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  • Defining Cochrane’s Next Chapter
    In 2021, we presented a new model for producing evidence synthesis to the Cochrane community, a model built to be sustainable, attractive to suitable funders and allowing us to flexibly respond to global health issues with timely synthesized evidence. Many of you provided excellent feedback for which I’d sincerely like to thank you. Through the…
    January 12 2022
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    Jennifer Dawson, PhD has worked with Cochrane as the Wikipedia in Residence since 2016. 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. Here she shares a few of her top FAQs on how to…
    January 5 2022
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    Dear Community members and friends, Context So much happens in a year. Last year, Cochrane responded quickly to the pandemic with rapid, living reviews – sharing the best evidence on key interventions and diagnostic tests to support the world in tackling this unprecedented challenge.  We made all of our Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources freely…
    December 21 2021
  • Monserrat Conde
    The Cochrane Council welcomes Monserrat Conde, who was recently appointed as the Council member representing Cochrane Fields alongside Stefano Negrini, Council Co-Chair. Monserrat is a Co-director and the Field Executive of Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership (CCGAP), where she is involved in evidence syntheses and leads knowledge…
    December 21 2021
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    Jennifer Dawson, PhD has worked with Cochrane as the Wikipedian in Residence since 2016. 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. Here she shares how Wikipedia works, what…
    December 20 2021
  • Wai Cheng
    The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The winner then designates the cash award to assist a woman from a low-resource setting with her Cochrane activities. Here the winner of the 2021 cash award reports back…
    December 13 2021
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    Dear Colleagues, Cochrane’s Central Executive Team offices will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022. During this period, out-of-office alerts will be activated – this includes for all IT support issues. We will be monitoring Cochrane platforms to reduce the chances of any unplanned or emergency…
    December 7 2021
  • Tiny people testing quality
    Rachel Craven, Product Lead of Cochrane Library, recently incorporated user experience research to help improve the right-hand navigation beside reviews in the Cochrane Library. Here she shares more about that project and offers her 3 top tips that you can incorporate into your projects at Cochrane.  At Cochrane we want to make sure that our…
    December 3 2021
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    The agenda for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on December 1 are now available to view online. The supporting papers can be viewed here 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…
    November 30 2021
  • Elections to the Cochrane Governing Board: Results
    Thank you to those who voted in the recent Governing Board election. Over 600 people cast their votes.   We’re delighted to announce that the following candidates have been elected: CHI, Yuan GREEN, Sally (re-elected for a second term) PARDO PARDO, Jordi (re-elected for a second term) PERSAD, Emma PIECHOTTA, Vanessa Three elected…
    November 29 2021
  • Paula Williamson
    William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat contradictory responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and…
    November 29 2021
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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, We hope you are doing well, as this year begins to close, and that this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Organizational and editorial updates Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare joins forces with the BMJ to explore new ways to make health systems healthier. We’re very happy to share this new…
    November 26 2021
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    On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the Cochrane Community gathered together to hear updates on Cochrane's approach to Open Access, celebrate the 2021 Prize and Awards winners, and hear from representatives of the Cochrane Climate-Health Working Group.  Recordings from the event are available below. Statistics of attendance at the event and a summary…
    November 26 2021
  • Siew Cheng Foong
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    November 23 2021
  • Survey check boxes
    Cochrane has invested significant amounts of time and money into improving the author experience. We have also been raising methodological expectations, which makes it increasingly challenging to be an author of a Cochrane review. In 2019 an author survey focusing on author experience in three key areas was sent out: editorial experience; learning…
    November 19 2021
  • Survey round-up
    A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month.        Feedback on Early Career Professional (ECP) Cochrane Groups' activities and eventsGeneral information: A brief survey to collect feedback about the events of our Cochrane ECP…
    November 19 2021
  • Jackie Ho
    Congratulations to Jackie Ho, Winner of 2021 Anne Anderson Prize The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually. Who was Anne Anderson? Anne…
    November 17 2021
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    Each month, Cochrane's Editor in Chief hosts an interactive webinar for the Cochrane Community. 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 world. These…
    November 12 2021
  • Cochrane is on Slack…join us!
    Cochrane is using Slack, an online collaboration and chat platform, to encourage communication between members of our core community. Using Slack, you can connect with your own Cochrane Group or Centre, other Cochrane Groups, and Central Executive Team members easily. Slack is a true collaboration platform; apart from chatting with team members…
    November 3 2021
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    Voting is now closed for the current Governing Board election. View the results here Visit elections.cochrane.org to view the candidates standing, read their Candidate Statements, and cast your votes by 25 November. All Cochrane Members are entitled to vote in this election. Membership is defined as having accepted the Terms & Conditions of…
    November 3 2021
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