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2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting - Athens, Greece

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:40

Event: 2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 3-8 May 2015

Location: Electra Palace Hotel, Athens, Greece

Website: https://athens2015.cochrane.org/

The 2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting will take place in Athens in May 2015, hosted by Roberto D’Amico (Director of the Italian Cochrane Centre) and Marialena Trivella (Head of the local organising committee).

External link for more information:  https://athens2015.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Introducing Project Transform: Bringing people and technology together for evidence production

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 07:31

We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide the Cochrane community with an update on Project Transform, which the Cochrane Steering Group has recently approved for funding as part of the Cochrane Game Changer initiative. Over the next three years this project will work with the wider Cochrane community to improve the way people, processes, and technologies come together to produce Cochrane content.

External link for more information:  http://community.cochrane.org/transform Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Project Transform team Email address:  transform@cochrane.org

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Update: Cochrane Brand, February 2015

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 14:26

Now that we have begun the process of rolling out Cochrane’s new visual identity and logo with the relaunch of cochrane.org and the Cochrane Library, we wanted to update on a few common questions we are receiving following the launch, as well as tell you about next steps and timings for rebranding groups and reskinning  websites. We will also post this information on cochrane.org/brand, and will be setting up an online forum so we can answer any brand questions you may have.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@cochrane.org

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XIV Annual Meeting - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network - Montevideo, Uruguay

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 13:55

Event: XIV Annual Meeting - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

Dates: 20-22 May 2015

Organised by: Fondo Nacional de Recursos.

For more information, please contact the chairman Dr. Oscar Gianneo, or Cochrane_Uruguay@fnr.gub.uy

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Maroussia Tzanova Email address:  maroussia@cochrane.es

All aboard the #CochraneExpress!

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 12:40

The #CochraneExpress is an against-the-clock challenge to develop a priority-listed Cochrane review from published protocol to full review in around 12 hours of elapsed time from a temporary base on a train travelling to the Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna (date TBC). The journey will be captured using documentary film to showcase the evidence-to-clinical practice process and its technology-enabled future.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Hobson Email address:  anna.hobson@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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Survey: Cochrane-WHO Collaboration

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 12:17

Cochrane is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). We need to renew our work plan with them in 2015.

We need to know from you about any current or planned collaboration you have with the WHO to help put this plan together. We would also like to know your opinion about this collaboration.

WHO is an important partner in using evidence for health policy development, so your help is really important to Cochrane’s mission.

External link for more information:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CollaborationWHO Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sylvia de Haan Email address:  sdehaan@cochrane.org

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Cochrane UK releases three RevMan training videos

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 12:02

Cochrane UK have released three training videos in the form of short screen casts, narrated by Chris Cates, as part of a series called “Entering data with the RevMan Calculator”.  These provide a step-by-step guide to support author teams on how to use the RevMan calculator for data entry with continuous outcomes:

1.  Calculating missing standard deviations

2.  Combining arms with continuous outcomes

3.  Is it really as standard deviation?

External link for more information:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-DFRXToqEVxlbJc5... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane UK Email address:  general@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Consumer Network Executive announces appointment of new members

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 11:16

The Consumer Network is pleased to announce that there have been changes to the membership of the Consumer Network (CCNET) Executive following a call for nominations.

We received two nominations for two positions and therefore, with effect from the Athens Mid-year meeting, Caroline Struthers and Sara Yaron will be joining the team, replacing Silvana Simi who will be standing down, and filling a vacant position.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Richard Morley Email address:  rmorley@cochrane.org

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Update: Cochrane Events Strategic Review

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 10:39

Did you know that our annual Cochrane Colloquium is actually one year older than our organization itself? It will be held for the 23rd time in 2015, when we meet in Vienna from 3-7 October.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Juliane Ried Email address:  jried@cochrane.org

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Cochrane CEAD team announces appointment of Internal Communications and Content Officer

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:39

The Cochrane Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Internal Communications and Content Officer, Muriah Umoquit.

Muriah brings with her more than 10 years of experience in research, knowledge translation, communications, and digital content. Prior to joining Cochrane, Muriah has held roles in a variety of health research and communications environments, including the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy and Cancer Care Ontario.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Nancy Owens Email address:  cead@cochrane.org

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New resource collection for Cochrane Editors

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 05:33

Cochrane Editors are invited to access a new collection of training and information resources, available on the Cochrane Training website. The resources cover publication ethics, editing Cochrane methods, editorial feedback and peer review, copy editing and journalology, and are sourced from a number of expert organisations and publications. We hope the collection will be both interesting and useful to Editors interested in improving their skills or keeping up-to-date.

External link for more information:  http://training.cochrane.org/editors Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Miranda Cumpston Email address:  mcumpston@cochrane.org

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Changes at the Chinese Cochrane Centre

Sat, 31/01/2015 - 11:21

The Chinese Cochrane Centre is pleased to announce that following the appointment of Xin Sun as the Centre Director in November 2014, Joey Kwong has now joined the team as Assistant Director.

External link for more information:  http://www.ebm.org.cn Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Joey Kwong Email address:  jswkwong@hotmail.com

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EMBASE project update: 100,000 records screened!

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 16:00

Dear all,
It has been a little while since we last updated on the project and now that 2014 has come to an end, it seems a good opportunity to relay some of the key events of the year and our plans for the future.

As of the end of December 2014, 746 people have signed up; we've identified more than 4000 RCTs/q-RCTs, and screened 104,000 records!

Those are metrics I think we can all feel very proud of.

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/embase Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Noel-Storr Email address:  anna.noel-storr@rdm.ox.ac.uk

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Cochrane Innovations announces appointment of Product Development Manager

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:28

Cochrane Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of Giulia Boselli as our new Product Development Manager.

Giulia has a Masters in International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy, and spent her early career working for international organisations managing field research projects in East Africa and South East Asia, and more recently worked for a health start-up company in Europe supporting their product development initiatives.

External link for more information:  http://innovations.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Charlotte Pestridge Email address:  cpestridge@cochrane.org

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News from the Cochrane Child Health Field

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 02:13

The Cochrane Child Health Field is pleased to announce that Denise Thomson, long-time Field Co-ordinator, has accepted a new full-time position with the Alberta unit of Canada’s national Strategies for Patient-Oriented Research initiative. This is an exciting opportunity for Denise and we wish her very well in her new role. Denise will not be leaving the Child Health Field entirely, however; she has been appointed as a Field Director, joining Drs. Ricardo Fernandes (Portugal), Lisa Hartling (Canada), and Katrina Williams (Australia).

External link for more information:  http://childhealth.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lisa Hartling Email address:  hartling@ualberta.ca

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Cochrane Canada Policy Webinar Series - Jan-Mar 2015

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:21

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Keep an eye out for:

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/cochrane-canada-live-webinars Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Alicia Marshall Email address:  alimarshall@ohri.ca

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Cochrane Canada Policy Webinar Series - Jan-Mar 2015

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:21

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Keep an eye out for:

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/cochrane-canada-live-webinars Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Alicia Marshall Email address:  alimarshall@ohri.ca

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Call for applications: Complementary Medicine Field Bursary Scheme 2014

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:33

The Cochrane Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field is pleased to announce our 2014 bursary scheme made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and published in the Cochrane Library.

External link for more information:  http://cam.cochrane.org/bursary-scheme Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Susan Wieland Email address:  swieland@som.umaryland.edu

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Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor honoured with Netherlands royal award

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:04

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Rob Scholten Email address:  R.J.P.Scholten@umcutrecht.nl

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Staff changes in Cochrane's Finance and Core Services team

Sun, 07/12/2014 - 07:31

Cochrane's Finance and Core Services team is delighted to announce the appointment of Maya Sapir as the new Office Assistant. Maya replaces Annie Webster who is leaving Cochrane on 9 January to return to student life and complete a PhD.

Annie has been with Cochrane for just over a year and has made a great contribution to the team, especially with her work on the GameChangers project and with the Consumer Co-ordinator. We bid her a fond farewell and wish her the very best success in her future.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/contact Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Maria Burgess Email address:  mburgess@cochrane.org

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