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posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:44
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
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:30
PACTR: first WHO-endorsed primary registry in Africa
The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) was initiated in early 2007 as the AIDS, TB and Malaria (ATM) Clinical Trials Registry. The project is funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and is being managed in partnership with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Review Group and the Cochrane HIV/AIDS Review Group by the South African Cochrane Centre at the... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:25
Inaugural Cochrane Nursing Care Network symposium
The first inaugural Cochrane Nursing Care Network (CNCN) Symposium was held in Singapore on 9-10 October 2009, before the 17th Cochrane Colloquium. read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:19
The Prioritisation Fund
At a joint meeting of Centre Directors, Co-ordinating Editors and Steering Group members held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, April 2006, a strategic view was taken of the need for The Cochrane Collaboration to improve prioritisation mechanisms for key review topics to better meet the needs of national and international stakeholders, and to meet the Collaboration’s own goals. In response, the Steering... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:14
Steering Group Strategic Review update
The Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group (CCSG) is currently in the process of implementing the recommendations from the Collaboration’s Strategic Review, which was completed in February this year. In response to the Review’s first recommendation, we reaffirmed the Collaboration’s primary purpose as the production of high quality systematic reviews, and will use this as our focus in developing... read more

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