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posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:08
Statistical methods for diagnostic test accuracy reviews
Forty-one statistical and epidemiological Cochranites spent an informative (if cold and damp) three days in Birmingham in July (6-8) learning the finer details of the methods and statistical analyses involved in the new Cochrane DTA Reviews. The course was organised by the UK Support Unit for Cochrane Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy, and involved faculty from Australia, the Netherlands, and... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:03
2009 Prize recipients
Kenneth Warren Prize 2009: Nandi Siegfried and colleagues for their review, ‘Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men’. Nandi was unable to attend the Singapore Colloquium. Marilla Lucero, chair of in this year’s selection panel, will present Nandi with her prize and certificate at the Keystone Colloquium in 2010.Nandi Siegfried read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 16:55
17th Cochrane Colloquium at a glance
"The Cochrane Colloquium can be duly regarded as a 'pilgrimage’ in the way of evidence-based health care and The Cochrane Collaboration is as much an international social club as it is an academic society.” - Newcomer staff memberOpening Plenary read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 16:48
CCNet shares its experiences with the GIN and HTAi Patient and Public Involvement Groups
International organisations other than The Cochrane Collaboration that work to support evidence-based health care worldwide are now making leaps forward in involving patients and the public in both their processes and input into their products. Two of these organisations are Guidelines International Network (GIN), through its Patient and Public Working Group led by Antoine Boivin (Canada/... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 16:44
Pilot mentoring programme for Managing Editors: Results
In 2007, a working group of Managing Editors (MEs) successfully applied for a Cochrane Opportunities Fund grant to develop standardised induction documents and a face-to-face mentoring programme for new MEs. It had previously been identified that the lack of such a system, together with the dispersed locations of many new MEs, created a sense of uncertainty, frustration and isolation, and... read more

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