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
Several prizes are awarded annually to Cochrane contributors at the organisation's annual Colloquium. The 2014 calls for nominations for three of the prizes are currently open, with nominations being accepted until 22 July 2014. All Cochrane contributors are encouraged to review the prize criteria and consider nominating colleagues whose work is worthy of recognition in these important areas.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for depression research in the UK
A new UK-wide survey about depression has been launched by a partnership of mental health groups, supported by the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety, and Neurosis Group. The survey is to help determine the questions that people have about depression, and will collect questions from people affected, their friends, family, carers, and clinicians. The information gathered will help inform depression research.
We believe research can improve lives, and are asking people affected by depression to help us help researchers. Visit www.depressionarq.org to take part.External link for more information: http://www.depressionarq.org Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Chris Champion Email address: email@example.com
The National Clinical Guideline Centre, hosted by the Royal College of Physicians is offering one day training courses in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis at various locations in the UK. This course can be taken on its own or in conjunction with our course on critical appraisal.
When: 4 June 2014 at 09:30
Where: University of Leicester
This one-day course will give participants the basic skills to enable them to design and perform a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (interventions).External link for more information: http://www.ncgc.ac.uk/Training-Courses/14-Systematic+re... Event date: Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 4 June 2014 (All day) (Europe/Berlin) Location: Leicester, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Jennifer Hill Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 June 2014
A new version of Archie (4.5) is now released, with new features, including:
- Review dates as insertable fields in task emails
- Show/Use RevMan version check-in info
For the full details, see What's new.Contributors's Information Contributor's name: Javier Mayoral Email Address: email@example.com
The National Clinical Guideline Centre, hosted by the Royal College of Physicians is offering one day training courses in critical appraisal at various locations in the UK. This course can be taken on its own or in conjunction with our course on systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
When: 3 June 2014 at 09:30
Where: University of LeicesterExternal link for more information: http://www.ncgc.ac.uk/training-courses Event date: Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 3 June 2014 - 9:30am (Europe/Berlin) Location: Leicester, UK Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Jennifer Hill Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 June 2014Contributors's Information Contributor's name: Tom Cracknell Email Address: email@example.com
In the first part, the workshop “Understanding, using and grading evidence from diagnostic interventions” aims at introducing the concept of
1. diagnostic studies (as compared to therapeutic studies), including discussing several main diagnostic study designs, the measures of diagnostic test accuracy studies and
2. systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy using the Cochrane Collaborations methodology
Basic course in evidence-based medicine
This course is an introduction for users of systematic reviews, as well as for participants who are considering writing a review themselves and want to get more information about the process.
Participants gain insight into the background of systematic reviews and their role in evidence-based medicine. In addition, they learn to evaluate studies and reviews critically in guided group work.
Content: Hands-on tutorial on The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and Review Manager review production software, and more.
Professor Hywel Williams, Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Skin Group, has been elected a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Williams is Foundation Professor in Dermato-Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, Chair of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Commissioning Board, and has served as Co-ordinating Editor of the Skin Group since its establishment in 1997.
Cochrane offers its warmest congratulations to Professor Hywel Williams on this achievement, and best wishes for continued success.External link for more information: http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/fellows/fellowship-news/new-f... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane CEAD Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
RevMan 5.3 beta is available to download now for both PC and Mac platforms. This is intended to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next version of the RevMan software. Please note that this download is available for testing purposes only, and for exploring the latest version’s new features.External link for more information: http://tech.cochrane.org/news/revman-53-beta-now-live Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Tom Cracknell Email address: email@example.com
29 May 2014Contributors's Information Contributor's name: Tom Cracknell Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cochrane Training is drafting a new Training Strategy to plan organisational training activities over the next three years. Your assistance is needed to help identify those activities that will provide the greatest benefit to Cochrane contributors.
The formal consultation period is 26 May to 13 June 2014 (three weeks), and full details of the consultation are available on the Cochrane Training website. You can provide your feedback in a number of ways:External link for more information: http://training.cochrane.org/about/strategy Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Miranda Cumpston Email address: email@example.com
Economic evaluations are increasingly used as tools to inform decision-makers about the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. Such evaluations are often undertaken during the late stages of the technology development (i.e. around the time of product launch or, in some cases, post-launch). However, there is an increasing need for the manufacturers of the technology to appraise the likely cost-effectiveness of the intervention before making decisions on price and indication, as well as to inform the development of clinical trials.
The Cochrane Neonatal Review Group Newsletter for May 2014 is now available.
In Memoriam: Jack Sinclair
John Collinson Sinclair MD,
September 27th 1933 to May 2nd 2014
Welcome Maria Ximena Rojas-Rejes
Neonatal PodcastsExternal link for more information: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=234c869138e62bc49d9...
Who should attend: All people wishing to undertake reviews of randomised studies.
This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice. After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.External link for more information: http://szg.cochrane.org/workshops-training-and-events Event date: Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 17 June 2014 - 9:00am - 20 June 2014 - 5:00pm (Europe/Berlin) Location: Nottingham, UK