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  • Learning by doing
    Many of you have said you joined Cochrane Crowd not only to contribute but also to learn. That’s why we’ve been busy building Cochrane Crowd learning opportunities. We want to make it easy for you to learn while you contribute to Crowd tasks. Here are six tips for boosting your knowledge with Cochrane Crowd. By the way, if you don’t know about…
    June 20 2018
  • PICO
    It is with pleasure, and a little trepidation, that we announce the launch of the Cochrane Crowd PICO task. Building on the randomised trial identification task, this new task asks you to help describe the trial. In order to do that we’ve adopted a well-known framework called PICO. PICO stands for Population, Intervention, Comparator, and Outcome…
    June 20 2018
  • Cochrane Governing Board meeting minutes from Lisbon now available
    The minutes from the Governing Board’s meeting in Lisbon, 19 March 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 governingboard@cochrane.org Additional resources: Minutes from Lisbon…
    June 20 2018
  • Being Goldilocks: towards getting Cochrane UK special series ‘just right’ through trial and error
    Cochrane UK runs occasional special series, sharing evidence and experience on a topic in multiple blogs and other material through social media channels. Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig share tips on how to put together a successful series. This is an abridged version of the blog post on Evidently Cochrane. In the traditional tale, Goldilocks…
    June 15 2018
  • Photo from Global Evidence Summit
    Register before the 22 June 2018 to get the reduced early bird rate This year, the Colloquium will be held at the International Convention Centre in Edinburgh from 16-18 September 2018 and is expected to attract up to 1200 delegates. The Colloquium will be a ‘Patients Included’ event; co-designed, co-produced and co-presented with patients and…
    June 15 2018
  • Russian translation team completes Cochrane Training project
    Cochrane Training is pleased to announce that Cochrane Review production training materials are now available in Russian. The materials cover essential aspects of a Cochrane Review production based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The training materials, translated into Russian, consist of records of fourteen…
    June 13 2018
  • Fringe event for students and trainees
    The day before the Cochrane Colloquium, Saturday 15th September 2018, Cochrane UK will be hosting a ‘Fringe Event’ for trainees (of any speciality) and students (of any discipline) interested in evidence-based healthcare. It will take place at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre, from 9:30am – 5:00pm. The day will comprise a mixture of…
    June 12 2018
  • Submission for the 2018 Cochrane awards and prizes is now open
    Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization.   The prizes and awards that are presented at the annual Colloquia, will this…
    June 11 2018
  • In Memoriam: Doug Altman
    On behalf of everyone within the Cochrane community, we are sad to learn of the death of Professor Doug Altman. Doug was a leading medical statistician and played a foremost role in the development of evidence synthesis methods and reporting, in addition to his substantial role in the origin and later development of the Cochrane Collaboration.…
    June 11 2018
  • Cochrane Governing Board agenda and open access papers available
    The agenda and open access papers for the Cochrane Governing Board meeting to be held by teleconference on 13 June 2018 are now available to view online, for information only. Cochrane's governing body is the Governing Board, comprising at least 13 members of whom some are elected by Cochrane’s contributors and some are appointed by the Board.…
    June 11 2018
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