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    Dear Cochrane Members, Thank you for voting in the recent Cochrane Council elections! Agustín Ciapponi has been re-elected for an additional three-year term as an Author representative on the Cochrane Council. Agustín is an author on over 20 Cochrane Reviews and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He will continue his work alongside fellow…
  • Optimal methods for the use of ‘pain’ as an outcome in systematic reviews of postoperative pain management
    The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) Review Group was awarded a Cochrane Network Innovation Fund to produce expert guidance on how to manage pain as an outcome in systematic reviews of postoperative care. Co-ordinating Editor Dr Neil O’Connell and Managing Editor Anna Erskine from the PaPaS Group are pleased to present the…
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    The Join the Conversation webinars on September 9, hosted by the Co-Chairs of Cochrane’s Governing Board, Tracey Howe and Catherine Marshall, included a presentation from Cochrane’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Judith Brodie about our Strategy for Change, which lays out the strategic direction Cochrane is taking going forward. Cochrane’s Editor…
  • Cancellation of Cochrane Colloquium
    Dear colleagues, members, supporters, and friends, It is with considerable regret that Cochrane’s Governing Board announces the cancellation of Cochrane Colloquium Toronto which had been rescheduled for 11-14th September, 2022.   The Governing Board recently reviewed an options paper exploring a range of proposals for holding the planned…
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    There’s a lot going on at Cochrane, and we have made some updates to our communications channels. Make sure you’re subscribed to stay on top of all we have going on!The Communications tab of your Cochrane Account is the place to go to check that your email address is up to date and that you’re opted in to communications from Cochrane. You can…
  • Jack Nunn
    The Cochrane Council welcomes Jack Nunn, who was recently appointed to the Cochrane Consumer Network Executive and is now the Council member representing Cochrane Consumers.  Jack is the founder and Director of the not-for-profit education organisation ‘Science for All’, working to involve people in doing research by building partnerships…
  • Sign up now open for methods surgery aimed at Cochrane staff and editors
    Cochrane's Methods Support Unit will lead a special web clinic on 11 November 2021 focussing on the practicalities of implementation faced by staff and editors and how issues relating to complexity, non-randomised studies of interventions and synthesis without meta-analysis can be tackled in different topic areas. The sessions will be run at…
  • Catherine Marshall re-appointed Co-Chair of the Governing Board
    The Governing Board voted unanimously to re-appoint Catherine Marshall for a second term as Co-Chair from September  2021 until September 2023. Catherine will continue to work alongside fellow Co-Chair, Tracey Howe.   The Governing Board is responsible for setting Cochrane's strategic direction and overseeing the work of the Chief…
  • 2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium: free interactive webinars
    We are pleased to announce the talks and speakers for Session 1 and 2 of the 2021 Methods Symposium have been finalize and registration is now open! The 2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium is a virtual event happening over three core sessions, with additional and related webinars from Cochrane highlighted for those who are interested. The…
  • ‘A day with…’: New virtual events to connect and learn from Cochrane Methods Groups
    Since the beginning of 2020, there has been huge disruption in how we provide training, with in-person meetings cancelled or postponed. We wanted to maintain opportunities for our community to learn from the expert methodologists and researchers associated with Cochrane and so we considered how we might capture the benefits of in-person training…
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    Earlier this year we announced the launch of the Cochrane Methods Network, which brings together researchers, methodologists and others with an interest in methodology for evidence synthesis.The Methods Network now brings you a bimonthly newsletter which will share news of methods-related events, developments and opportunities across…
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    Following the Virtual Governance Meetings, held in June 2021, attendees were asked to complete an online survey to provide their feedback on the event, as well as their suggestions for future Cochrane events. This feedback was summarized in a report following discussion with Cochrane's Event Working Group, and the full feedback report is…
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    The Cochrane Methods team has defined a programme of work to improve the quality and impact of Cochrane reviews in public health with the support of the Methods Executive, Methods Groups and Public Health and Health Systems Network. The programme has been designed to foster collaboration between Methods Groups and Cochrane Review Group (CRG)…
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    The full report of a Cochrane-funded study designed to compare the existing and revised Cochrane risk of bias tools for RCTs was finalised in June 2021 and has now been made available to the Cochrane community. The study was initiated to collect evidence about the amount of time and effort review authors need to invest to use the revised risk of…
  • RevMan calculator developed to improve data entry, transformation and transparency
    New functionality is now available in RevMan Web extending the number of ways data can be inputted when raw data from study reports does not match the format required for meta-analysis. Data entered into the calculator will also now be saved along with the calculated output, which will allow authors to better document how raw data have been…
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    The Plain Language Summary Project, which began in May 2020 to see whether a team of professional writers could improve the quality, consistency, and translatability of Cochrane PLSs, has now ended. The project was undertaken with the support of Central Executive Team staff and a number of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), and support from our…
  • Person on computer having a virtual meeting
    Have your say on the Cochrane Convenes programme by filling in a short questionnaire Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-organized with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) in October 2021.  Drawing on…
  • People gather together in the shape of an arrow
    Dear friends and colleagues, We are very pleased to introduce you to our new organizational strategic plan, the Strategy for Change. This one-page plan will guide our organizational priorities and objectives for the next two years, 2021-2023. You can read it here. You can also read the plan in Spanish. The Strategy for Change was approved…
  • People at table talking
    Who are my stakeholders? What can they offer me? What can I offer them? And how do I begin engaging them? These were some of the questions tackled by NIHR Network Support Fellows Roses Parker (Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network; MOSS) and Eve Tomlinson (Cochrane Cancer Network) as they embarked on stakeholder engagement…
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief hosts an interactive webinar for Cochrane members and supporters. It is an opportunity to hear more about Cochrane’s Editorial & Methods Department’s (EMD) strategic plans and their implementation by senior editorial staff, as well as learn about work being done by Cochrane Groups from around the…
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