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  • Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing research waste: 2018 winners
    This year’s winners of Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research were the UK Equator Centre (for its Good Reports Tool), the EBM DataLab (for its Trials Tracker initiative), and the James Lind Alliance (for its Priority Setting Partnerships). The prize of GBP 2500 recognizes local or pilot initiatives that could lead to reductions in…
    September 18 2018
  • An Interview with Doug Altman
    Roberto D’Amico from Cochrane Italy shares an interview with Doug Altman. Everyone within the Cochrane community was sad to learn of the death of Professor Doug Altman this year. Doug Altman was a Cochrane leader and pioneer since the Collaboration’s beginning in 1993. He is best known for his work on improving the reliability and reporting of…
    September 17 2018
  • Cochrane Library Editorial - Leveraging information specialists' knowledge, skills, and expertise
    The foundations of both Cochrane and the wider evidence synthesis community rest on the involvement of methodologists in the production of high‐quality systematic reviews. Epidemiologists, statisticians, and information specialists have had an enormous impact on the evolution of Cochrane and the advancement of systematic review methodology.…
    September 16 2018
  • Message from the Governing Board
    This week at its meeting in Edinburgh, Cochrane’s Governing Board considered, as planned, the findings of an independent review and additional complaints related to the conduct of a Member. The Board’s conclusion was communicated to the individual concerned and is part of an ongoing process. The Co-Chairs of the Board will provide further details…
    September 15 2018
  • Providing guidance for setting Cochrane review priorities
    This is part of a series of Cochrane Blog posts about prioritization work by Cochrane Review Groups. You can read more about the project and the full series of blog post on the project page. Setting systematic review priorities is essential to ensure that Cochrane produces the right reviews. Allowing Cochrane stakeholders (consumers, healthcare…
    September 11 2018
  • Successfully engaging external partners – new guidance now available
    This is part of a series of Cochrane Blog posts about knowledge translation work carried out by knowledge translation working groups. You can read more about Knowledge Translation in Cochrane and discover more resources for partnerships development. Here Sylvia de Haan, Senior Advisor on Centres, Partnerships & Fundraising, tells us more…
    September 11 2018
  • Introducing Knowledge Translation in Cochrane
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the introduction of a new, freely available set of learning resources for Knowledge Translation in Cochrane. Launched as part of, these resources will provide anyone working as part of Cochrane with an introduction to Knowledge Translation (KT), its key themes and KT audiences.  They provide…
    September 10 2018
  • trategy to 2020: 2018 Mid-Year Dashboard and Organisational Targets Report now available
    Strategy to 2020 is Cochrane’s strategic plan. It aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Learn about the organisation’s achievements in delivering the Strategy so far this year in: The Mid-Year Targets Report Quarter 2 Organisational Dashboard
    September 10 2018
  • Agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting at the Edinburgh Colloquium now available
    The agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held in Edinburgh on 17 September 2018 are now available to view online. The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the Council is to provide: A forum for Cochrane Groups to consider high-level…
    September 10 2018
  • Cochrane launches Fast-Track Service
    The new Cochrane Fast-Track Service provides a rapid ‘journal-like’ editorial process for some of Cochrane’s highest priority reviews. The Fast-Track editorial process is managed by the Editorial and Methods Department Fast-Track Team, in collaboration with the relevant Cochrane Review Group. It will draw on the combined expertise and resources…
    September 7 2018
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