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  • The deadline for applying is Monday 10 June 2019 and winners will be notified in July  Find out whether you are eligible and how to apply
    A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Santiago 2019. Stipends and bursaries represent funding you can apply for if you are eligible that is intended to help cover registration and other expenses associated with attending the 2019…
    May 9 2019
  • The Risk of Bias 2 Strategic Session at the mid-year Cochrane Governance Meeting
    Following the development of the Risk of Bias 2 (RoB 2) tool, Cochrane will be rolling it out on new reviews in 2020. Here, Ella Flemyng, Methods Implementation Coordinator at Cochrane, highlights feedback from the Cochrane community on its implementation during the ‘Risk of Bias 2 Strategic Session’ at the mid-year Cochrane Governance Meetings…
    May 8 2019
  • 2019 New Appointed Consumer Executive's
    Since 1995, Cochrane’s Consumer Network Executive has provided governance and leadership for the international community of consumers (patients, care-givers, family members and others) who volunteer to help produce and spread Cochrane evidence (1556 and growing, in April 2019). The Executive also represents the consumer voice in other areas of…
    May 8 2019
  • Request your meeting now
    Submit your meeting request here (login required) The purpose of Colloquium meetings is to give sufficient time for the Cochrane community and others to hold business meetings during the Colloquium. Priority will be given to internal Cochrane priority projects, executives and groups. There are several dedicated meeting slots in the programme. …
    May 7 2019
  • Confessions of a rookie consumer peer reviewer
    Cochrane Common Mental Disorders recently asked Karen Morley if she would give consumer peer review a go. In this blog, first published here,  Karen provides an insightful and honest reflection of how she found the experience and notes important challenges that Cochrane and Cochrane groups can improve on.   Would I, as a new consumer volunteer…
    May 6 2019
  • How to check your Cochrane membership status
    Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all. If you share our vision, join our global community today and support Cochrane’s work. Cochrane’s 13,000…
    May 5 2019
  • Cochrane 2019 Governance Meetings
    Following the news of Karla Soares-Weiser’s appointment as the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, which was the Governing Board’s principal focus at the Governance Meetings in Krakow earlier this month, the Board is pleased to report on its other main items of business: 1. The Board spent a valuable and important day exploring all of…
    May 3 2019
  • Cochrane’s status as NGO in official relations with WHO renewed
    Cochrane’s status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) was renewed at WHO’s Executive Board meeting in January 2019. Cochrane’s official relation status gives us the right to appoint a representative to participate, without vote, in WHO’s meetings – including at the World Health…
    May 2 2019
  • CRG Networks Strategic Session
    Cochrane 2019 Governance Meetings, Krakow, Poland Tuesday 2 April 26, 2019Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks strategic session This interactive session was planned to present the strategic developments of CRG Networks and to support wider engagement with the Cochrane community by providing a place for transparent discussion between groups in…
    April 26 2019
  • March for Science: resources for getting involved
    The March for Science is organising an international Day of Action on Saturday 4 May, 2019.   Over the last two years, the global March for Science movement has organized 1,000 events and mobilized millions of people to support science and justice. This year, the March for Science will highlight the need for science-based climate action and…
    April 25 2019
  • Round-Up of the Cochrane 2019 Governance Meetings
    The Governance Meetings provide the main annual opportunity for Cochrane’s senior leaders and Group managers to come together to learn about and discuss organizational priorities, challenges and opportunities. Each year they are hosted by a different Cochrane Group. The 2019 Cochrane Governance Meetings were hosted by Cochrane Poland in Krakow on…
    April 17 2019
  • Announcing the Cochrane Abdomen & Endocrine Network
    The new name for Cochrane Long-term Conditions & Ageing Network Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the Cochrane Long-term Conditions and Ageing Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the Cochrane Abdomen and Endocrine Network. Initial discussions about the name…
    April 17 2019
  • Cochrane’s annual Colloquium in Chile hosts some of the world’s most influential health researchers
    Cochrane’s annual Colloquium in Chile hosts some of the world’s most influential health researchers Scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients join together to promote evidence-informed decision-making in Santiago, October 2019. Lea esta Nota de Prensa en Español Cochrane Chile is hosting Cochrane’s Colloquium at…
    April 17 2019
  • ppointment of a new Editor in Chief for the Cochrane Library
    The Governing Board is delighted to announce that, with effect from 1 June 2019, Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser will become the new Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library. Karla will replace current Editor in Chief Dr. David Tovey, who is stepping down from the role at the end of May following ten years of distinguished service. Karla Soares-Weiser…
    April 15 2019
  • This year’s theme is ‘Embracing diversity
    The 26th Cochrane Colloquium, Santiago 2019 abstracts deadline has been extended. This year’s theme is ‘Embracing diversity’, recognizing Cochrane as a truly global independent community, addressing relevant health questions from international stakeholders using a range of diverse methods. We ask that abstract submissions consider the relevance…
    April 11 2019
  • WHO-Cochrane training
    ‘Cochrane at the WHO' is a blog series that highlights the partnership between Cochrane and the World Health Organization. If you would like to share a story about how your Cochrane Group is working with WHO, please contact Emma Thompson, Advocacy and Partnership Officer. In this blog post Professor Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Director of…
    April 11 2019
  • Changes to the Cochrane Council - April 2019
    Changes to the Cochrane Council The Cochrane Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. Fergus Macbeth, Co-Chair of Cochrane Council, has stepped down from his position after two years of service on the Council; Fergus will continue his work as Co-ordinating Editor…
    April 9 2019
  • How to make systematic reviews reproducible?
    World Journal of Meta-Analysis invited Farhad Shokraneh, the information specialist of Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, to summarise seven strategies to enhance the reproducibility of systematic reviews. It is an open access paper and you can read it here: 'Reproducibility and replicability of systematic reviews'
    April 8 2019
  • Cochrane-REWARD Interview with Hans Lund, Chair of EVBRES
    Many members of the Cochrane community have been engaged in the Evidence-Based Research Network (EBRNetwork) and will be participating in EVBRES (Evidence Based RESearch). In this interview, as part of our REWARD series, chair of EVBRES Hans Lund gives an overview of what this new initiative sets out to achieve in promoting evidence-based research…
    April 4 2019
  • Cochrane is on Instagram!
    Our Strategy to 2020 aims to make Cochrane the ‘home of evidence’ to inform health decision making, build greater recognition of our work, and become the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care. To meet our goals we have expanded our social media platforms to include Instagram! Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app. Some…
    March 29 2019
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