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    The 2020 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 9.266. This is an increase on the 2019Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.890. The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total number...
    30 Juni 2021
  • Two hosts of the podcast, side profiles
    'Let's talk e-cigarettes'' is a podcast talking about the latest research on e-cigarettes and how new research changes what we know about them. It's hosted by Cochrane Tobacco Addiction researchers Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson based at the University of Oxford, through funding from Cancer Research UK. You can listen to the podcast...
    30 Juni 2021
  • Featured review: Low-dose misoprostol given by mouth for induction of labour
    First author of this new Cochrane Review, 'Low‐dose oral misoprostol for induction of labour', Robert Kerr explains, “Our review found that Misoprostol given orally outperforms the ‘gold-standard’ drug which is much more expensive, and used in preference in many countries. This review has the potential to impact millions of women and babies who...
    28 Juni 2021
  • Portuguese S4BE launch
    We are delighted to announce the creation of "Estudantes para Melhores Evidências", a  Portuguese-language blog for all students that aims to be a source for sharing and disseminating evidence-based information, as well as a centerpiece platform to encourage networking among Portuguese-speaking healthcare workers interested in evidence-based...
    21 Juni 2021
  • Illustration of clinical trials
    Cochrane Sweden recently held a webinar on registration and reporting of clinical trials in collaboration with their host institution, Lund University. Clinical trial transparency is a key advocacy topic for Cochrane, and the webinar was a continuation of Cochrane Sweden’s efforts to promote this issue. At the end of 2020, they launched a joint...
    17 Juni 2021
  • White Cochrane logo on purple background, below which says #MyCochraneStory
    Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community.  Our 100,000+ members and supporters from more than 130 countries work together to produce credible, accessible health information and help inform health decision making. Though we are spread out across the globe, our shared passion for health evidence unites us.  We want to come...
    17 Juni 2021
  • Professor Hywel Williams
    Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE). He has received the award for services to the national Covid-19 research response and his lifelong research into skin diseases. Professor Williams was a founding member of the Cochrane Skin group in 1997 and was the Co-ordinating Editor for 21 years. He is a Professor...
    16 Juni 2021
  • In 2020, Cochrane’s editorial response to COVID-19 pandemic brought together collaborations across our global organization to publish reviews addressing stakeholder needs as they emerged. Large, highly organized review teams worked together to produce evidence addressing priorities in treatment, prevention, and diagnostics.  In 2021, Cochrane...
    16 Juni 2021
  • Featured Review: Endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke
    In this recently published Cochrane review, authors explored the effects of treating acute ischaemic stroke with endovascular thrombectomy and intra-arterial interventions. First author Melinda Roaldsen said: "This review of endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke strongly reinforces the efficacy and safety of endovascular...
    15 Juni 2021
  • Dr Murray Enkin
    Dr Murray Enkin, whose work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, died on 6 June 2021.  An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported...
    14 Juni 2021
  • Concept artwork about COVID-19 research
    Research evaluation of the Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register finds high comprehensiveness for interventional studies and added value to review authors for containing additional references for eligible studies.

    The Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register (CCSR) is a freely available collection of study references on COVID-19. The CCSR links...
    14 Juni 2021
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce that on June 8, Cochrane Kenya launched at the 11th KASH (Kenya Medical Research Institute Annual Scientific and Health) Conference. Cochrane Kenya is a geographical affiliate of the global Cochrane collaboration. It is also part of Cochrane Africa, a regional, independent Cochrane network of researchers,...
    8 Juni 2021
  • Training healthcare providers to respond to intimate partner violence against women
    7 Juni 2021
  • Podcast mic
    Latest episode of the Dementia Researcher podcast chats about the work of Cochrane, how we support evidence-informed decision making in healthcare, our work on undertaking systematic reviews, and how you could become involved. The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group create reviews and methods guidance on all aspects of dementia,...
    7 Juni 2021
  • Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, are wounds to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure or rubbing. People who have mobility problems or who lie in bed for long periods are at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

    Cochrane Wounds has recently published a suite of reviews on this topic, lead...
    4 Juni 2021
  • Cochrane's statement emphasises the importance of clinical trial transparency within the context of global health crises, since it is not possible to make truly evidence-informed decisions without access to data from all clinical trials.
    Cochrane has submitted a statement to the 74th World Health Assembly, which is taking place virtually this week (24 May to 1 June). The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is attended by representatives of all Member States. Our statement emphasises the importance of clinical trial...
    1 Juni 2021
  • Lifeology logo
    Lifeology’s tagline is ‘The place where science and art converge’. They offer a platform that brings together scientists, artists, and storytellers to help people better understand and engage with science and health information and research. One of the main ways they meet their objectives is through beautifully illustrated, science-backed, bite-...
    1 Juni 2021
  • Drawing of hands holding phones
    The World Health Organization defines an infodemic as “overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that occurs during an epidemic. It can lead to confusion and ultimately mistrust in governments and public health response”. This has been a particular challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cochrane US Senior Officer, Tiffany Duque...
    31 Mai 2021
  • Close-up image of a podcast microphone in a studio
    The Science Basement Podcast is a podcast hosted by young scientists and scientists-in-training who share who share their excitement about science and science communication. They have conversations with scientists and other guests with the aim of making complicated ideas understandable to non-scientists, while showing why science matters. They are...
    31 Mai 2021
  • An older man of color works on a laptop and writes in a notebook on a kitchen table
    Keen to get experience with systematic reviews, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’re already experienced, and want to help out? Can you help with translation work, or would you like to find collaborators for your evidence synthesis project? 
    TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic...
    28 Mai 2021

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