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:
11 February 2014
New Wikiproject Medicine partnership boosts content
100 free accounts to The Cochrane Library for Wikipedia editors
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Wednesday 26th March 2014
AMREP Education Centre,
Melbourne VIC 3004
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.
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.
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 summaryExternal link for more information: http://www.thelancet.com/series/research
Event: EnRICH Innovative Trial Design Short
Organisation: SickKids Research Institute
Location: Toronto Canada
Date: 21-23 May 2014
Organisation: SickKids Research Institute
Location: Toronto Canada
Date: 21-23 May 2014External 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
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...
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.
Systematic Review Workshop "Qualitative Approaches to Evidence Synthesis" - Utrecht, The Netherlands
Systematic Review Workshop Qualitative approaches to Evidence Synthesis
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
26-27 May 2014External 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
Workshop for Systematic Review Authors: Use of Non-Randomized Studies in Practice Guidelines Development - Bogota, Colombia
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Review completion workshop
Alfred Centre, Melbourne
26-30 May 2014