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  • RevMan calculator developed to improve data entry, transformation and transparency
    New functionality is now available in RevMan Web extending the number of ways data can be inputted when raw data from study reports does not match the format required for meta-analysis. Data entered into the calculator will also now be saved along with the calculated output, which will allow authors to better document how raw data have been…
    July 23 2021
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    The Plain Language Summary Project, which began in May 2020 to see whether a team of professional writers could improve the quality, consistency, and translatability of Cochrane PLSs, has now ended. The project was undertaken with the support of Central Executive Team staff and a number of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), and support from our…
    July 21 2021
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    Have your say on the Cochrane Convenes programme by filling in a short questionnaire Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-organized with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) in October 2021.  Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural…
    July 19 2021
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    Dear friends and colleagues, We are very pleased to introduce you to our new organizational strategic plan, the Strategy for Change. This one-page plan will guide our organizational priorities and objectives for the next two years, 2021-2023. You can read it here. You can also read the plan in Spanish. The Strategy for Change was approved by the…
    July 15 2021
  • Question marks on post-it notes
    The Cochrane Help and Support Centre is an online portal that allows you to search for answers to common queries about Cochrane's work. If you don't find what you are looking for, you can open a support ticket to be dealt with by the different support teams, including Cochrane Support (for all general queries), ME Support (for Managing Editors),…
    July 15 2021
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    Who are my stakeholders? What can they offer me? What can I offer them? And how do I begin engaging them? These were some of the questions tackled by NIHR Network Support Fellows Roses Parker (Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory Network; MOSS) and Eve Tomlinson (Cochrane Cancer Network) as they embarked on stakeholder engagement…
    July 9 2021
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    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.…
    July 8 2021
  • Gathering of our Global Community
    Dear Community members and friends, We would like to thank those of you who joined us for Cochrane’s virtual Governance Meetings last week.   We’re delighted that 360 members from 49 countries attended the two sessions on 22 and 24 June; 128 one-to-one networking sessions were held; and 246 people were part of the breakout sessions. We…
    June 29 2021
  • Faces of a Crowd
    A round-up of Cochrane community news from contributors, colleagues, and partners - updated through the month. For community events, please see our 'events round-up'.  If you would like an item added here, please email Lydia Parsonson <lparsonson@cochrane.org> with the link.  June 2021 Cochrane Eyes and Vision is seeking to appoint new…
    June 28 2021
  • Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina
    The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2021. However, we are…
    June 18 2021
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    Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues, With less than a week to go until Cochrane’s 2021 Governance Meetings, here’s some important information.  We are delighted to have more than 320 registered for the online events -  09:00 – 12:00 (UTC+01:00) on 22 June (check time in your time zone), repeated 17:00 – 20:00 (UTC+01:00) on 24 June (check time…
    June 17 2021
  • Ella Flemyng
    The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2021. However, we are…
    June 15 2021
  • In Memory
    Dr Murray Enkin, whose work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, died on 6 June 2021.  An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not…
    June 14 2021
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    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.…
    June 11 2021
  • New Cochrane Council Members
    The Cochrane Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. At its teleconference on 14 April, Council members voted unanimously to create two Council seats for members of the Early Career Professionals Network. We are delighted to welcome Santiago Castiello de Obeso…
    June 11 2021
  • Anne Anderson
    The Annual Anne Anderson Walk is a cherished annual social event in Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host-city by foot with a guide. Donations by participants are made to next year's Anne Anderson Award. Given current COVID-19 circumstances, the Cochrane community will be not be gathering for the Colloquium in 2021. However, we can…
    June 10 2021
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    Communication tips that are easy to implement and take minimal time.As part of the KT mentorship program, Roses Parker who is a NIHR Network Support Fellow, wanted to find out more about what the capacity, challenges, and priorities were for the Cochrane MOSS review groups that she was working with when it came to doing communications via social…
    June 7 2021
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    Cochrane has launched a new policy for the management of potentially problematic studies that are eligible for inclusion in a Cochrane Review. The policy defines problematic studies as “any published or unpublished study where there are serious questions about the trustworthiness of the data or findings, regardless of whether the study has been…
    June 3 2021
  • Aerial view of Planet Earth with clouds, horizon and little bit of space, make feelings of being in heaven. Cloudscape and stratosphere from above at 30000 feet.
    As people around the planet observe World Environment Day on June 5, those of us working within Cochrane may wonder how we can contribute to alleviating the world’s environmental problems.  In recent years there has been increasing awareness that climate change poses major challenges for human health and health systems.  The Cochrane Climate-…
    June 1 2021
  • Tender and Funding Round-Up
    A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month. Additional funding resources  Download an Excel list of UK health evidence funders (last updated March 2021)   Wellcome : Discovery AwardsLink:  https://wellcome.org/about-us/strategy/how-…
    May 31 2021
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