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EMBASE project update: 100,000 records screened!

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 16:00

Dear all,
It has been a little while since we last updated on the project and now that 2014 has come to an end, it seems a good opportunity to relay some of the key events of the year and our plans for the future.

As of the end of December 2014, 746 people have signed up; we've identified more than 4000 RCTs/q-RCTs, and screened 104,000 records!

Those are metrics I think we can all feel very proud of.

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

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Cochrane Innovations announces appointment of Product Development Manager

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 15:28

Cochrane Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of Giulia Boselli as our new Product Development Manager.

Giulia has a Masters in International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy, and spent her early career working for international organisations managing field research projects in East Africa and South East Asia, and more recently worked for a health start-up company in Europe supporting their product development initiatives.

External link for more information:  http://innovations.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Charlotte Pestridge Email address:  cpestridge@cochrane.org

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News from the Cochrane Child Health Field

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 02:13

The Cochrane Child Health Field is pleased to announce that Denise Thomson, long-time Field Co-ordinator, has accepted a new full-time position with the Alberta unit of Canada’s national Strategies for Patient-Oriented Research initiative. This is an exciting opportunity for Denise and we wish her very well in her new role. Denise will not be leaving the Child Health Field entirely, however; she has been appointed as a Field Director, joining Drs. Ricardo Fernandes (Portugal), Lisa Hartling (Canada), and Katrina Williams (Australia).

External link for more information:  http://childhealth.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lisa Hartling Email address:  hartling@ualberta.ca

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Cochrane Canada Policy Webinar Series - Jan-Mar 2015

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:21

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Keep an eye out for:

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/cochrane-canada-live-webinars Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Alicia Marshall Email address:  alimarshall@ohri.ca

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Call for applications: Complementary Medicine Field Bursary Scheme 2014

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:33

The Cochrane Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field is pleased to announce our 2014 bursary scheme made possible through funds from the US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are completed and published in the Cochrane Library.

External link for more information:  http://cam.cochrane.org/bursary-scheme Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Susan Wieland Email address:  swieland@som.umaryland.edu

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Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor honoured with Netherlands royal award

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:04

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Rob Scholten Email address:  R.J.P.Scholten@umcutrecht.nl

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Staff changes in Cochrane's Finance and Core Services team

Sun, 07/12/2014 - 07:31

Cochrane's Finance and Core Services team is delighted to announce the appointment of Maya Sapir as the new Office Assistant. Maya replaces Annie Webster who is leaving Cochrane on 9 January to return to student life and complete a PhD.

Annie has been with Cochrane for just over a year and has made a great contribution to the team, especially with her work on the GameChangers project and with the Consumer Co-ordinator. We bid her a fond farewell and wish her the very best success in her future.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/contact Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Maria Burgess Email address:  mburgess@cochrane.org

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Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson hosts a special edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 14:37

Are you a Cochrane author? Are you active on Twitter? We were very pleased to have Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson join us as guest host of the December edition of the #cochraneauthor Twitter chat. If you missed it, you can read the transcript here.

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

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Australia's NHMRC announces support for AllTrials

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 04:34

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Cochrane's principal funder in Australia, has announced its support of the AllTrials initiative. The NHMRC has published the following statement:

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to support the principles of the AllTrials statement.

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

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Cochrane Communications & External Affairs announces appointment of new WHO Co-ordinator

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 04:46

The Cochrane Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) is pleased to announce that Sylvia De Haan MSc, MPH, Coordinator Cochrane Switzerland, Lausanne, will be Cochrane's new part-time WHO Co-ordinator, effective January 2015.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/relations-world-health... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@cochrane.org

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Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed: are there interventions that will help them?

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 10:28

Press Release

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, November 20, 2014

Media contacts:

Wiley

Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358

sciencenewsroom@wiley.com

Cochrane

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

pressoffice@cochrane.org

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

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Tweetchat for patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:41

Three Cochrane Review Groups - Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS), Musculoskeletal (MSG) and Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD) - are planning to hold an hour-long Tweetchat on patient-preferred fibromyalgia outcomes on Tuesday 9th December, at 13:00 GMT, using the hashtag #CCFibro.

For more information, see below:

Objective: for Cochrane Review Groups to engage with relevant consumer and patient groups using simple questions to identify important outcomes in fibromyalgia, via Twitter.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Hobson Email address:  anna.hobson@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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Canadian Cochrane Centre announces winners of its 'What's your story?' competition

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 23:20

The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 'What's your story?' competition, highlighting stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on the lives of Canadians.

External link for more information:  http://ccnc.cochrane.org/winners-whats-your-story-compe... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lori Tarbett Email address:  ltarbett@ohri.ca

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Cochrane seeks Head of Learning and Support - London, UK (preferred)

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 06:31

Post: Head of Learning and Support

Specifications: Full time, permanent

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

Closing date for applications: 12 December 2014

External link for more information:  http://training.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Rachael Wallwork Email address:  rwallwork@cochrane.org

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:21

Quite a few when you work as a team!

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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James Lind Alliance launches Priority Setting Partnership for hearing loss research

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 05:50

A new survey about prioritising research questions in mild to moderate hearing loss has been launched by the James Lind Alliance (JLA), with the support of UK-based Cochrane contributors. The JLA has set up a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to identify unanswered questions for mild-moderate hearing loss; its causes, diagnosis, management and self-management.

External link for more information:  http://www.hearinglink.org/jla-psp/survey Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sarah Chapman Email address:  Sarah.Chapman@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group announces the establishment of a Suicide and Self-Harm Satellite

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:31

It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (CCDAN) announces the formation of a Suicide and Self-Harm satellite based in Swansea, Wales.

External link for more information:  http://ccdan.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jessica Sharp Email address:  contact@ccdan.org

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Antibiotics: on-the-spot tests reduce unnecessary prescriptions

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 21:17

Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (GMT), Thursday, November 6, 2014
[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 5 /11.01 Hours Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), November 6]

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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Evaluate the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 06:24

Please take some time to fill out the evaluation forms for the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium using the link provided below.  

If you were a day registrant, you can give your feedback just for that particular day.

External link for more information:  https://colloquium.cochrane.org/22nd-cochrane-colloquiu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Joseph Email address:  annajoseph@cmcvellore.ac.in

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How many randomised trials can we find in 48 hours?

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:11

The first ever citation screening challenge is complete!

Starting at 15:00 GMT on Friday 31st October and running for 48 hours, around 75 EMBASE project screeners worked their way through 20,709 citations, in the process identifying 1713 RCTs. To put this into context, this work, completed in two days, is about the same amount of records as screeners typically review in two months.

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

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