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  • City of Split award for 2019
    Irena Zakarija Grković, co-director of Cochrane Croatia, and Matko Marušić, head of quality assurance at Cochrane Croatia, both received awards from the city of Split.   The Split City Council, on May 4, 2020, decided that the traditional awards of the city of Split should be given to two members of the Cochrane Croatia. The personal award was...
    8 July 2020
  • Psychological interventions for psychosis in adolescents
    Are psychological interventions effective and safe for adolescents with psychosis? Are there any differences in effect between different psychological interventions? New Cochrane systematic review looks at the available evidence.      Psychosis is a mental illnesses characterised by alterations in thoughts and perceptions as delusions (false...
    8 July 2020
  • Psychological interventions to foster resilience in healthcare professionals
    The work of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers) can be very stressful. They often carry a lot of responsibility and are required to work under pressure. This can adversely affect their physical and mental health. Interventions to protect them against such stresses are known as resilience interventions...
    8 July 2020
  • Temp measure
    A new systematic review from Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group  published today; 'Signs and symptoms to determine if a patient presenting in primary care or hospital outpatient settings has COVID-19 disease'. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people with COVID-19 have a mild to moderate respiratory illness;...
    7 July 2020
  • Cochrane is proud to recognize participants and collaborators from its global community who have been part of its first Knowledge Translation virtual mentoring programme.  Twelve pairs of mentors and mentees took part in the pilot, coordinated by Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation (KT) Department, between September 2019 and March 2020,  with the aim...
    6 July 2020
  • Psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence
    Interview with Kelsey Hegarty, Professor Family Violence Prevention, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital and lead author of this Cochrane Review.

    Tell us about this Cochrane review…
    Domestic violence (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex‐partner) is common worldwide...
    2 July 2020
  • 2019 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 7.890
     The 2019 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 7.890. This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755. The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total...
    29 June 2020
  • Cochrane's Early Career Professionals Cochrane Group
    The Early Career Professionals group aims to provide its members with opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise by providing a platform for international networking with early career professionals or other members in the Cochrane community. Though there is no one single definition of an ‘Early Career Professional/Researcher...
    26 June 2020
  • New Cochrane review assesses how accurate antibody tests are for detecting COVID-19
    Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.  The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The tests...
    25 June 2020
  • Different types of reviews
    Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions (intervention reviews) and Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews (DTA reviews) are two types of systematic review. They share the following characteristics: They aim to answer a specific healthcare question to help people make decisions based on up-to-date evidence from research.  They look for all...
    25 June 2020
  • Checking a patient dignostic test in a lab
    Cochrane systematic reviews can help us to make healthcare decisions based on up-to-date research evidence. They are systematic because they search for and analyse evidence in a systematic way, according to predetermined and published methods. Each systematic review answers a specific healthcare question by gathering all the relevant studies,...
    25 June 2020
  • Members of Vivli, the Center for Clinical Research Data, have announced their commitment to share their COVID-19 trials through Vivli. Members who have committed to sharing their data on the COVID-19 portal, a dedicated search function within Vivli for COVID-19 include Eli Lilly & Company, Regeneron, Roche, Takeda.  Cochrane has previously...
    24 June 2020
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the signing of a new contract with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. to publish the Cochrane Library for the next 10 years from January 2021. The agreement guarantees major investment into future development of the Library to sustain Cochrane as the world’s pre-eminent collection of high-quality evidence to inform...
    23 June 2020
  • Online learning
    In May 2020, Cochrane Sweden organised a one week, 40-hour online training course attracting 26 doctoral students and Cochranites from all around the world. This training event was co-organised with the support of Cochrane Nordic, Cochrane Norway, Cochrane Sustainable Health Care and the Faculty of Medicine of Lund University. Morning sessions...
    19 June 2020
  • This month marks the 100th edition of Cochrane Journal Club
    This month marks the 100th edition of Cochrane Journal Club.

    Aimed at trainees, researchers, and practitioners, each Journal Club covers a single Cochrane Review of special interest, selected from the new and updated reviews published in the Cochrane Library. They highlight practice-changing findings, controversial conclusions, new...
    19 June 2020
  • Image of a globe seen from space
    A Message from the Governing Board Co-chairs, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief We are delighted to publish Cochrane’s 2019 Annual Review, entitled: ‘Embracing Diversity’. As we celebrate 12 months of achievements and reflect on the global expansion and increasing impact of Cochrane’s work, and the growing diversity of our organization,...
    17 June 2020
  • Cochrane Library Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser and Toby Lasserson, presented to a large group of international journalists as part of the Wiley Science Talks webinar series on April 27. This webinar series, supported by the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists, provides educational webinars for journalists around the world.
    Cochrane Library Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser and Toby Lasserson, presented to a large group of international journalists as part of the Wiley Science Talks webinar. This webinar series, supported by the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists, provides educational...
    16 June 2020
  • On a video call
    Cochrane Rapid Review - Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people Many countries have introduced restrictions on people’s movement to protect them from COVID-19. Visiting older friends and relatives may not possible. Can calling Grandma with a video call help her feel less lonely and isolated? Can video calls affect...
    5 June 2020
  • Citizen scientists help to expand Cochrane Library’s trial register to include more nursing and allied health research
    The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that publishes each month as part of Cochrane Library. CENTRAL assists Cochrane authors and other systematic reviewers around the world quickly find evidence to determine whether a...
    2 June 2020
  • Telephone interventions for managing symptoms in adults with cancer. This is particularly important at the moment for people with cancer, who have been advised to stay at home due to COVID-19.
    Telephone interventions for managing symptoms in adults with cancer. This is particularly important at the moment for people with cancer, who have been advised to stay at home due to COVID-19. People with cancer experience a variety of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fatigue and pain caused by their disease and its treatment. These are often...
    2 June 2020

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