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Cochrane comes to Hyderabad, India in September 2014: How can we best use this opportunity to influence the trajectory of health care in the region and globally?

30 July 2014 - 2:00pm

Prathap Tharyan is Director of the South Asian Cochrane Centre (SACC), a longtime Cochrane contributor, and leads the team organizing this year’s Colloquium in Hyderabad, India. In this post he highlights some of the important themes and events of this not-to-be-missed conference.

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Revisions to the Cochrane Commercial Sponsorship Policy: what do contributors need to know?

2 July 2014 - 4:37pm

Lisa Bero, one of the Co-Chairs of the Cochrane Steering Group, and Cindy Farquhar, Managing Editor of the Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group and Co-Director of the New Zealand Cochrane Branch, have been closely involved with the recently completed revision of the Cochrane Commercial Sponsorship Policy. In this blog post, they provide some general information about the policy, and recent changes for Cochrane contributors.

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Is Wikipedia’s medical content really 90% wrong?

23 June 2014 - 12:53pm

Anwesh Chatterjee is a pulmonologist in the United Kingdom and longtime Wikipedia editor. He is the primary author of Wikipedia’s lung cancer article – one of those criticized by Hasty et al.

Robin M.T. Cooke is a peer-reviewed author with an interest in biomedical research, who collaborates with Wikipedia's medicine projects.

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How may I help you? The future of Cochrane Training

10 June 2014 - 5:07am

Miranda Cumpston is Cochrane’s Senior Training Co-ordinator, and is based at the Australasian Cochrane Centre in Melbourne. Her background is in health policy and public health, and she has been working for Cochrane, in Canada and Australia, since 2004.

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Cochrane Collaboration recruits talented Wikipedian In Residence

13 May 2014 - 1:55pm

Jake Orlowitz is an experienced Wikipedia editor and administrator, and a member of the Wiki Project Med Foundation board. He has been working with Cochrane contributors for more than a year on taking forward a working partnership between Cochrane and Wikipedia. In this blog post, he looks at the latest developments in this collaborative venture.

Cross-posted, with permission, from the Wikimedia Foundation Global Blog

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Communicating uncertainty of results: From ‘No difference’ to estimation in 9 links

1 May 2014 - 8:51am

Toby Lasserson has been a Senior Editor at the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) since 2010. In this blog post he reflects on the challenges of communicating statistical results and summarises a number of resources that might help authors report their findings in comprehensible and useful ways.

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