on twitter, saying: ‘Chris has helped and inspired countless…
    1 March 2022
  • Anne Anderson
    The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2022. However, we can…
    28 February 2022
  • Plans for 2022 and the Future of Evidence Synthesis from the Cochrane Governing Board
    Dear Community members and friends, This year takes us a step nearer our open access commitment. We know how important it is to make the best evidence freely available to all those who need it - the experience of the pandemic reinforces that, and our funders expect it. With that commitment there is a financial challenge that we are determined to…
    18 February 2022
  • People connected
    Register for Cochrane Connects meeting on research waste, including Cochrane-REWARD prize ceremony, and research integrityCochrane Connects - 1 March 17:00 – 18:00 GMT (Check in your time zone) – Register Now Join us for the next Cochrane Connects meeting, which will focus on research waste and research integrity. This special edition of…
    14 February 2022
  • Dr. Luis Enrique Colunga-Lozano
    Dr. Luis Enrique Colunga-Lozano is both an internal medicine and a critical care physician from Guadalajara, México. He currently works at the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara - Dr. Juan I Menchaca. He is also a junior professor at Universidad de Guadalajara, where he teaches evidence-based medicine. Dr. Colunga-Lozano…
    28 January 2022
  • Defining Cochrane’s Next Chapter
    In 2021, we presented a new model for producing evidence synthesis to the Cochrane community, a model built to be sustainable, attractive to suitable funders and allowing us to flexibly respond to global health issues with timely synthesized evidence. Many of you provided excellent feedback for which I’d sincerely like to thank you. Through the…
    12 January 2022
  • Wiki button
    Jennifer Dawson, PhD has worked with Cochrane as the Wikipedia in Residence since 2016. 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. Here she shares a few of her top FAQs on how to…
    5 January 2022
  • Cochrane logo
    Dear Community members and friends, Context So much happens in a year. Last year, Cochrane responded quickly to the pandemic with rapid, living reviews – sharing the best evidence on key interventions and diagnostic tests to support the world in tackling this unprecedented challenge.  We made all of our Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources freely…
    21 December 2021
  • Monserrat Conde
    The Cochrane Council welcomes Monserrat Conde, who was recently appointed as the Council member representing Cochrane Fields alongside Stefano Negrini, Council Co-Chair. Monserrat is a Co-director and the Field Executive of Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership (CCGAP), where she is involved in evidence syntheses and leads knowledge…
    21 December 2021
  • Wiki on a computer screen
    Jennifer Dawson, PhD has worked with Cochrane as the Wikipedian in Residence since 2016. 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. Here she shares how Wikipedia works, what…
    20 December 2021
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