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  • The statement of principles for consumer involvement in Cochrane
    The purpose of consumer involvement in CochraneCochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, and people interested in health, including healthcare consumers. Cochrane's healthcare consumers are made up from a wide range of people, including patients (or people with personal experience of a healthcare condition), health...
    19 July 2017
  • Evidence
    Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Research Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people...
    13 July 2017
  • Celebrating 20 years of Cochrane in Spain
    This year is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the first Cochrane Centre in Spain. It was founded in 1997 as the Spanish Cochrane Centre and was located at the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí in Sabadell. In 2000, the Centre was renamed the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre (IbCC), and has continued its activity at its current headquarters...
    26 June 2017
  • Early bird registration for the Summit closes this Friday, 7 July (23:59 SAST). Don’t miss out on the 11% discount!
    Still time to register!  Participants will enjoy: Plenaries where you can… Understand how evidence can achieve a more equitable world. Hear from speakers such as Sipho Mthathi from Oxfam South Africa and John-Arne Røttingen, from the Research Council of Norway who will be sharing their real-life experiences of how international collaboration...
    26 June 2017
  • National one-click access to evidence-based Cochrane reviews for South Africans
    The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) aims to improve the quality of health care for South Africans.  The SAMRC’s Cochrane Centre recently procured a national Cochrane Library licence that will make evidence-based scientific reviews accessible to healthcare decision makers in South Africa. This collaboration between Wiley and the...
    26 June 2017
  • Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity, and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
    Two new Cochrane Reviews are the last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence. The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of...
    22 June 2017
  • Cochrane Japan has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care
    Cochrane Japan has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by moving from a Cochrane Associate Centre to being awarded full, independent Centre status. The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the National Centre for Child Health and...
    22 June 2017
  • A double Cochrane celebration in Croatia
    A double celebration of Cochrane was organized this year in Croatia where, apart from the annual Croatian Cochrane Symposium, held at the University of Split School of Medicine (UoSSoM) from 9th -10th June, a celebration of Cochrane Croatia’s independent Centre status was held on 8th June to a large crowd of Cochrane supporters, including...
    21 June 2017
  • Associate Professor Julian Elliott from Cochrane Australia  honoured
    As an HIV doctor working in Cambodia in the mid-2000s, Julian Elliott saw first-hand the critical need for accessible and up-to-date health evidence to inform both daily clinical decisions and public health programs. These early experiences shaped his determination to create better ways of understanding research and translating research findings...
    15 June 2017
  • 2016 Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.124
    The 2016 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson ISI), and we are pleased to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Impact Factor is now 6.124.

    This is a slight increase on the 2015 Impact Factor, which was 6.103.

    The CDSR impact factor is calculated...
    14 June 2017
  • “This generation, our generation of people who benefited, must always be the pioneers who look to younger people and say mediocrity is not accommodated in what we do.”  Trevor Manuel, who served in the South African government as Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe, and...
    14 June 2017
  • Welcome Cochrane Iran
    Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre, Cochrane Iran.The Cochrane Iran Associate Centre is located in the city of Tehran, within the National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD) of the Islamic Republic...
    9 June 2017
  • Professor Álvaro Atallah receives Medal of the Order of Merit
    Professor Álvaro Atallah, founding Director of Cochrane Brazil, has received the Medal of the Order of Merit from the Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT). Professor Atallah is head of the Evidence-Based Medicine and Emergency Medicine Unit at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). The Order is awarded every two...
    8 June 2017
  • Cochrane Croatia recognized for success in promoting best available health information
    Cochrane is delighted to announce that Cochrane Croatia has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by being awarded full, independent Centre status. The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the University of Split School of Medicine, where it...
    7 June 2017
  • NIHR’s Adding Value in Research programme, SYRCLE, and COMET recognized
    We are delighted to announce the awarding of the first Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research . This year’s winners were the Adding Value in Research programme of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Systematic Review Center for animal Experimentation (SYRCLE) in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and the Core Outcome...
    1 June 2017
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce that Cochrane Austria has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by being awarded full, independent Centre status. Opened in 2010 as a branch of Cochrane, Cochrane Austria consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located in the...
    30 May 2017
  • Cochrane 2016 Annual Review now available
    2016 was a year of organizational change and growth for Cochrane.Find out more about Cochrane’s key achievements during 2016, and the strides being made on our major Strategy to 2020 initiatives.Watch Governing Board Co-Chairs Lisa Bero and Cindy Farquhar introduce the 2016 Annual ReviewHear from our Community, get the latest financial standing,...
    29 May 2017
  • Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aids
    Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aidsDeciding on the best treatment or screening option can be hard. People can use decision aids when there is more than one option and neither is clearly better or when options have benefits and harms that people value differently. Decision aids may be pamphlets, videos, or web-based tools....
    25 May 2017
  • New study finds that health literacy lessons help children make sense of health claims
    A group of researchers, including two Cochrane founding members, has designed and run a trial which evaluates an intervention designed to teach primary school children to assess claims about the effects of health treatments. The trial included 10,000 children in more than 120 primary schools in the central region of Uganda, and used a combination...
    24 May 2017
  • Mosquitoes and malaria: Cochrane is on the case
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases 14 Cochrane Reviews used in the World Health Organization Guidelines for the treatment of malaria.Bednets with insecticide in the fabric reduce child deaths by about one-fifth in malaria areas in Africa – that was the key message of the Cochrane Review published in 1998. Since then the ...
    23 May 2017

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