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How may I help you? The future of Cochrane Training

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 10 June 2014 - 5:07am

Miranda Cumpston is Cochrane’s Senior Training Co-ordinator, and is based at the Australasian Cochrane Centre in Melbourne. Her background is in health policy and public health, and she has been working for Cochrane, in Canada and Australia, since 2004.

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for depression research in the UK

www.cochrane.org - 5 June 2014 - 8:01am

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:  contact@ccdan.org

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis in action - Leicester, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 4 June 2014 - 6:28pm

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:  ncgc-courses@rcplondon.ac.uk

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Archie 4.5 Released

IMS Team news - 4 June 2014 - 9:45am

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:  jmayoral@cochrane.org

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Introduction to Critical Appraisal - Leicester, UK

All Cochrane Workshops - 3 June 2014 - 6:21pm

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 Leicester

External 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:  ncgc-courses@rcplondon.ac.uk

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Mailman migration

IMS Team news - 3 June 2014 - 2:55pm

3 June 2014

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

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Understanding, using and GRAD(E)ing the evidence from diagnostic interventions – Freiburg, Germany

All Cochrane Workshops - 2 June 2014 - 10:49am

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

Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 9 October 2014 - 9:30am - 11 October 2014 - 1:30pm (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Albertstr. 23b, Freiburg, Germany Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jasmin Gauch Email address:  gauch@cochrane.de

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Systematic Reviews in Medicine - Freiburg, Germany

All Cochrane Workshops - 2 June 2014 - 10:47am

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.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.de/workshops Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 9 October 2014 - 1:00pm - 11 October 2014 - 1:00pm (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Hermann-Herder-Str. 11, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jasmin Gauch Email address:  gauch@cochrane.de

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Co-ordinating Editor elected to Academy of Medical Sciences

www.cochrane.org - 1 June 2014 - 11:46pm

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:  techsupport@cochrane.org

Cochrane Collaboration recruits talented Wikipedian In Residence

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 13 May 2014 - 1:55pm

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

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Communicating uncertainty of results: From ‘No difference’ to estimation in 9 links

Cochrane Collaboration Official Blog - 1 May 2014 - 8:51am

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.

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