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Join us for the October #cochraneauthor chat

1 hour 39 min ago

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? Please join us for the October edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat, to be guest hosted by Cochrane's Senior Training Co-ordinator, Miranda Cumpston.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/training Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cindy Farquhar - Cochrane's new Co-Chair

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:35
 

During the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cindy Farquhar was appointed as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Steering Group.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group supports launch of priority-setting initiative for bipolar research in the UK

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:58

A new UK-wide survey about bipolar has been launched by a partnership of mental health groups, supported by the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety, and Neurosis Group.

The survey gives individuals, families, clinicians and other professionals the opportunity to influence research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and care of bipolar.

The survey has been developed by the James Lind Alliance Bipolar Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) with partners including charities, research funders, clinicians and service users. 

External link for more information:  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/bipolar Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Timing of epidural is up to the mother - new Cochrane evidence

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 12:04

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cpchrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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QMed - helping to build the next generation of evidence-based practitioners

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 00:00

Support our colleagues in India to inspire a new generation of evidence-based practitioners.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Promoting evidence-informed journalism: bringing together journalists and researchers

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 13:50

Hyderabad Colloquium
Wednesday 24 September 2014 - 12:30 to 14:30

Hyderabad International Convention Centre, MR G.02

External link for more information:  https://colloquium.cochrane.org/meetings/promoting-evid... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side effects, says new Cochrane Review

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:42

Media contact:

Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358

sciencenewsroom@wiley.com

Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0)7990 031904

pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Students 4 Best Evidence Wiki Week - 15-19 September

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:44

STUDENTS WE NEED YOU – join Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) and help update health evidence on Wikipedia!

External link for more information:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_Program:Student... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Holly Millward Email address:  holly.millward@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Cochrane Library Editor in Chief David Tovey hosts a special edition of the #cochraneauthor chat

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:29

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? We were very pleased to recently hold a special edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat, guest hosted by Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library David Tovey.

External link for more information:  http://www.editorial-unit.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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The EMBASE screening project: six months old and going strong

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:17

The EMBASE screening project went live in February 2014 with a very small group of screeners just to make sure things were working well. After a couple of weeks of testing and tweaking, the full roll-out began with some key Cochrane communications. Within a matter of days more than 100 people signed up to become EMBASE screeners. As of August 2014, 563 people have signed up to the EMBASE screening project, and the team has collectively screened 65761 citations and identified 1944 RCTs.

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/embase/login.php Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Noel-Storr Email address:  anna.noel-storr@rdm.ox.ac.uk

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Students 4 Best Evidence announces Wiki Week, September 2014

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 08:06

From Monday 15th to Friday 19th September 2014, Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE, S4BE.org) are launching their S4BE Wikipedia Week and Edit-a-thon – prizes included! Following on from the exciting new joint initiative between Cochrane and Wikipedia, the UK Cochrane Centre (an S4BE partner) has encouraged S4BE to set up this event.

External link for more information:  http://www.students4bestevidence.net/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Counselling has limited benefit on young people drinking alcohol, new Cochrane Evidence indicates

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 05:11

Media contacts:
Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Cochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0) 1865 310138 or (0) 7990 031904
pressoffice@cochrane.org

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Announcing the establishment of US Cochrane West

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 02:34

Cochrane is delighted to announce the official opening of the West Coast branch of the US Cochrane Center (USCC).

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon has become the West Coast branch of the US Center of The Cochrane Collaboration.

US Cochrane West will promote evidence-based decision making in health care in the US. It will work in conjunction with its primary center at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by facilitating accurate, up-to-date Cochrane Reviews and providing support and training to new authors of Cochrane Reviews.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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Join us for the August #cochraneauthor Twitter chat - Wed 20 Aug

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 13:14

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? If so, join us for this month's #cochraneauthor Twitter chat! For our August chat, we'll be discussing one of the topic's suggested in last month's brainstorming session.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Nancy Owens Email address:  nowens@cochrane.org

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Latest results from 2014 elections to the Cochrane Steering Group

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 12:04

Nine positions on the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG), including one Co-Chair, are eligible for election in 2014. As of August 2014, results are available for seven of the nine positions, with two elections still pending.

Completed elections

Representing Fields: Denise Thomson (Canada) – re-elected for a second term from September 2014 – September 2017.

Representing Managing Editors: Karin Dearness (Canada) – elected for her first term from September 2014 – September 2017.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/community/organisation-administ... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Claire Allen Email address:  callen@cochrane.org

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Cochrane announces support of new donor

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:30

Cochrane is delighted to announce the support of a new donor – Good Ventures, a US-based philanthropic foundation.  In a statement published on its website on 29 July, Good Ventures announced the award of a $300,000 grant for general support purposes ($100,000 a year over three years), citing Cochrane’s work as an important resource in evaluating the work of evidence-backed charities which serve disadvantaged populations worldwide.

External link for more information:  http://www.goodventures.org/our-portfolio/grants/cochra... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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A new Cochrane leader emerges in African health care

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 08:22

Dr Lawrence Mbuagbaw has been announced as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarships-fu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  pressoffice@cochrane.org

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2013 Impact Factor released for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 02:59

The 2013 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and effective July 2014 the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 5.939. This is an increase on the 2012 impact factor, which was 5.785.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Gavin Stewart Email address:  gstewart@wiley.com

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Cochrane Methods Symposium 2014 - Hyderabad Colloquium

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 08:49

COCHRANE METHODS SYMPOSIUM 2014

22nd COCHRANE COLLOQUIUM

Hyderabad International Convention Centre

Hyderabad HITEC City

Hyderabad, India

Sunday 21 September 2014; 9.00am-4.30pm

From concepts to evidence synthesis: Towards a research agenda for methods of public health systematic reviews

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Cochrane and Wiley announce the release of Anywhere Systematic Reviews

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 08:15

Cochrane and Wiley have announced the release of Anywhere Systematic Reviews – Cochrane Reviews available in an Enhanced HTML Article which makes access possible in any format, on any device, at any time.

The Anywhere Systematic Review focuses on improving the reading experience of articles in four key ways:

 

Readability

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