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  • Photo of books in a library
    The Cochrane Library is now temporarily unrestricted for everyone in every country of the world, providing them access to high-quality, independent evidence to inform health decision-making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cochrane, an international independent network of 80,000 researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people...
    26 March 2020
  • Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19
    In the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must answer the time-sensitive needs of health decision makers as fast as possible, while simultaneously ensuring that the scientific imperative of methodological rigor is satisfied. We are working hard to speed up the normal process for important Cochrane systematic reviews. In response to this we have:...
    25 March 2020
  • Join Cochrane Crowd and contribute to health evidence
    Globally many are in isolation or are practicing physically distancing. Cochrane invites anyone who is interested in healthcare evidence to become a virtual citizen scientist! Anyone can join and no previous experience is necessary. We also have special COVID-19 weekly challenges you can join. Cochrane Crowd is a global community of volunteers who...
    25 March 2020
  • Cochrane helps
    Knowing which health information to trust and which to ignore can be hard. You might get conflicting information from many people who claim to have the answers. While this page is about assessing how reliable health information is in general, it can be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    How can I make informed health choices? 
    ...
    24 March 2020
  • Read all the Cochrane resources and news on COVID-19
    This page highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response. We have been amazed and humbled by the staggering response from our Community across the world who have contributed and engaged with our efforts to date.Below is a work-in-progress and we will be...
    24 March 2020
  • Cochrane Library release updated Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis
    Cochrane Library releases updated Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis World Tuberculosis Day is marked annual on 24 March as it commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).This Special Collection, curated by Cochrane contributors,...
    24 March 2020
  • Special Collection
    Cochrane has released a new Special Collection - Options for anaesthesia: evidence for regional anaesthesiaRegional anaesthesia is the term given to a variety of techniques where an anaesthetist injects local anaesthetic around peripheral nerves or the spinal cord to create temporary paraesthesia or paralysis in that part of the body. These...
    23 March 2020
  • What are systematic reviews?
     "What are systematic reviews?"

    If you’re a Cochrane contributor and have ever attempted to explain Cochrane’s work to someone, chances are you’ve tried to answer this question. And if you’re reading this because you’re new to Cochrane and the work we do, you may be wondering about this too.Thanks to a team of creative colleagues from...
    23 March 2020
  • Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.
    Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.

    Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Many of our contributors are world leaders in their fields - medicine, health policy, research methodology, or consumer advocacy - and our groups are situated...
    23 March 2020
  • The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care.All content in the app is free and new issues will download regularly.Download...
    20 March 2020
  • Specifications: Part time (0.6 FTE),  Salary: Competitive Location: Flexible location within US or with host institution  Application Closing Date: 29th March
    Specifications: Part time (0.6 FTE), 1-year secondment or consultancy contract with the potential to be extended
    Salary: Competitive
    Location: Flexible location within US or with host institution if agreed as a secondment
    Application Closing Date: 29th March 2020

    This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience...
    17 March 2020
  • Topical benzoyl peroxide for acne
    As a common skin disease, acne vulgaris affects the physical, mental, and social well-being of millions of adolescents and young adults. A wide range of treatments for acne vulgaris are available, and topical topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO) has been recommended as a priority therapy to be used alone or combined with other topical or oral treatments...
    17 March 2020
  • Cochrane seeks - Assistant Editor (Maternity Cover)
    Specifications: Full Time, Fixed Term Maternity Cover until February 2021 with the possibility of an extension.
    Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
    Location: London
    Application Closing Date: 5th April 2020This role is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the field of health care research. 

    The Assistant Editor will...
    16 March 2020
  • The revised policy, which we plan to implement in July 2020, includes stricter rules for financial interests and the consideration of non-financial interests. Cochrane is proud to release its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content today. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key...
    16 March 2020
  • Specifications: Part Time (0.6 FTE), 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Salary: £50,000 FTE, £30,000 pro rata Location: Remote Working Possible Closing Date 29.03
    Specifications: Part Time (0.6 FTE), 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (Secondment Opportunity Possible)
    Salary: £50,000 FTE, £30,000 pro rata
    Location: Flexible – Remote Working Possible
    Application Closing Date: 29th March 2020

    This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Support Officer to make a...
    12 March 2020
  • Specifications: Part Time (0.6 FTE), Permanent Salary: £24,500 FTE, 14,700 pro rata Location: Flexible – London or Freiburg Application Closing Date: 29th March
    Specifications: Part Time (0.6 FTE), Permanent
    Salary: £24,500 FTE, 14,700 pro rata
    Location: Flexible – Preferably London or Freiburg
    Application Closing Date: 29th March 2020

    This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as an Administrative Assistant to make a difference in the field of health care...
    12 March 2020
  • Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they...
    11 March 2020
  • AA twelve step alcoholic abuse alchoholics anonymous
    Dr John Kelly, Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Massachusetts General hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute tells us about this updated Cochrane review.What was the aim of this Cochrane review?
    The aim of the review was to determine the clinical and public...
    11 March 2020
  • Federal ruling closes loophole on access to clinical trial results
    A United States federal judge has ruled that a decision to exempt many clinical trials from a transparency policy is unlawful, and that the results of these studies must now be published.The ruling is part of a strategic lawsuit brought by the Yale Media Freedom and Information Access and NYU Technology Law & Policy Clinics on behalf of...
    9 March 2020
  • Podcast: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for stroke recovery
    Stroke is a major cause of death and disability across the world, with many reviews from the Cochrane Stroke Group providing evidence on the effects of treatments and rehabilitation interventions. In November 2019, the Group published their update of their review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and we asked lead author, Gillian Mead...
    9 March 2020

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