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
Date: 3-5 September 2014
Venue: University of Birmingham, UKExternal link for more information: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/proje... Event date: Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 3 September 2014 - 9:00am - 5 September 2014 - 3:15pm (Europe/London) Location: University of Birmingham Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Yemisi Takwoingi Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake Orlowitz is an experienced Wikipedia editor and administrator, and a member of the Wiki Project Med Foundation board. He has been working with Cochrane contributors for more than a year on taking forward a working partnership between Cochrane and Wikipedia. In this blog post, he looks at the latest developments in this collaborative venture.
Cross-posted, with permission, from the Wikimedia Foundation Global Blog
Toby Lasserson has been a Senior Editor at the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) since 2010. In this blog post he reflects on the challenges of communicating statistical results and summarises a number of resources that might help authors report their findings in comprehensible and useful ways.