David Tovey, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, responds to a recent article in The BMJ, 'Has Cochrane lost its way?' David Tovey states that; "Cochrane is at its most effective when it adheres to its 10 key principles, which promote a culture that is open, diverse, inclusive and outwards facing, a community that is vibrant and…
January 15 2019
Following consultations in September and October 2018, Cochrane has decided to establish a Cochrane US Network. This US wide Network aims to engage institutions and organizations involved in evidence-informed health care in the US.
The call for ‘Expressions of Interest’ to join the Cochrane US Network is now open. This call invites US-based…
January 14 2019
The 26th Cochrane Colloquium, Santiago 2019 call for abstracts and workshops is now open.
This year’s theme is ‘Embracing diversity’, recognizing Cochrane as a truly global independent community, addressing relevant health questions from international stakeholders using a range of diverse methods.
We ask that abstract submissions consider the…
January 8 2019
The minutes from the Governing Board’s meeting in Edinburgh,UK, September 2018, are now available. Governing Board members are Cochrane’s directors and trustees, and are elected to direct the strategy and policies of the organization. Questions about the minutes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agenda and open access…
January 8 2019
Methodological rigour and impartiality are key attributes of Cochrane reviews. In an era where the validity of research is under scrutiny, the impact of conflicts of interest (COI), real and perceived, cannot be underestimated. It is critical, therefore, that Cochrane has a policy in place to minimize this concern and retain the confidence of all…
January 7 2019
We recognize the work of Cochrane Nigeria who are supporting national guideline development groups in using Cochrane evidence to develop evidence-based guidelines and to be able to adapt existing guidelines to the Nigerian context. Cochrane Nigeria has been developing skills in how to appraise and adapt existing guidelines using the AGREE II…
December 27 2018
Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the ‘Long-Term Conditions and Ageing 2’ Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the ‘Musculoskeletal, Oral Skin and Sensory’ (MOSS) Network.
This consultation process started with a face-to-face network meeting in September 2019 at…
December 19 2018
If you’ve been following Cochrane Crowd’s activities, hold onto your hats! Our latest challenge held in partnership with the Cochrane Associated Centre at Sinaloa’s Pediatric Hospital (Mexico) and the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico) was a roaring success, breaking all previously held challenge records.
Over three days from Dec 5-8, 738…
December 17 2018
Knowledge Translation in Cochrane is delighted to share this request for proposal for the project to agree a set of ‘principles for dissemination’ and to develop practical tools in order to improve the quality of Cochrane’s dissemination products.
This new and exciting opportunity is a commissioned piece of work open to the Cochrane community and…
December 14 2018
After leading Cochrane Netherlands for 17 years, Professor Rob Scholten has stepped down as its Director.
Since taking on leadership of the Dutch Cochrane Centre in 2001 (first being based at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, and from 2014 at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care in Utrecht), Rob has authored many…
December 13 2018