In preparation for the Cochrane Board meeting in April 2019 in Krakow, an update paper was prepared to inform about the work with our external partners. Some of the key developments to note:
- The Knowledge Translation Working Group on Strategic Partnerships developed a guidance document to support partnership development by Cochrane groups. The guidance document, case studies and related resources are available from the KT partnership pages on the community website. This resource will be expanded further, and webinars around partnership development are expected to be developed in 2019 as well.
- The WHO has approved Cochrane’s report of the activities from 2016 to 2018, as well as a plan of work for 2019-2021. Cochrane’s status as NGO in official relation with WHO has therefore been renewed for three years until the end of 2021. In addition, a WHO blog series was started in 2019 to illustrate the wide range of interactions and collaboration the Cochrane community has with WHO.
- During the Edinburgh Colloquium, several (Special) Sessions were organised with key partners, including Choosing Wisely, WHO, Guidelines International Network, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Wikipedia. Some of these partnerships have been captured in the following video.
- A new Cochrane-Wikipedia project page has been set-up to facilitate sharing of evidence on Wikipedia.
The annex in the paper provides a detailed overview per partner, also specifying the plans for the coming months. For further information please contact Sylvia de Haan (Senior Advisor, External Affairs, Partnership, Fundraising) or Emma Thompson (Advocacy and Partnership Officer).
Cochrane organizational partnership information: