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  • Limited evidence to support the use of adjudication committees to verify findings of RCTs
    A large meta-analysis of 47 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) totaling 275,078 patients found that, on average, treatment effect estimates for subjective outcome events assessed by onsite assessors and those assessed by adjudication committees were similar. The new article in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is co-authored by Lee…
    May 2 2016
  • Building an effective and sustainable organization through the Strategy to 2020
    It was a pleasure to see and work with many of you at the mid-year business meetings in London from 4-5 April, which were followed by three days of Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) meetings. My impression is that we will look back on those meetings in London as some of the most significant in Cochrane’s history, when the organization’s leaders made…
    April 29 2016
  • Cochrane Reviews: Hard. Important. Fun?
    Through interviews and surveys conducted for Production Models, as part of Project Transform, it is clear that the Cochrane Community cares deeply and passionately about how Cochrane Reviews are produced. We care because we want to see it done well, and we want to see it done better. Tari Turner, from Project Transform, tells us more about  the…
    April 28 2016
  • Free access to Covidence for Cochrane Reviews
    If you have signed into Covidence this week (which we hope many of you have done!), you may have noticed a notification informing users about the introduction of subscription charges for the use of Covidence. We are happy to confirm that all Cochrane Reviews will always be free in Covidence, thanks to Cochrane’s partnership as co-owners of the…
    April 27 2016
  • Coming soon – Membership that opens doors
    Everyone will be able to contribute to Cochrane in exciting new ways! Membership pathways will link newcomer’s skills and interests to activities throughout the organization. Clear access points will enhance user experience and reduce waiting times to get involved. Learn about the work being done around Cochrane Membership and what's next.…
    April 26 2016
  • Using GRADE and the GRADEpro GDT online software in your Cochrane Review
    Cochrane Training presents the next in their Cochrane Learning Live webinar series: Using GRADE and the GRADEpro GDT online software in your Cochrane Review on May 10th, 12:00 UTC. This webinar will be an introduction to how to use GRADE to interpret and assess the certainty / quality of the evidence in a systematic review and how to present the…
    April 25 2016
  • Review of the structure and function of Cochrane Groups
    Please find below some further information relating to the recent Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) decisions on the Cochrane-wide Structure and Function Review prepared by the Central Executive Team, and now made freely available. Cochrane’s existing Group structure (Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), Centres & Branches, Fields & Networks, and…
    April 25 2016
  • Cochrane contributor: Natalie Bradford
    This Cochrane Blog post highlights the contributions of Natalie Bradford PhD, MPH, BNurs, RN, Queensland Youth Cancer Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) continues to expend the number of summaries produced within its collaboration of international nursing journals and widen its…
    April 22 2016
  • 18th birthday balloons
    Join Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) on the 21st July to celebrate their 18th anniversary at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, UK. PaPaS was registered as a Cochrane review group in 1998. We are celebrating with an afternoon event of topical presentations and discussions, followed by a drinks reception and evening garden…
    April 22 2016
  • Cochrane Translations: Cochrane Iberoamerica on translating blogshots
    Andrea Cervera is a translator and Communications Manager at Cochrane Iberoamerica. Here she explains her experience of translating and publishing blogshots from Cochrane UK and their impact on social media. This follows the recent blog post from Sarah Chapman, Cochrane UK, on how groups can create blogshots. We at Cochrane Iberoamerica…
    April 21 2016
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