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Tweetchat for patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes

www.cochrane.org - 17 November 2014 - 5:41pm

Three Cochrane Review Groups - Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS), Musculoskeletal (MSG) and Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD) - are planning to hold an hour-long Tweetchat on patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes on Tuesday 9th December, at 13:00 GMT, using the hashtag #CCFibro.

For more information, see below:

Objective: for Cochrane Review Groups to engage with relevant consumer and patient groups using simple questions to identify important outcomes in fibromyalgia, via Twitter.

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

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Canadian Cochrane Centre announces winners of its 'What's your story?' competition

www.cochrane.org - 14 November 2014 - 11:20pm

The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 'What's your story?' competition, highlighting stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on the lives of Canadians.

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/winners-whats-your-story-compe... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lori Tarbett Email address:  ltarbett@ohri.ca

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RA4 - Advanced Topics in the Analysis & Reporting of Systematic Reviews - 12th February 2015 - Oxford

All Cochrane Workshops - 14 November 2014 - 4:07pm

RA4 contains a large amount of training material and activities to cover common issues which arise with continuous data types. It also covers how to deal with data in different formats, over-coming unit of analysis issues and dealing with multiplicity in reviews, as well as using GRADE and Summary of Findings Tables. The workshop aims to raise awareness of a variety of methods that are available for use in systematic reviews to overcome common pitfalls, and to empower review authors to seek statistical support when appropriate.

External link for more information:  http://ukcc.cochrane.org/workshop-ra4-advanced-topics-a... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 12 February 2015 (All day) (Europe/London) Location:  Oxford, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Carly Mole Email address:  carly.mole@cochrane.nhs.uk

RA2 - The Methods Section of the Protocol - Oxford, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 14 November 2014 - 4:02pm

RA2 is usually run on the day following RA1, so authors can choose to take the two days in succession or as stand-alone courses. This day is designed to help authors further develop their protocol, introducing them to searching for studies, study selection and data collection procedures, risk of bias, and analysis topics which require planning at the protocol stage. The day contains activities which enable authors to reflect on their own protocol and time to work in RevMan.

External link for more information:  http://ukcc.cochrane.org/workshop-ra2-methods-section-p... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 28 January 2015 (All day) (Europe/London) Location:  Oxford, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Carly Mole Email address:  carly.mole@cochrane.nhs.uk

RA1 - Beginning a Systematic Review Protocol - Oxford, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 14 November 2014 - 4:01pm
 

RA1 is targeted at authors who are at the very beginning of the review process and includes small group discussions around each authors review question. This workshop also incorporates an introduction to RevMan, and the appropriate procedures for working on a protocol using RevMan.

External link for more information:  http://ukcc.cochrane.org/workshop-ra1-beginning-systema... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 27 January 2015 (All day) (Europe/London) Location:  Oxford, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Carly Mole Email address:  carly.mole@cochrane.nhs.uk

Cochrane seeks Head of Learning and Support - London, UK (preferred)

www.cochrane.org - 14 November 2014 - 6:31am

Post: Head of Learning and Support

Specifications: Full time, permanent

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Closing date for applications: 12 December 2014

External link for more information:  http://training.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Rachael Wallwork Email address:  rwallwork@cochrane.org

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

www.cochrane.org - 13 November 2014 - 2:21pm

Quite a few when you work as a team!

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

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James Lind Alliance launches Priority Setting Partnership for hearing loss research

www.cochrane.org - 13 November 2014 - 5:50am

A new survey about prioritising research questions in mild to moderate hearing loss has been launched by the James Lind Alliance (JLA), with the support of UK-based Cochrane contributors. The JLA has set up a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to identify unanswered questions for mild-moderate hearing loss; its causes, diagnosis, management and self-management.

External link for more information:  http://www.hearinglink.org/jla-psp/survey Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sarah Chapman Email address:  Sarah.Chapman@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group announces the establishment of a Suicide and Self-Harm Satellite

www.cochrane.org - 11 November 2014 - 1:31am

It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (CCDAN) announces the formation of a Suicide and Self-Harm satellite based in Swansea, Wales.

External link for more information:  http://ccdan.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Antibiotics: on-the-spot tests reduce unnecessary prescriptions

www.cochrane.org - 6 November 2014 - 9:17pm

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, November 6, 2014
[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 5 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), November 6]

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

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

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Evaluate the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium

www.cochrane.org - 6 November 2014 - 6:24am

Please take some time to fill out the evaluation forms for the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium using the link provided below.  

If you were a day registrant, you can give your feedback just for that particular day.

External link for more information:  https://colloquium.cochrane.org/22nd-cochrane-colloquiu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Joseph Email address:  annajoseph@cmcvellore.ac.in

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Plain Language Summaries guidance now available in RevMan

IMS Team news - 5 November 2014 - 5:41pm

5 November 2014

Wondering what to write in your Plain Language Summary? Cochrane's standards on writing Plain Language Summaries are now available in RevMan. Just click anywhere in the Plain Language Summary section and the 12 standards will appear in the Guidance Pane on the right side of the screen. To open the Guidance Pane, click 'Guidance' on the View menu.

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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The User Experience Group - its scope, remit, principles and procedures

IMS Team news - 5 November 2014 - 5:23pm

5 November 2014

The User Experience Group (UXG) is about finding the best ways to make Cochrane software with a great user experience. The User Experience Group Procedures document outlines in detail how individual user suggestions are reviewed and processed by the UXG.

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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Archie 4.8 Released

IMS Team news - 5 November 2014 - 9:57am

5 November 2014

A new version of Archie (4.8) is now released, with new features, including:

  • Description and year fields in CRG Sources of Support
  • Show stars in Favourites folder
  • Many changes to support translation and improve the Smartling integration

For the full details, see What's new

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Javier Mayoral

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Women with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 4 November 2014 - 5:54am

Professor Tony Marson has been a consultant neurologist at The Walton Centre since 2003. He leads the Liverpool Epilepsy Research Group and is also Director of the UK Epilepsy Research Network; Deputy Director of the MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research; Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Epilepsy Group; and leads the National Audit of Seizure Management in Hospitals.

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The Nottingham Systematic Review Course - Nottingham, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 1 November 2014 - 11:24pm

 Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nott

External link for more information:  https://szg.cochrane.org/workshops-training-and-events Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 16 June 2015 - 9:00am - 19 June 2015 - 5:00pm (Europe/London) Location:  University of Nottingham, Triumph Nottingham, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  David Gosling-Lewis Email address:  david-lewis@review-solutions.cn

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

www.cochrane.org - 30 October 2014 - 11:11am

The first ever citation screening challenge is complete!

Starting at 15:00 GMT on Friday 31st October and running for 48 hours, around 75 EMBASE project screeners worked their way through 20,709 citations, in the process identifying 1713 RCTs. To put this into context, this work, completed in two days, is about the same amount of records as screeners typically review in two months.

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

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Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication - new Cochrane Evidence

www.cochrane.org - 30 October 2014 - 3:34am

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, October 30, 2014
[20.01 Hours US Eastern Time (EDT), October 29 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), October 30]

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

External link for more information:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD0... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Upgrade of Cochrane development and testing servers

IMS Team news - 29 October 2014 - 2:23pm

29 October 2014

The Cochrane Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) is pleased to announce that the planned upgrade of our development and testing servers is now complete. This upgrade provides us with a faster, more efficient, and more secure environment, supporting the development of IKMD projects.

Contributors's Information Contributor's name:  Tom Cracknell Email Address:  tcracknell@cochrane.org

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