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  • Streamlined reporting guidelines for practical and sustainable Cochrane Reviews
    Cochrane is dedicated to improving the maintenance of our reviews and enhancing access to clear, useful health information. As part of this, Cochrane will be changing the reporting guidance that our authors use. We will be using publishing standard guidelines, such as the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA…
  • What you need to know about improvements to data management in RevMan
    Cochrane has now fully upgraded to RevMan Web, meaning RevMan 5, the desktop version, is no longer available.  Authors now have access to a new data management feature – study centric data - when creating new reviews. For ongoing protocols and reviews, switching this feature on is simple and can be done yourself. Overview of study centric…
  • Prize and awards open
    Nominate your Cochrane colleagues for prizes and awards by 12 June 2023. Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community with a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research, supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. The…
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    Today marks the closure of the UK-based Cochrane Review Groups whose funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has come to an end. Over Cochrane’s 30-year history, thanks to the work of Cochrane Review Groups, over 16,000 new and updated Cochrane Reviews have been published covering a wide range of disciplines. These…
  • Global connections
    In February 2022, Cochrane's Governing Board approved the proposed change to Cochrane’s evidence synthesis production model. We know this is a profound shift, leading to all kinds of questions, and new ideas right across the Cochrane community. Our key focus since March 2022 has been to deliver more detailed plans about the model, begin…
  • Paola Andrenacci
      The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The winner then designates the cash award to assist a woman from a low-resource setting with her Cochrane activities. Here the winner of the 2022 cash award…
  • Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods
    Cochrane’s first open access journal, Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods, recently opened for submissions! See our announcement for full details.   Why is Cochrane launching a new journal? And why now? We’re discussing Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods in relation to Cochrane’s four key values: Collaboration, relevance, integrity…
  • We are now accepting applications for Cochrane stipends
    A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium London 2023. This is our 30th annual flagship event and this year it will take place at Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre in London from 4th to 6th September 2023, and Satellite events on 3rd…
  • Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods
    Cochrane’s first open access journal, Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods, recently opened for submissions! See our announcement for full details.   Why is Cochrane launching a new journal? And why now? We’re discussing Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods in relation to Cochrane’s four key values: Collaboration, relevance,…
  • Headshot of Dr. Vaibhav Sahni
    Dr. Vaibhav Sahni holds dual specialisations in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Periodontics. He also holds the MFDS RCPS (Glasg), MFDS RCSEd and the AssocFCGDent. His areas of expertise include, in addition to the general purview of oral health, maxillofacial injuries, point of care diagnostics, oral-systemic interactions…
  • Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods
    Cochrane’s first open access journal, Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods, recently opened for submissions! See our announcement for full details.   Why is Cochrane launching a new journal? And why now? We’re discussing Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods in relation to Cochrane’s four key values: Collaboration, relevance,…
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    Cochrane switched from using its first risk of bias tool to using the updated version, RoB 2, in 2019. Cochrane adopted a phased approach allowing authors to decide when to use it and offering them support from the editorial team. A paper outlining their experience and lessons learned has been published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. The…
  • Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods: Adding to our collaboration
    Cochrane’s first open access journal, Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods, recently opened for submissions! See our announcement for full details. Why is Cochrane launching a new journal? And why now? Over the coming weeks we’ll discuss Cochrane Evidence Synthesis and Methods in relation to Cochrane’s four key values: Collaboration…
  • Guidance for Colloquium abstract and workshop submissions
    Cochrane London 2023: Forward together for trusted evidence 4-6 September 2023 Central London, UK Cochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the  Cochrane Colloquium at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre in London, UK from the 4 to 6 of September 2023, with satellite events and meetings on the 3rd September.…
  • Defocused sparkles for a celebration
    Cochrane is closing out a year of significant change and challenges with positive news of a major milestone in our transition to a more streamlined and sustainable organization. Following an open and rigorous application process, we are pleased to announce the first set of pilot Cochrane Thematic Groups – each mapping to key areas of global health…
  • Person reviewing paperwork
    At the 2022 Annual General Meeting in October, members approved a resolution reappointing Sayer Vincent until the conclusion of a tender process to appoint new auditors. UK charities must be audited by law and the Governing Board followed legal advice in recommending the reappointment of Sayer Vincent until the conclusion of the process.…
  • Cochrane AGM 2022
    Watch a recording of Cochrane’s 2022 AGM Meeting Cochrane holds a public Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year as part of its legal duties as a charity The AGM provides an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you about the management, finances, and strategic priorities of the organization.…
  • Nai Ming Lai
    Dear Cochrane Members, Thank you for voting in the re-run Cochrane Council election! Nai Ming Lai has been elected for a three-year term as an Author representative on the Cochrane Council. Nai Ming is Professor of Paediatrics at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. Trained as a…
  • Gail Quinn and Clare Jess
     "We are both thrilled and honoured to receive the 2022 Chris Silagy Prize.  We have witnessed this prize being awarded numerous times over the past 18 years and the fact that it is given to recognise extraordinary contributions within Cochrane is a gesture which resonates with us both and is a wonderful reflection on Chris Silagy…
  • Eleanor Ochodo-Opondo
      Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results…
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