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  • Cochrane Community mourns the loss of Professor Bongani Mayosi
    Re-posted from Cochrane South Africa Professor Bongani Mayosi, one of the world’s top cardiologist, passed away on 27 July 2018. Professor Mayosi was a member of the Advisory Board of Cochrane South Africa for many years and served as the chair from 2007 to 2009. He was a strong proponent of the work done by Cochrane and co-authored three…
    August 1 2018
  • Innovative Global Data-Sharing Platform Vivli Launches
    Leading institutions, including Cochrane, sign on to international platform which aims to accelerate medical research The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a novel data-sharing and analytics platform to help researchers move faster toward new treatments and cures. This innovative platform makes it easy for researchers worldwide to discover,…
    August 1 2018
  • Enhanced Cochrane Library platform coming soon!
    Dear Cochrane Community colleagues, I am delighted to inform you that the redesigned and enhanced Cochrane Library will launch on Tuesday, 7 August 2018. Our colleagues at Wiley are communicating this news direct to customers separately and have also contacted users who have saved searches. To ensure the transition process to the new publishing…
    August 1 2018
  • Case study: A Targeted Update commissioned by an HTA agency produced within 9 weeks with support from a CRG
    Targeted Updates aim to provide policy-makers, in particular guideline developers, with up-to-date information from Cochrane Reviews, tailored to their needs and working to a fast timeline.  Targeted Updates use Cochrane Reviews as their foundation, but focus on updating selected comparisons and outcomes, working in close consultation with the…
    August 1 2018
  • Improving the quality of Wikipedia articles using Cochrane evidence
    Jennifer Dawson works with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Department as a Wikipedia Consultant. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. This blog post shares two strategies…
    July 25 2018
  • Elections and Appointments to the Cochrane Board and Council: voting now open!
    Dear Cochrane Members, Voting is open for two Cochrane elections: Election of a Governing Board member Election of an Author representative to the Cochrane Council Visit elections.cochrane.org to view the candidates standing and cast your votes. To allow for additional time to resolve queries related to voters’ membership status, the voting…
    July 24 2018
  • Giving thanks to the TaskExchange Top Twenty
    A huge thanks to the top ten responders and posters on TaskExchange Every now and then it’s nice to stop and give thanks. We recently connected with our top twenty TaskExchange users to acknowledge and thank them for their energy and passion for health evidence, and their contributions to the TaskExchange community. So, a public shout-out and…
    July 19 2018
  • Cochrane Crowd webinar - Help us curate and deliver health evidence
    Cochrane Crowd is an online citizen science platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to contribute to health evidence. Our volunteers make it easier for health researchers to find the latest, high-quality evidence on what treatments work and don’t work. This means health practitioners can more easily access current evidence to…
    July 19 2018
  • Launch of new, improved Pan African Clinical Trial Registry
    The Pan African Clinical Trial Registry (PACTR) has been redeveloped with the aim of providing a more user-friendly, easy-to-navigate website for researchers, policymakers, funders and the public. PACTR is a regional clinical trials registry which aims to serve the needs of African clinical trials, clinicians and trial participants. The revised…
    July 19 2018
  • Names of Cochrane Governing Board candidates announced
    Five candidates are standing for election to the Governing Board this year: CULLUM, Nicky            EKE, Ahizechukwu       GUPTA, Deepak           HOOFT, Lotty   JEFFERSON, Tom Read more about why they’re standing and what they propose to do for Cochrane in their Candidate Statements on elections.cochrane.org. There is one position…
    July 17 2018
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