Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for depression research in the UK
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 LeicesterExternal 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 June 2014Contributors's Information Contributor's name: Tom Cracknell Email Address: email@example.com
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
RevMan 5.3 beta is available to download now for both PC and Mac platforms. This is intended to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next version of the RevMan software. Please note that this download is available for testing purposes only, and for exploring the latest version’s new features.External link for more information: http://tech.cochrane.org/news/revman-53-beta-now-live Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Tom Cracknell Email address: email@example.com
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.