All of Cochrane’s COVID-19 related evidence will continue to be freely available to everyone, everywhere on the Cochrane Library (full text) and at Cochrane.org.
Cochrane’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is providing high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decision-making in containing and combating...
26 May 2020
The Cochrane Training team is excited to share an overview of its online learning offerings
Recognizing that many people are abiding by recommendations to stay home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and may like to do some learning, the Cochrane Training team has compiled the following opportunities for members of the Cochrane community, as well...
25 May 2020
This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.
The collection of eleven diagnostic and screening test accuracy reviews was led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by the Cochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30...
25 May 2020
Less than two months after its launch, Cochrane’s ‘COVID-19 Study Register’ has become one of the largest, most sophisticated and well-used resources for researchers needing to access and analyze the huge growth in primary studies being conducted on COVID-19. Since 7 April, Cochrane’s COVID-19 Study Register has attracted more than 10,000 users...
22 May 2020
Cochrane today announces its COVID-19 priority areas of work over the next six months to help meet the healthcare evidence needs of policymakers, guideline developers and clinicians; and makes available a list of additional priority questions to help guide the work of other research organizations.
Since 18 March, Cochrane has been gathering some...
21 May 2020
A study published in BMJ Open this month, concludes “the percentage of recent Cochrane meta-analyses on the effects of drug interventions that transparently reported funding sources and trial author–industry financial ties and employment for included trials far exceeds reporting in other journals.” Transparency of funding sources is particularly...
20 May 2020
Representatives of four Cochrane Centres in Europe have signed an open letter to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) initiated by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWIG).
The letter – which Cochrane Austria, Cochrane France, Cochrane Germany and Cochrane Ireland have signed – calls on the EMA to publish...
20 May 2020
Cochrane fast-tracked multiple updates to a Cochrane Review on personal protective equipment for healthcare workers: 'Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff.'
We know that basic science research and innovation will be vital in containing and mitigating...
19 May 2020
Cochrane has submitted a statement to the 73rd World Health Assembly, which is taking place virtually this week (18 and 19 May).
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. This year’s WHA focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 May 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): optimizing health in the home workspace
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, workers in many countries have changed their usual work habits and are working from home where feasible. Home working often involves prolonged sitting and working at a computer.
This Special Collection, developed in collaboration with Cochrane...
15 May 2020
Cochrane Review: 'Interventions for improving medication‐taking ability and adherence in older adults prescribed multiple medication'
Older people are often prescribed multiple medications, which can be challenging to manage and may lead to under-use or over-use of medication or medication-taking errors.
Review authors asked, “What...
15 May 2020
The Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Howe as Co-Chair and Karen Kelly as a new member
Governing Board Co-Chair: Tracey Howe
Cochrane’s Governing Board has appointed Professor Tracey Howe as its new Co-Chair from 1st September 2020. She will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Catherine Marshall, and replace Martin...
14 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure or reduction of dental services across the world. Now, attention is focused on planning the re-opening and restructuring of dental services.
To support decision making, a group led by Professors Jan Clarkson and Craig Ramsay conducted an overview of internationally produced guidance for re-opening...
11 May 2020
Only about 6% of the world’s population are native English speakers, and 75% of people don’t speak English at all.
Many people do not have access to high quality health information, because it is not available in a language that they understand. We translate Cochrane evidence to make it more accessible, and to reduce the linguistic barrier to...
11 May 2020
Cochrane has released a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Collection: remote care through telehealth
Telehealth refers to the provision of personalized health care over a distance. It embraces synchronous and asynchronous interactions including consulting by phone, instant messaging, video, text message, or web-based services. Telehealth consists of...
6 May 2020
Dear Community colleagues,
With the deepest disappointment and regret I have to inform you that as a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, Cochrane’s 27th Colloquium in Toronto, Canada, between 4th-7th October this year has been cancelled.
Cochrane’s Governing Board has concluded, with the...
4 May 2020
Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are.
Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in 33 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from...
30 년 4월 2020
This new review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Some infectious diseases are spread by airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can infect people who touch contaminated skin or surfaces. Washing hands with soap and water may prevent these diseases from...
28 년 4월 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory infectious disease that has spread quickly throughout the world. Healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19 are at risk of infection themselves through droplets from coughs, sneezes or other body fluids from infected patients and contaminated surfaces.
This review is one of a series of...
21 년 4월 2020
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism.
Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead...
20 년 4월 2020