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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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Call for nominations to the position of Co-Chair of the Collaboration’s Steering Group

www.cochrane.org - 30 April 2014 - 9:45am

On behalf of Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, The Cochrane Collaboration

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Methods for Research Synthesis: from meta-analysis to meta-ethnography - Online

All Cochrane Workshops - 28 April 2014 - 4:54pm

Dates: 28 April - 28 July 2014

External link for more information:  http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/Msc/mrs Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 28 April 2014 (All day) - 5 May 2014 (All day) (Europe/London) Location:  Online Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Hazel Croft Email address:  eppitraining@ioe.ac.uk

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Optimizing approaches to finding the evidence: making information management more effective, efficient and valuable - Washington, DC, USA

All Cochrane Workshops - 28 April 2014 - 9:23am

Organized by the HTAi Interest Sub-Group on Information Resources (IRG)

Optimizing approaches to finding the evidence: making information management more effective, efficient and valuable

Pre-conference workshop in association with the 11th Annual Meeting of HTAi

Date: Sunday, 15 June 2014

Event overview:

External link for more information:  http://www.htai2014.org/registration Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 15 June 2014 (All day) (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Washington, DC, USA

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Capacity building for information retrieval for Health Technology Assessments (HTA) - Washington, DC, USA

All Cochrane Workshops - 28 April 2014 - 9:16am

Organized by the HTAi Interest Sub-Group on Information Resources (IRG)

Capacity building for information retrieval for Health Technology Assessments (HTA)

Pre-conference workshop in association with the 11th Annual Meeting of HTAi

Date: Saturday, 14 June 2014

External link for more information:  http://www.htai2014.org/registration Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 14 June 2014 (All day) (Europe/Berlin) Location:  Washington, DC, USA

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Podcast celebrating 20 years of Cochrane released by BioMed Central

www.cochrane.org - 28 April 2014 - 6:59am

In celebration of Cochrane's twentieth anniversary in 2013, the journal Systematic Reviews launched the Cochrane Methodology Anniversary series – a collection of articles on developments in methodologies, systematic reviews and evidence synthesis in The Cochrane Collaboration.

External link for more information:  http://www.biomedcentral.com/biome/the-cochrane-collabo... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  techsupport@cochrane.org

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Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making - Ithaca, NY, USA

All Cochrane Workshops - 20 April 2014 - 12:57pm

WHO/Cochrane Collaboration/Cornell University
Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making

In collaboration with Cornell University, The Cochrane Collaboration, and Micronutrient Initiative
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, NY
7-18 July 2014

External link for more information:  http://www.who.int/nutrition/events/2014_sysreviews_nut... Event date:  Click on the link to show the date on your time zone 7 July 2014 (All day) - 18 July 2014 (All day) (America/New_York) Location:  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  techsupport@cochrane.org

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Become an EMBASE screener - Cochrane’s innovative EMBASE project is now open for all budding volunteers!

www.cochrane.org - 15 April 2014 - 2:20pm

The EMBASE project provides an opportunity for new and potential contributors to get involved with Cochrane work by diving into a task that needs doing. No prior experience is necessary as the task supports a ‘learn as you do’ approach.  

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/embase/

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Cochrane Switzerland seeks a Coordinator (0.5 FTE)

www.cochrane.org - 14 April 2014 - 4:10pm

Cochrane Switzerland, based at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital, seeks a

Coordinator (0.5 FTE)

External link for more information:  http://swiss.cochrane.org/fr/news/poste-de-coordinateur...

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Steering Group elections 2014 - Deadline for nominations: 9 May 2014

www.cochrane.org - 14 April 2014 - 3:29pm

Elections for representatives on the Steering Group are due to take place in 2014.

Who is due to step down in September 2014?

- Sally Bell-Syer (UK); CRG (Managing Editor) representative.

- Rachel Churchill (UK); CRG (Co-ordinating Editor) representative.

- Steve McDonald (Australia); Centre (Director) representative.

- Mona Nasser (UK); CRG (Author) representative.

- Denise Thomson (Canada); Field representative.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/community/organisation-administ...

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Croatian Translation of Testing Treatments published on 17 March, 2014

www.cochrane.org - 14 April 2014 - 11:38am

On March 17, 2014 the Croatian version of the book Testing Treatments was launched in Split, Croatia.

External link for more information:  http://www.testingtreatments.org

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Cochrane Gynaecological and Orphan Cancer Group announces the formation of a Neuro-oncology Satellite

www.cochrane.org - 9 April 2014 - 11:51am

It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Gynaecological and Orphan Cancer Group announces the formation of a Neuro-oncology Satellite based in Bath, UK.

This new Satellite is headed by Dr Robin Grant, Consultant Neurologist and Mr Mike Hart, Neurosurgeon who are both experienced Cochrane systematic reviewers and have been involved with the Group for over a decade as Associate Editors.

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Europe votes for clinical trial transparency

www.cochrane.org - 7 April 2014 - 9:00am

On 2 April members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new law that will require all drug clinical trials in Europe to be registered and their results reported in a public database. This is a significant win for the AllTrials campaign, for which Cochrane is a principal supporter and organiser.

This new law comes into effect in 2016 and as Ben Goldacre, co-founder of the AllTrials campaign, said:

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  techsupport@cochrane.org

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