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  • Cochrane takes its mission of promoting evidence-informed health decision-making to the UK Parliament
    This week Cochrane was given the opportunity to speak as part of the UK’s first ever Evidence Week at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. The initiative, led by Sense About Science, brought together MPs, peers, parliamentarians and others interested in science and health to talk about why health evidence is important and matters to global…
    June 27 2018
  • 2017 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews rises to 6.754
    The 2017 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 6.754. This is a significant increase on the 2016 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.264. The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the…
    June 27 2018
  • Cochrane Methods Executive seeks nominations for Methods Group Convenor representatives
    We seek nominations to fill two vacant positions on the new Cochrane Methods Executive, to start in September 2018 at the Edinburgh Colloquium. The new Methods Executive will take on more strategic responsibility supporting the Scientific Committee with its agenda, the Editorial Board on issues with methods implementation, and seeks to improve…
    June 25 2018
  • Living proof of living evidence
    Which is harder: getting kids to eat more fruit and vegetables, or maintaining the Cochrane living systematic review of the rapidly growing evidence base on how to get kids to eat more fruit and vegetables? This year, a magnificent team led by Rebecca Hodder based at Australia’s University of Newcastle has proved that the latter can be done. The…
    June 25 2018
  • Four author teams and editorial groups across Cochrane are currently involved in the pilot and evaluation of LSRs
    Living systematic reviews (LSRs) provide a new approach to support the ongoing efforts of Cochrane and others to produce evidence that is both trustworthy and current. Four author teams and editorial groups across Cochrane are currently involved in the pilot and evaluation of LSRs. The pilot will help us understand the feasibility of LSRs, the…
    June 25 2018
  • Call for nominations: Invitation to stand for election as Author representative on the Cochrane Council
    The Cochrane Council exists to give Cochrane Members, from a broad range of constituencies, a voice in Cochrane’s future. The purpose of the Council is to provide: A forum for Cochrane Groups and Members to consider high-level matters affecting Cochrane as a whole; A mechanism to raise matters and provide input to the Governing Board on behalf…
    June 21 2018
  • Call for nominations: Invitation to stand for election to the Governing Board
    Cochrane’s Governing Board is seeking to elect a new member. Cochrane is an international organisation and a registered charity in the UK, and members of the Governing Board from around the world are ‘Trustees’ of the charity. The Trustees carry ultimate responsibility for Cochrane and this is a critically important role. More information about…
    June 21 2018
  • Cochrane’s Governing Board appoints Marguerite Koster as Co-Chair
    Cochrane’s Governing Board is delighted to announce it has appointed Marguerite Koster as its new Co-Chair, taking over from Cindy Farquhar, who finishes her term in September 2018. Marguerite is a Senior Manager at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health plans in the U.S., serving 12.2 million members. She oversees the…
    June 21 2018
  • Cochrane Crowd Crew: Hello Anna
    Let’s meet the people who bring you Cochrane Crowd Welcome to our first Cochrane Crowd Crew blog. This will be a blog series where Emily, Cochrane Crowd’s Communications & Partnerships Manager, interviews one of the fabulous Crowd team members, and shares what she discovers. For this first chat, Emily spoke to Crowd’s Co-Lead Anna Noel-…
    June 20 2018
  • Cochrane Classmate webinar
    Cochrane Classmate could change how evidence production is taught in classrooms around the world. Brought to you by the Cochrane Crowd team, Classmate is a trainers’ toolkit that allows you to create exciting, interactive tasks that help your students learn about evidence production. It is easy to use, and its first release is now available free…
    June 20 2018
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