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Introducing the Cochrane Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD)

IMS Team news - 11 February 2014 - 5:34pm

13 February 2014

The new Cochrane Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) formally came in to place on January 1st 2014. This department sits within the Central Executive Team and is led by the Head of IKMD, Chris Mavergames, who sits in the Senior Management Team.

Our composition, new roles and a new recruit:

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Cochrane announces partnership initiative with Wikiproject Medicine

www.cochrane.org - 11 February 2014 - 1:05pm

Press Release
11 February 2014                              

New Wikiproject Medicine partnership boosts content
100 free accounts to The Cochrane Library for Wikipedia editors

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

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European Patients Academy selects ALOIS Community initiative as a model for patient partnership

www.cochrane.org - 11 February 2014 - 7:59am

The ALOIS Community has been included in the  European Patients Academy catalogue of models of successful and sustainable patient partnerships. 

The European Patients' Academy of Therapeutic Innovation has been established to "provide scientifically reliable, objective, comprehensive information to patients on the research and development process of medicines." In 2013 the Academy prepared a catalogue and a report on successful public private partnerships (PPPs) between patients’ organizations, industry, and academia. 

External link for more information:  http://www.patientsacademy.eu/index.php/en/news/262-sus... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  web@cochrane.org

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Author Training - DTA Reviews

All Cochrane Workshops - 10 February 2014 - 12:14pm

The UK Support Unit for Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) reviews offers (free!) training at Birmingham University. Training consists of 4 one-day modules and covers:

Module 1: Preparation for title registration

Module 2: Protocol production and searching

Module 3: Progressing your review

Module 4: Statistical Analysis

Visit the SRDTA website for full details including the dates when modules will be held & application forms.

External link for more information:  http://srdta.cochrane.org/dta-author-training-taught-mo... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Paul Good Email address:  a.p.good@bham.ac.uk

Improving healthcare and patient outcomes through research translation - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 6 February 2014 - 3:16am

Wednesday 26th March 2014


AMREP Education Centre,
Commercial Road,
Melbourne VIC 3004
Australia
(see link).

External link for more information:  http://epocaustralia.cochrane.org/improving-healthcare-... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 26 March 2014 (All day) (Europe/Berlin) Location:  AMREP Centre, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Caroline Menara Email address:  caroline.menara@monash.edu

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Systematic Reviews of Complex Interventions - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 6 February 2014 - 3:05am
Systematic Reviews of Complex InterventionsTuesday 25 March 2014 External link for more information:  http://acc.cochrane.org/cochrane-systematic-reviews-com... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 25 March 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Alfred Centre, Melbourne, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Caroline Menara Email address:  caroline.menara@monash.edu

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Invitation to participate: GRADE survey – Austrian Cochrane Branch

www.cochrane.org - 31 January 2014 - 10:37am

Dear Cochrane colleagues,

We would like to ask for 10 minutes of your time to answer a short survey (6 questions) about the interpretation of different grades of quality of evidence.

GRADE has become an important tool for systematic reviews to convey the confidence in effect estimates. A concern, however, is that producers and end-users of systematic reviews give different meanings to the terms “high”, “moderate”, “low”, and “very low” regarding the quality  of the evidence, which may lead to different interpretations of the same information.

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Cochrane mid-year meetings 2015 to be hosted by the Bahrain Branch of The Cochrane Collaboration

www.cochrane.org - 31 January 2014 - 10:19am

The Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group is pleased to announce that the Bahrain Branch of The Cochrane Collaboration will host the mid-year meetings of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group, Centre Directors and Entity Group Executives in 2015 in Bahrain.

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Cochrane Colloquium 2016 to be held in Seoul, South Korea

www.cochrane.org - 31 January 2014 - 10:16am

The Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group is pleased to announce that the 2016 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Seoul, South Korea.

The event will be organized and hosted by the Korean Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre and will be the third Colloquium in Asia after Singapore in 2009 and Hyderabad in 2014, and the first one in East Asia. This affirms Cochrane’s ambition and willingness to enhance capacity in this part of the world and address local and regional issues.

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The Lancet publishes open-access series on value and waste in biomedical research

www.cochrane.org - 30 January 2014 - 11:08am

The Lancet has published an open-access series addressing the topics of value and waste in biomedical research, with its list of authors including many Cochrane contributors.

The LancetResearch: increasing value, reducing waste

Published January 8, 2014

Executive summary

External link for more information:  http://www.thelancet.com/series/research

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EnRICH Innovative Trial Design Short Course - Toronto, Canada

All Cochrane Workshops - 30 January 2014 - 2:03am

Event: EnRICH Innovative Trial Design Short
Organisation: SickKids Research Institute
Location: Toronto Canada
Date: 21-23 May 2014

External link for more information:  http://www.cvent.com/d/j4q9vr Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 21 May 2014 (All day) - 23 May 2014 (All day) (America/Toronto) Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Martin Offringa Email address:  martin.offringa@sickkids.ca

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EnRICH Innovative Trial Design Short Course - Toronto, Canada

All Cochrane Workshops - 29 January 2014 - 1:29pm

Organisation: SickKids Research Institute
Location: Toronto Canada

Date: 21-23 May 2014

External link for more information:  http://www.cvent.com/d/j4q9vr Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 21 May 2014 (All day) - 23 May 2014 (All day) (America/Toronto) Location:  Toronto, Canada

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Consumer Stipends Open - Cochrane Canada Symposium 2014

www.cochrane.org - 29 January 2014 - 1:14pm

Consumer Stipends Open for the Cochrane Canada Symposium 2014

We offer stipends to help cover expenses, up to the amount of each allotted subsidy awarded, to attend our Symposium. While we recognize we are all consumers of healthcare services, we offer financial support for the attendance of:

External link for more information:  https://www.eventsforce.net/cochrane/frontend/reg/tOthe...

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Reviews for Africa Programme (RAP) Nigeria 2014 - Call for Applications

www.cochrane.org - 29 January 2014 - 12:58pm

The Reviews for Africa Programme aims to train African health researchers and providers in the science of research synthesis and assist them to initiate and prepare a Cochrane Systematic Review, ultimately for publication in The Cochrane Library.

External link for more information:  http://nigeria.cochrane.org/reviews-africa-programme-ra...

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BMJ and JAMA release oral history of EBM, featuring Cochrane pioneers

www.cochrane.org - 29 January 2014 - 5:55am

BMJ and JAMA have produced a video, focusing on the origins of the evidence-based medicine (EBM) movement and some of the people who have played a prominent part in its development.

External link for more information:  http://ebm.jamanetwork.com/index.html Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane Communications Email address:  web@cochrane.org

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Systematic Review Workshop "Qualitative Approaches to Evidence Synthesis" - Utrecht, The Netherlands

All Cochrane Workshops - 27 January 2014 - 1:11pm

2-day workshop

Systematic Review Workshop Qualitative approaches to Evidence Synthesis

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

26-27 May 2014

External link for more information:  http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/mesrg/semi... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 26 May 2014 (All day) - 27 May 2014 (All day) (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Universiteit Utrecht De Uithof Heidelberglaan 2 3584 CE Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Workshop for Systematic Review Authors: Use of Non-Randomized Studies in Practice Guidelines Development - Bogota, Colombia

All Cochrane Workshops - 23 January 2014 - 11:15am

The Cochrane Sexually Transmitted Infections Group and the National University of Colombia invite to the

Workshop for Systematic Review Authors:
Use of Non-Randomized Studies in Practice Guidelines Development

This event will be held in Bogota, Colombia on February 5th and 6th, 2014.

The facilitators will be Holger Schünemann and Nancy Santesso.

External link for more information:  http://sticr.cochrane.org/blog/workshop-systematic-revi... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 5 February 2014 (All day) - 6 February 2014 (All day) (America/Bogota) Location:  Bogota, Colombia

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Mastering the art of Plain Language Summaries - Oxford, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 22 January 2014 - 2:37pm

UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford
25 February 2014

For Cochrane Authors & MEs. There are limited spaces so sign up soon!

 

External link for more information:  http://eepurl.com/Np7Tb Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 25 February 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Europe/London) Location:  UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Holly Millward Email address:  holly.millward@cochrane.nhs.uk

Introduction to writing a Cochrane Review - Adelaide, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 22 January 2014 - 3:25am

Introduction to writing a Cochrane systematic review
Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
14-16 May 2014

This three-day workshop is designed for new authors starting a Cochrane systematic review. A mixture of presentations and hands-on sessions will give you an overview of all the methods required to write your protocol and get started on the review.

External link for more information:  http://acc.cochrane.org/2014-timetable-registration Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 14 May 2014 (All day) - 16 May 2014 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Caroline Menara Email address:  caroline.menara@monash.edu

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Review Completion Workshop - Melbourne, Australia

All Cochrane Workshops - 22 January 2014 - 3:20am

Review completion workshop
Alfred Centre, Melbourne
26-30 May 2014

External link for more information:  http://acc.cochrane.org/2014-timetable-registration Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 26 May 2014 (All day) - 30 May 2014 (All day) (Australia/Melbourne) Location:  Alfred Centre, Melbourne Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Caroline Menara Email address:  caroline.menara@monash.edu

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