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  • diverse group of people
    Cochrane wants to welcome people, no matter who they are or where they live. The more varied perspectives we have, the better we can provide evidence to help inform health and healthcare decisions.   We have contributors, supporters and members from all over the world, but we know very little about our community and what is important to you. This…
    October 15 2021
  • Upcoming events
    A round-up of upcoming Cochrane events and conferences For workshops and courses, please see the Training site listing.  To have your non-training event listed here or to let us know about a conference you are attending, please email Richard Devany at rdevany@cochrane.org  Early Career Professionals - Upcoming activities If you are interested…
    October 14 2021
  • russian evidence essentials page
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of Cochrane Evidence Essentials modules in Russian Cochrane Evidence Essentials is an introduction to evidence-based medicine (EBM), clinical trials and Cochrane evidence. It was originally designed for healthcare consumers (patients, care givers, family members), policy makers, and members of the…
    October 12 2021
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    Following a call for agenda items three weeks prior to the meeting, the agenda and papers for the Cochrane Council meeting to be held by videoconference on October 6 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…
    October 5 2021
  • a woman sits at her desk and listents to a meeting while taking notes
    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 world.…
    September 28 2021
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    Cochrane has launched the Future Cochrane website which outlines how Cochrane might reimagine the way it produces evidence synthesis in the future. There are different options we could pursue; the Future Cochrane website presents one potential model for our community to consider. The site lays the model out graphically, with additional information…
    September 28 2021
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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…
    September 23 2021
  • 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…
    September 20 2021
  • a black woman sits at a desk with her laptop open before her, with a grid of people's faces on her screen
    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…
    September 14 2021
  • 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…
    September 13 2021
  • stay in touch with Cochrane
    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…
    September 2 2021
  • 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 between…
    August 31 2021
  • 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…
    August 25 2021
  • 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 Executive…
    August 24 2021
  • 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 Cochrane…
    August 23 2021
  • ‘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…
    August 23 2021
  • People at table talking
    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 Cochrane's…
    August 19 2021
  • wooden avatars with comment boxes over their heads
    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 available…
    July 23 2021
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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)…
    July 23 2021
  • Business people discuss solving business problems
    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…
    July 23 2021
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