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  • Colloquium Gala Dinner Raises £9,880 for Social Bite, a charity dedicated to tackling homelessness in Scotland
    The Colloquium is Cochrane's annual flagship event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and to promote evidence-informed health care. This year, the Colloquium took place in Edinburgh, UK, in September and was hosted by Cochrane UK. Almost 1300 people from 57 countries attended…
    November 27 2018
  • Governing Board election: Voting now open
    Dear Cochrane Members,  Voting is now open for the current Governing Board election. Visit to view the candidates standing, read their Candidate Statements, and cast your votes. We’ll be sending a series of reminders before voting closes on 10 December 2018 at 12:00 GMT. Next week on the Cochrane Community website, we’ll…
    November 23 2018
  • CRG Networks launch two-year strategic plans
    The Cochrane Review Network communities announce their strategic plans that will guide the work of our Cochrane Review Groups (CRGS) until 2020 The Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks within Cochrane, each have a Network team comprising of a Senior Editor, Associate Editor and a Network Support Fellow – see here for more information on their…
    November 22 2018
  • Celebrating our multi-language project
    Making Cochrane evidence accessible to non-English speakers is a priority for us. More than 5,000 translations of Cochrane Review plain language summaries/abstracts were published in 2017. Translation activities are led by local Cochrane groups and their translator communities, the majority of which are volunteer based. This is why translation…
    November 15 2018
  • Governing Board elections November 2018: Announcing the candidates standing
    Following a period of nominations, we’re very pleased that 18 candidates are standing for election to the Governing Board in this election. They are listed on and here you can read more about the them, why they’re standing for election, and what they plan to do for Cochrane if elected. There are four (4) positions available…
    November 15 2018
  • Four major policy issues for Cochrane: recent correspondence with the Governing Board
    A group of Cochrane members recently submitted a letter to the Board detailing "four major policy issues for Cochrane". You’re invited to read their letter and the Board’s response. To learn more about the Cochrane Council, the organization’s representative body for Cochrane members, please visit their section.
    November 14 2018
  • Krakow, Poland
    Registration for the 2019 Governance Meetings in Krakow, Poland is now open. Find out more about: Full programme for the 31 March - 5 April Venue and location Hotel options nearby Registration details Full details are available on our events pages, here.
    November 13 2018
  • Knowledge Translation Products Working Group  - Nov 2018 update
    It’s been a busy time for the Working Group looking at ‘Improving and Upscaling’ Knowledge Translation (KT) Products since the Community Survey over the summer. In this blog we look at the results of the survey and our plans for the future. Infographics, blogshots, policy briefings, press releases and videos… these are just some examples of KT…
    November 9 2018
  • Cochrane Classmate webinar: 20 Nov 2018
    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…
    November 8 2018
  • We asked current Co-Chairs Martin Burton and Marguerite Koster to tell us something about being a trustee on the Cochrane Board.
    The Cochrane Governing Board is looking for four new members. Cochrane is an international organization but is constituted as a UK charity. Board members are “trustees” of this charity. Charities in the United Kingdom are overseen by the Charity Commission and this Commission emphasizes that being a trustee of a charity is a position with specific…
    November 7 2018
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