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posted on: 6 Jun 2011 - 19:18
How Well Do Meta-Analyses Disclose Conflicts of Interests in Underlying Research Studies
A recent study published in JAMA reviewed 29 meta-analyses from high impact journals and found that conflicts of interests in the studies underlying the meta-analyses were rarely disclosed. The 29 meta-analyses included 11 from general medicine journals; 15 from specialty medicine journals, and 3 from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The 29 meta-analyses reviewed an aggregate of... read more
posted on: 6 Jun 2011 - 19:11
Cochrane Canada Builds Capacity for Webinars and Conducting Reviews
In April 2011, the Canadian Cochrane Centre conducted their first capacity building event for staff with several Cochrane Canada groups, PAHO/WHO, and the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre for conducting webinars. Attendees learned the webinar platform’s functionality, tips and tricks for conducting webinars, and, for Cochrane Canada groups, how to coordinate efforts. Be on the lookout for more... read more
posted on: 3 May 2011 - 19:55
Health Evidence - information service for public health decision makers
Health Evidence is a Canadian service and research organization located at McMaster University, Hamilton, aimed at assisting public health decision makers in using research evidence. Health Evidence offers a suite of services to support the development of knowledge, skill and culture for evidence-informed decision making. read more
posted on: 27 Apr 2011 - 16:46
New Deputy Coordinating Editor for Cochrane IBD/FBD review group
We are pleased to announce that Dr Nilesh Chande (The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada) will be serving as Deputy Coordinating Editor for the Cochrane IBD/FBD group. Dr Chande has been working with the IBD/FBD group as an author since 2001 and as an editor since 2008. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Nilesh in his new role as Deputy Coordinating Editor and... read more
posted on: 18 Apr 2011 - 16:35
Entity name change: IPD Meta-analysis Methods Group
The Individual Participant Data (IPD) Meta-analysis Methods Group has 74 members from 17 countries, with interests spanning prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prognosis in a wide range of health care, including cancer, epilepsy, stroke, perinatal care and malaria. With this diversity in mind, The Cochrane Collaboration has agreed with our change of the name of the Group,... read more

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