After leading Cochrane Germany for over 20 years, Professor Gerd Antes has stepped down as Director.
Gerd has focused his career on contributing to evidence-based medicine in Germany. While working on developing Cochrane Germany, he was also one of the founders of the German Network for Evidence Based Medicine. A recurrent theme during all these…
January 30 2019
Cochrane’s simplified Chinese multi-lingual team share the secret of their social media success with WeChat in this Cochrane Community blog post.
WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app. It was first released in 2011, and by 2018 it was one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps, with over 1…
January 28 2019
The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board meeting in London, UK on 19-20 January 2019 are now available to view online, for information only.
Cochrane's governing body is the Governing Board. The Board is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Cochrane’s strategic direction. If you would like to…
January 18 2019
Cochrane’s Governance Meetings take place in March/April every year. They are an exciting opportunity for Cochrane's Boards and Executives to meet and agree the organization's strategic and operational plans and priorities.
Each year they are hosted by a different Cochrane Group based in Europe or other easily accessible locations for the…
January 16 2019
The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is the official guide that describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions.
On 29 January, Cochrane Training will be hosting a free webinar to introduce the upcoming version of the Handbook to the…
January 15 2019
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
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