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  • Cochrane Colloquium
    Cochrane is proud announce final scientific programme for the Santiago Colloquium, October 22-25, 2019. The Cochrane Colloquium, Cochrane’s flagship annual event, will highlight this year’s theme of ‘Embracing Diversity’.Cochrane Chile is proud to announce that the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium scientific program is finalized! This year’s…
    June 14 2019
  • Cochrane Priority Reviews List: June 2019 Update
    The Cochrane Priority Reviews List is a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s attempt to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added. Some of the titles on the list are open to new…
    June 14 2019
  • CRG Networks Innovation Fund 2019
    The CRG Networks Innovation Fund was launched earlier this year and here Tarang Sharma, Editorial Officer for the CRG transformation highlights its aims, the process and the successful applications. The Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks have published their strategic plans, which identifies their individual priorities and goals to guide their…
    June 11 2019
  • Cochrane’s Neurological Sciences Field launches 2019 Summer School for young physicians and trainees interested in cerebrovascular diseases
    Together with support from the Umbria Region Health Authority, Perugia, Italy, Cochrane’s Neurological Sciences Field is organizing a four-day Summer School 10-13 September 2019. The residential course targeted to young physicians and trainees interested in cerebrovascular diseases, aims to present, discuss and appraise key methodological issues…
    June 10 2019
  • Introducing the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network.
    In this short film, created at the 2019 Cochrane Governance Meetings, we introduce the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network. Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups  responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most…
    June 10 2019
  • Stephana Cherak
    Welcome to our new TaskExchange Champs series, where we showcase the great people using TaskExchange and how they’re making the most of the platform. This month our TaskExchange Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily, chatted to PhD student and TaskExchange helper Stephana. Name: Stephana Cherak (on twitter @sjcherak)Age:…
    June 7 2019
  • Marguerite Koster and Martin Burton
    Martin Burton has been re-appointed as Co-Chair of the Governing Board for another year, until 31 August 2020. Marguerite Koster will be stepping down as Co-Chair on 31 August 2019 due to increased commitments in her job at Kaiser Permanente, in California. However, she will remain a member of the Board. To replace Marguerite from 1 September…
    June 6 2019
  • Nominations are now open for Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board
    Nominations are now open for Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board – we welcome you to apply! The deadline for receiving nominations is the end of the day on Sunday 30 June in any time zone. The Board has two Co-Chairs, to share workload, utilize complementary skills and experience, and permit continuity through the Co-Chairs stepping down at…
    June 6 2019
  • Cochrane January-March 2019: Q1 Dashboard
    Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020 that aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Here’s a look back at some key highlights of our work in the first quarter of 2019, from January to March. Cochrane began preparations for its…
    June 5 2019
  • Blogshots: challenges, changes and some new guidance
    New guidance to making Cochrane blogshots is now available, comprising a quick checklist and a detailed document with examples. Cochrane UK Knowledge Broker, Sarah Chapman, who has helped produce the document, explains how this has come about. At Cochrane UK, we first experimented with blogshots four years ago and have been making and sharing…
    June 4 2019
  • 2019 Cochrane Author Experience Survey
    We are excited to launch the 2019 Cochrane Author Experience Survey! If you are an author of a published Cochrane Review then please complete this important survey. Cochrane aspires to have an excellent author experience made up of efficient editorial processes, high quality learning and leading technology. We have invested significantly in all…
    June 3 2019
  • Stipends deadline for Cochrane Colloquium Santiago 2019
    Stipend applications closing Monday 10 June A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Santiago 2019. The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible) are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated…
    June 3 2019
  • Farewell Message from David Tovey
    This Friday (31st May, 2019) will mark my final day as your Editor in Chief. I want to express my gratitude to you all for your forbearance, support, challenge and friendship over these past 10 years. Believe me when I say that having the privilege of serving you all has been the highlight of my working life. Life has never been easy, but I have…
    May 30 2019
  • Inaugural Editor in Chief of Cochrane Clinical Answers announced
    We are delighted to announce that Dr Christopher Bunt, MD, FAAFP has been appointed as the inaugural Editor in Chief of Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs), reporting to Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of Cochrane. Chris has been a practicing Family Medicine physician in the US since 2004 and has recently added Medical Acupuncture to his…
    May 24 2019
  • Join the Rapid, Rapid, Rapid study and help answer an important methodological question!
    The Cochrane Rapid Review Methods Group is leading an important piece of methodological research and need your help. Does it make a difference whether abstracts are screened by one or two people to find relevant studies for a systematic review? How many relevant studies will be missed when abstracts are reviewed by only one person? Can the…
    May 23 2019
  • Dr Matthew Page on winning the 2018 Bill Silverman Prize
    Bill Silverman Prize The Bill Silverman Prize is offered annually and explicitly acknowledges Cochrane's value of criticism, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions. The …
    May 20 2019
  • Director Matteo Bruschettini speaking at the Occupational Medicine Conference in Linköping, Sweden about the Cochrane collaboration
    Cochrane Sweden is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. The Centre was established on the 16th May 2017 and is located in the city of Lund. It is affiliated with the Department of Research & Development / Section for HTA Analysis, Skåne University Hospital, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and with the Nordic…
    May 15 2019
  • Matt Westmore, NIHR lead for this work and Operations Director at NIHR’s Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre
    The UK National Institute for Health Research receive the first Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017 for its Adding Value in Research programme, which promoted a range of activities tackling waste at every stage of research. We asked Matt Westmore, NIHR lead for this work and Operations Director at NIHR’s Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating…
    May 15 2019
  • Embracing Diversity at Cochrane Santiago Colloquium 2019
    Cochrane Chile is delighted to be hosting the upcoming 2019 Colloquium. It will be a great opportunity to meet and network with Cochrane contributors and users globally and to learn more about the wide usage of Cochrane evidence in decision-making at all levels. The Colloquium will take place from 22-25 October 2019 at CasaPiedra in the vibrant…
    May 10 2019
  • Conflict of Interest Revision Project – Progress Report, May 2019
    Cochrane is revising our current commercial sponsorship policy and also developing a non-financial or academic conflict of interest policy. Read about the progress to date, emerging themes and questions, and the next steps.   Background The transparent and effective management of conflict of interest is at the heart of Cochrane’s reputation…
    May 10 2019
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