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The EMBASE screening project: six months old and going strong

www.cochrane.org - 28 August 2014 - 2:17pm

The EMBASE screening project went live in February 2014 with a very small group of screeners just to make sure things were working well. After a couple of weeks of testing and tweaking, the full roll-out began with some key Cochrane communications. Within a matter of days more than 100 people signed up to become EMBASE screeners. As of August 2014, 563 people have signed up to the EMBASE screening project, and the team has collectively screened 65761 citations and identified 1944 RCTs.

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Countdown to the 2014 #CochraneTech Symposium

IMS Team news - 28 August 2014 - 10:07am

28 August 2014

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

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Students 4 Best Evidence announces Wiki Week, September 2014

www.cochrane.org - 28 August 2014 - 7:06am

From Monday 15th to Friday 19th September 2014, Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE, S4BE.org) are launching their S4BE Wikipedia Week and Edit-a-thon – prizes included! Following on from the exciting new joint initiative between Cochrane and Wikipedia, the UK Cochrane Centre (an S4BE partner) has encouraged S4BE to set up this event.

External link for more information:  http://www.students4bestevidence.net/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Developing a Protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review - Vellore, India

All Cochrane Workshops - 25 August 2014 - 12:30pm

Who should attend?
This workshop is meant for those who have a registered title for a Cochrane Systematic Review with The Cochrane Collaboration or are working on a registered protocol for a Cochrane Systematic Review or wish to u

External link for more information:  http://cochrane-sacn.org/index.php/component/ohanah/wor... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 17 November 2014 - 9:00am - 21 November 2014 - 5:00pm (Indian/Mahe) Location:  Stem Cell Centre, Christian Medical College, Bagayam, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Joseph Email address:  annajoseph@cmcvellore.ac.in

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Author Training - London, Ontario, Canada

All Cochrane Workshops - 25 August 2014 - 11:01am

Author Training Workshop – 7-9 November 2014

Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Review Group

Are you thinking of undertaking a Cochrane Review? Have you recently registered a review title with a Cochrane Group? If so, please join us at Western University for Cochrane's standard author training course in November 2014.

External link for more information:  http://ibd-fbd.cochrane.org/ Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 7 November 2014 (All day) - 9 November 2014 (All day) (America/Toronto) Location:  Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, London, Ontario, Canada Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  John K. MacDonald Email address:  john.macdonald@robartsinc.com

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Counselling has limited benefit on young people drinking alcohol, new Cochrane Evidence indicates

www.cochrane.org - 25 August 2014 - 4:11am

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

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Announcing the establishment of US Cochrane West

www.cochrane.org - 25 August 2014 - 1:34am

Cochrane is delighted to announce the official opening of the West Coast branch of the US Cochrane Center (USCC).

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon has become the West Coast branch of the US Center of The Cochrane Collaboration.

US Cochrane West will promote evidence-based decision making in health care in the US. It will work in conjunction with its primary center at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by facilitating accurate, up-to-date Cochrane Reviews and providing support and training to new authors of Cochrane Reviews.

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Step by step Cochrane Reviews for new authors - Culiacán, México

All Cochrane Workshops - 18 August 2014 - 5:50pm

Cochrane Reviews introductory workshop in Spanish. 

External link for more information:  http://mx.cochrane.org/es/news/taller-de-elaboraci%C3%B... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 28 October 2014 (All day) - 29 October 2014 (All day) (America/Mazatlan) Location:  Hospital Pediátrico de Sinaloa, Culiacán, México Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Giordano Pérez-Gaxiola Email address:  giordano@cochrane.mx

Join us for the August #cochraneauthor Twitter chat - Wed 20 Aug

www.cochrane.org - 18 August 2014 - 12:14pm

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? If so, join us for this month's #cochraneauthor Twitter chat! For our August chat, we'll be discussing one of the topic's suggested in last month's brainstorming session.

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Cochrane announces support of new donor

www.cochrane.org - 1 August 2014 - 10:30am

Cochrane is delighted to announce the support of a new donor – Good Ventures, a US-based philanthropic foundation.  In a statement published on its website on 29 July, Good Ventures announced the award of a $300,000 grant for general support purposes ($100,000 a year over three years), citing Cochrane’s work as an important resource in evaluating the work of evidence-backed charities which serve disadvantaged populations worldwide.

External link for more information:  http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/cochra... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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A new Cochrane leader emerges in African health care

www.cochrane.org - 1 August 2014 - 7:22am

Dr Lawrence Mbuagbaw has been announced as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarships-fu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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2013 Impact Factor released for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

www.cochrane.org - 1 August 2014 - 1:59am

The 2013 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and effective July 2014 the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 5.939. This is an increase on the 2012 impact factor, which was 5.785.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Gavin Stewart Email address:  gstewart@wiley.com

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#CochraneTech Symposium Update

IMS Team news - 31 July 2014 - 3:26pm

31 July 2014

The Hyderabad #CochraneTech Symposium is fast approaching and it's shaping up to be an exciting day packed with lively presentations and engaging discussion. 

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

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Cochrane Methods Symposium 2014 - Hyderabad Colloquium

www.cochrane.org - 31 July 2014 - 7:49am

COCHRANE METHODS SYMPOSIUM 2014

22nd COCHRANE COLLOQUIUM

Hyderabad International Convention Centre

Hyderabad HITEC City

Hyderabad, India

Sunday 21 September 2014; 9.00am-4.30pm

From concepts to evidence synthesis: Towards a research agenda for methods of public health systematic reviews

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Cochrane and Wiley announce the release of Anywhere Systematic Reviews

www.cochrane.org - 31 July 2014 - 7:15am

Cochrane and Wiley have announced the release of Anywhere Systematic Reviews – Cochrane Reviews available in an Enhanced HTML Article which makes access possible in any format, on any device, at any time.

The Anywhere Systematic Review focuses on improving the reading experience of articles in four key ways:

 

Readability

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Cochrane comes to Hyderabad, India in September 2014: How can we best use this opportunity to influence the trajectory of health care in the region and globally?

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 30 July 2014 - 1:00pm

Prathap Tharyan is Director of the South Asian Cochrane Centre (SACC), a longtime Cochrane contributor, and leads the team organizing this year’s Colloquium in Hyderabad, India. In this post he highlights some of the important themes and events of this not-to-be-missed conference.

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Longtime Cochrane contributor receives lifetime achievement award

www.cochrane.org - 22 July 2014 - 6:56am

Dr Kay Dickersin, Director of the US Cochrane Center, has received the 2014 Ingram Olkin Award for her 'lifetime contributorion to the development of evidence synthesis methods'. Dr Dickersin is Director for the Center for Clinical Trials at Johns Hopkins University and a longtime contributor to The Cochrane Collaboration. Dr Dickersin received the award at the 2014 annual international meeting of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM), hosted by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York (UK).

External link for more information:  http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/SRSM-2014.html Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  press@cochrane.org

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Join us for this month's #cochraneauthor chat - Wed 23 July

www.cochrane.org - 22 July 2014 - 5:34am

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? If so, join us for this month's #cochraneauthor Twitter chat! For our second chat, we'll be brainstorming topics of interest to the #cochraneauthor community that we can delve into in future chats.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Nancy Owens Email address:  nowens@cochrane.org

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