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.
Intermediate level course
External link for more information: http://swiss.cochrane.org/fr/formations Event date: Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 26 September 2014 (All day) (Europe/Berlin) Location: Cité hospitalière, Salles Lisa et Pascal, Rue du Bugnon 23, 1010 Lausanne Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Lucienne Boujon Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: the closing date to register early and and take advantage of discounted rates for the 2014 Cochrane Colloquium at Hyderabad, India is 14 July. Don't delay!
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Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? If so, we’d like to announce the establishment of #cochraneauthor Twitter chats, focusing on issues of interest to the #cochraneauthor community. For our first chat, we discussed how Cochrane authors communicate with Cochrane - whether receiving information and news, providing feedback, or engaging with fellow Cochrane contributors.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: email@example.com
Useful systematic reviews are updated regularly and Cochrane methods for systematic reviews evolve over time. For those already familiar with Cochrane methods for systematic reviews this workshop aims to introduce authors to recent methodological changes.
This workshop is part of the Menzies School of Health Research short course program.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 16 July 2014 (All day) (Australia/Darwin) Location: Darwin, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Kelly Allen Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop provides an introduction to the key elements of Cochrane systematic reviews. Topics covered include the steps involved in a Cochrane review, defining a question, searching the literature, selecting and appraising included studies and what to consider when interpreting the results.
This workshop is part of the Menzies School of Health Research short course program.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 15 July 2014 (All day) (Australia/Darwin) Location: Darwin, Australia Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Kelly Allen Email address: email@example.com
The Cochrane Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) is happy to announce to all that Review Manager (RevMan 5.3) is now available!
To get it now, go to the download page or use Help > Check For Updates within current RevMan installations. Thanks to quick reports from early adopters, we’ve already fixed a few bugs that had slipped through beta testing, and we’re now at version 5.3.3.
RevMan 5.3 only contains changes that do not require moving to a new file format for reviews. Some of the highlights are:External link for more information: http://tech.cochrane.org/revman/download Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Jacob Riis Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The German Cochrane Centre is delighted to announce the establishment of the Hungarian Cochrane Branch (HBGCC), based at the University of Pécs. The Director of the HBGCC will be Professor Tamás Decsi, who is a professor of paediatrics and director of the Clinical Centre of the University of Pécs. Dr. Szimonetta Lohner, who has already worked at the GCC and was also closely involved in the establishment of the HBGCC, will be the scientific coordinator. One of the priorities of the HBGCC will be to support and increase Cochrane Review activity in Hungary.External link for more information: http://www.cochrane.de Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Gerd Antes Email address: email@example.com
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.
19 June 2014
We have discovered a serious problem with the global find and mark links function in RevMan 5.3 (new to RevMan 5.3) that can cause sections of tables to be deleted. We have released an update (RevMan 5.3.2) to fix the bug. Please upgrade your RevMan version to this new update, and check your review if you have been using this feature with any other 5.3 version.Contributors's Information Contributor's name: Javier Mayoral
The Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) has compiled two resources for use in producing Cochrane Reviews, using information gathered from the CEU review screening process.
Since September 2013, the CEU has screened 300 reviews; this work has enabled the identification of some common errors and examples of good practice which relate to the following issues:External link for more information: http://www.editorial-unit.cochrane.org/mecir Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Toby Lasserson Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re involved with Cochrane, then you probably have an opinion about how we support you in your work, how we communicate changes in methods and policies, and how we build capacity and engagement among our talented contributors. We’ve had some great responses to our consultation and online survey on the future directions of Cochrane’s Training & Professional Development Strategy, but we’d like more. Make sure that your voice is heard, and that contributors like you are represented as we make choices about the training and support activities that will make a difference to Cochrane.External link for more information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cochranetraining Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: email@example.com