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Cochrane at the forefront of training in conducting systematic reviews
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of its new, online introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions.As part of the launch of Cochrane ’s new online learning programme,Cochrane Interactive Learning, Cochrane authors and other producers of systematic reviews from across the world will be able to access self-directed learning on framing a review, searching for studies, risk of bias assessment, meta-analysis, GRADE and the complete systematic review process, developed by world-leading experts in systematic review methods.Cochrane Interactive Learning is a new offer...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Announcing Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018: a Patients Included health research conference
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health will be holding the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland from 15th to 18th September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK.The theme of the Colloquium will be:‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’This will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all parts of the world and from all backgrounds. One of the key aims is to increase the involvement of patients, carers and family...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Everyone is welcome! Announcing the opening of a wider world for Cochrane
I am delighted to announce a new initiative that I believe will transform Cochrane as an evidence-producing and knowledge-diffusing organization. Today, we are proud to launch our newCochrane Membership scheme, making it easier than ever before for anyone from anywhere in the world to become a part of our global community of supporters and collaborators passionate about improving healthcare decisions.The Cochrane Membership scheme will enable us to grow our collaboration, attracting many new people with a wider range of experience and  skills into our work, and allowing us to recognize their contributions and sustain ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Specialist Director – Evaluation of Health Interventions, Oslo Norway
Are you interested in developing a knowledge organisation working for better health in Norway and globally?We are seeking a specialist director responsible for the evaluation of interventions in the health, care and welfare services.The specialist director will be responsible for developing the field of evaluation of interventions in the Division for Health Services, including systematic reviews, health technology assessments (HTAs) and health economic analyses. The specialist director will be responsible for many of the division's and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's external activities in these fields, includin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane ’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by theCochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit theFast Track information page.Key findings:A newCochrane Overview has identified effective and safe clinician-focussed interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care.The authors found that point-of-care CRP testing, procalcitonin-guided management and shared decision making probably ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Welcome to the 2017 Global Evidence Summit
A very warm welcome to Cape Town! We look forward to welcoming more than 1400 people from at least 67 countries to the first ever Global Evidence Summit.The Global Evidence Summit will be the first time that  Cochrane,  The Campbell Collaboration,  Guidelines International Network,  International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and  Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this premiere event in evidence-based policy.The theme of the Summit is ‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aims to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing some of the wo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group releases priority setting report
The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group, based at the University of Oxford in the UK, is one of the oldest groups working on Cochrane Reviews. It has produced dozens of these during the last two decades and in 2016, it embarked on a project to identify the top priorities for future research into tobacco control.  The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group's research prioritization exercise involved more than 300 people and identified a total of 183 unanswered questions in tobacco control through two online surveys and an Oxford-based workshop. It identified 24 priority questions, grouped into eight priority themes. This new se...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane announces a three-year agreement to establish a Cochrane Russian Associate Centre at the Kazan Federal University
Cochrane Russia was established at the Kazan Federal University in 2014 and was soon assigned as the national coordinating center for Cochrane. Partnering together they have launched two master programs (in evidence-based medicine and pharmacology), held several international conferences,a national round-table of evidence based medicine, courses  for new systematic reviewers, and published many systematic reviews. An agreement has been recently signed that will have Kazan Federal Univerity hosting Cochrane Russia for the next three years.Cochrane CEO, Mark Wilson said: “I’m delighted to sign this three-yea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane in numbers: April-June 2017
We are pleased to announce the publication of our organizational Dashboard for the second quarter of 2017. This Dashboard, which we publish quarterly, presents our achievements in a series of key metrics, such as publishing output,Cochrane Library usage, and progress on meetingStrategy to 2020 targets. Work onStrategy targets is covered in more detail in the Target Report below.This initiative is part of Cochrane ’s commitment to organizational transparency. For everyone interested in Cochrane and our work, these critical indicators provide an opportunity to monitor our production and dissemination of evidence, and o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane recommends Covidence for new reviews
Covidence is one of Cochrane ’s recommended tools to support you in some of the most labour-intensive stages of your systematic review, saving up to 35% of researcher time. Covidence allows your team to upload search results, screen abstracts and full text, complete data collection, conduct risk of bias assessment, resolve d isagreements and export data into RevMan or Excel. Covidence is free to use for all Cochrane reviews, and is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly.Want to know more aboutCovidence?YouTubeCovidenceKnowledge Base:English andSpanishGive it a try andlet us know what you think!Visit Cov...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 23, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Africa: A network of healthcare decision making launches across sub-Saharan Africa
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Africa;  a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre atCochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, and the establishment of hubs at University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Yaound é University, Cameroon.Cochrane Africa is part of the global, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, pa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Health benefits for lone parents unlikely from welfare-to-work initiatives
Anew Cochrane Review has examined large welfare-to-work studies conducted in North America.Led by Dr Marcia Gibson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, the review looks at a series of welfare-to-work studies, comparing what happened to lone parents who were in welfare-to-work interventions with lone parents who were not.The review indicates that welfare-to-work interventions probably have little to no effect on the health of lone parents. The study also found that effects on lone parent employment rates were small, as those who were not in the interventions often found work on the...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cytology versus HPV testing for cervical cancer screening in the general population: a DTA Review from the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group, (CGNOC)
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy. They are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review.Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews (DTA) provide essential information regarding the accuracy of the available diagnostic tools for key decision makers, including patients, clinicians, guideline developers and researchers.  The purpose of a Cochrane DTA review is very like the purp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane EPOC Group seeks Statistician – Oslo, Norway
Cochrane Norway and the Norwegian Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group, which has the responsibility for developing systematic reviews of interventions to improve health systems are seeking a full-time statistician. Closing date for applications is 1 September.  For complete information on the job and how to apply, read more at theNorwegian Insitute of Public Health websbite.  Wednesday, August 9, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Statistician – Oslo, Norway
Cochrane Norway and the Norwegian Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group, which has the responsibility for developing systematic reviews of interventions to improve health systems are seeking a full-time statistician. Closing date for applications is 1 September.  For complete information on the job and how to apply, read more at theNorwegian Insitute of Public Health websbite.  Wednesday, August 9, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cancer Council NSW seeks Systematic Reviewer – Woolloomooloo, NSW
Cancer Council NSW is seeking a Systematic Reviewer to join their Cancer Research Division on a two-year, full-time contract. Closing date for applications is 15 August.For complete information on the job and how to apply, read more at theCancer Council site.Wednesday, August 9, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Events and Office Coordinator - Oxford, UK
14-month maternity coverCochrane UK is seeking an organized and enthusiastic individual to join our small, friendly team at the UK Cochrane Centre in the role of Events and Office Coordinator. This is an exciting time to join us, as we are organizing a global healthcare evidence conference for 1200 delegates in September 2018. This role is vital to the organization of the event and offers an opportunity, as a 14-month post, to organize and deliver an inspiring and successful conference.Main responsibilities include day-to-day running of the office, coordination of our training programmes, diary management and events organi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

New national license agreement provides India with unlimited access to the Cochrane Library
John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) is pleased to announce that students, practitioners, researchers, and patients in India will now have access to more than 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to theCochrane Library. Cochrane is a leading resource in evidence-based research across areas including pregnancy, mental health, surgical procedures, and public health. Cochrane Reviews provide independent high-quality evidence to aid healthcare decision making.The collaboration between Wiley, Cochrane, and the National Medical Library in India offers free access, thro...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Managing Editor for Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group - Liverpool, UK
The Department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Editor to work in  the Cochrane Infectious Diseases GroupThe Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.   This includes the Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health, which houses the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), one of the first Cochrane Groups and highly successful, and well known for its exacting standards.As the Managing Editor of CIDG you will help organize review production across over 600 authors from some 52 countries. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements will not prevent a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking vitamin supplements, such as vitamin E or beta-carotene, may not prevent the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  See additional resources at the bottom of this pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people have early signs of the disease.There are numerous unanswered questions in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane election results and appointments to the Governing Board
We are delighted to announce the results of the recent elections and appointments to the Governing Board:Co-Chair:Martin Burton has been appointed by the Board as its Co-Chair for a term of two years. Martin served as a member of the Board until this month, and already has substantial leadership experience in Cochrane as Director of Cochrane UK and Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Ear Nose& Throat Review Group. Martin is based in Oxford, UK, and will share chairing duties with Cindy Farquhar, who is Co-ordinating Editor of the Gynaecology and Fertility Review Group, and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.Two interna...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

The Cochrane/G-I-N Partnership in 2017
Cochrane and the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) have been formal partners since 2014. We work together collaboratively to ensure that evidence is both useful and used by people making decisions about health, from individuals to clinicians to international health policy-makers from all over the world.The latest collaboration between Cochrane and G-I-N is a new release of Cochrane's TaskExchange platform, which extends TaskExchange's remit to include tasks related to developing guidelines.For more information, please see thefull update, including a video presenting the partnership, on the Cochrane Community site.Th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Administrator - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeAnnual Salary:£23,333Location:  LondonApplication Closing Date: 13th August 2017This role is an exciting opportunity to use your administration experience to make a difference in the field of health care research.  Working as part of a team, the Administrator will handle a variety of office support tasks such as servicing meetings, making travel arrangements, diary management and maintaining electronic records.   The role also includes dedicated support for our External Affairs team, administering funding applications, maintaining donor reports and managing contact databa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

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 and social care service users, caregivers and family members. Also included are people who represent or are advocates for patients and carers. What unites them all is their search for high quality, unbiased information about health conditions and treatments.Consumer involvement is v...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Sports injuries: when do show-stoppers need surgery?
Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor ofCochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Reserarch 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 with hip, shoulder and wrist fractures, either via primary research or conducting Cochrane systematic revi ews.Reposted with permission fromEvidently CochraneWimbledon is upon us – yippee for all tennis fans – and the spectre of sports injury is on Centre Cour...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience
Dementia is the focus of a blog series running throughout July onEvidently Cochrane .  Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia, know someone with dementia, or may be looking ahead to our own futures, perhaps wondering what we could do to avoid or delay developing dementia ourselves. There are also many working in health and social care, and numerous third sector orga nisations, looking after and supporting people with dementia; and researchers working to change the future of dementia. There can’t be very many of us not touched by dementia in some way. Take a look at these Evidently Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Celebrating 20 years of Cochrane in Spain
This year is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the firstCochranecentre in Spain. It was founded in 1997 as the Spanish Cochrane Centre and was located at the Corporaci ó Sanitària Parc Taulí in Sabadell. On 2000,thecentre was renamed as Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre (IbCC) and has continued its activity at its current headquarters in the Hospital de la SantaCreui Sant Pau in Barcelona.To celebrate this 20years of history, the centrehelda Conference on May, 24thand 25th–within the framework of CIBERESP– to observe the different aspects related to this initiative and to offer train...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
Two new Cochrane Reviews arethe 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 diet, physical activity, and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in children aged six to 11 years and in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the studies and variation in the results.Childhood and adolescent obesity is one of the leading global publ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

A double Cochrane celebration in Croatia
A double celebration of Cochrane was organized this year in Croatia where, apart from the annualCroatian 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 government officials, health professionals, and students.On behalf of Cochrane Croatia ’s host institution, Prof. Zoran Đogaš, the Dean of the University of Split School of Medicine, gave the opening address at the Centre celebration, expressing his support of Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Health Minister names Monash University researcher top grant applicant
Associate Professor Julian Elliott fromCochrane Australia in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University has been awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Awardfor Excellence in Health and Medical Research2017 at a ceremony in Melbourne last night. The medal is bestowed annually to the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship applicant through the National Health and Medical Research Council.A Career Development Fellowship (CDF) is a highly competitive, four-year fellowship that supports the most outstanding early- to mid-career health and medical researchers. The medal...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

2016 Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 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 now6.124.This is a slight  increase on the 2015 impact factor, which was 6.103.The CDSR impact factor is calculated by taking the total number of citations in a given year to all Cochrane Reviews published in the past 2years, and dividing that number by the total number of Reviews published in the past 2 years. It is a useful metric for measuring the strength of a journal by how oftenit its publications are ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Former South African Minister of Finance will open the Global Evidence Summit
“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 subsequently as Minister in the Presidency under President Jacob Zuma, will be the first plenary speaker at theGlobal Evidence Summit.Trevor Manuel will address the Summit in the opening Plenary on Wednesday 13 September, 9am-10.30am.During his two decades as a Cabi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Welcome Cochrane Iran - the gold standard in high quality, trusted health information
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 of Iran. NIMAD is a national public granting body for medical research, which is under supervision of Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME) of Iran.Cochrane Iran will promote evidence-based decision making in health care across Iran by supporting and training new authors...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Senior Contracts Specialist - London, UK
Specifications:  Part Time/ 3 days pwSalary:CompetitiveLocation:  LondonApplication Closing Date: 7 July 2017This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in contract management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As theorganisation’s sole manager for contracts, the Senior Contracts Specialist will take the leading role in the implementation and maintenance of an effective contracts service for a portfoliowith a range of complexity and requirements. They will provide operational contract management, developing solutions which reduce legal liability and risk and pro...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane Croatia recognized for success in promoting best available health information
Cochrane is delighted to announce thatCochrane 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 is part of the Croatian Centre for Global Health.Cochrane Croatia will continue to promote evidence-based decision making in health care in Croatia and the region by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane Brazil Director receives award from Brazilian government
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 Urinary Medicine Unit at the Federal University of São Paulo (Un ifesp). The Order is awarded every two years in recognition of exemplary service for the benefit of society.Please join us in congratulating Professor Atallah and Cochrane Brazil on receiving this honour.Cochrane Brazil websiteNews item in PortugueseThursday, June 8, 2017 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Vivli seeks Executive Director - Cambridge, MA
Vivli, the Center for Global Clinical Research Data, is seeking an Executive Director.The Vivli Executive Director (ED) is the key management and operations leader of Vivli, Inc. The ExecutiveDirector position reports directly to the Board of Directors and will work with the Board to execute theorganization ’s strategic mission and vision. The ED has overall strategic and operational responsibility for theadministration, programs, staff, alliances and plan for the organization. Key duties include strategic directionand oversight, fundraising, marketing and advocacy for the organization ’s mission.For more infor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Find out why you should come to Global Evidence Summit 2017
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 R øttingen, from theResearch Council of Norway who will be sharing their real-life experiences of how international collaboration and innovation can solve humanitarian crises.Learn how a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem is leading the way for guideline development.Find out what key evidence tools are needed for emerging international health and social crises.And be inspired by how the evidence community, worki...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

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 SAMRC offers free access, through IP recognition, to the Cochrane Library throughout South Africa. This has been made possible by funding from the SAMRC, and will enable all South Africans to access the gold-standard in evidence-based healthcare research. The national...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

World No Tobacco Day 2017
31 May isWorld No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to draw attention to the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and what can still be done to reduce tobacco consumption around the world.In support of World No Tobacco Day 2017, the Cochrane Library presents an updatedSpecial Collection which highlights a selection of new or recently updated clinically relevant Cochrane Reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general population. There is free access to all reviews included.Other Cochrane evidence resources for World No Tobacco Day:Help to quit smoking: Nicotine receptor partial ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane Austria recognized for success in promoting best available health information
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 Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the Danube University, Krems.Cochrane Austria will continue to promote evidence-based decision making in health care in Austria and the region by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as wor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste: 2017 winners
The first Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research have just been awarded. This year ’s winners were theAdding Value in Researchprogramme of the English National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), theSystematic Review Center foranimal Experimentation (SYRCLE) in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and theCore Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) Initiative coordinated in Liverpool, England. The ceremony took place during the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam on May 30th. The prize, of GBP 2500, recognizes local or pilot initiatives that could lead to reductions in research waste. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 29, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Featured Review: Decision aids to help people who are facing health treatment or screening decisions
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. They state the decision, describe the options, and help people think about the options from a personal view (e.g. how important are possible benefits and harms).A team of Cochrane authors based in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States worked withCochrane Consume...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Feature Review: Decision aids to help people who are facing health treatment or screening decisions
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. They state the decision, describe the options, and help people think about the options from a personal view (e.g. how important are possible benefits and harms).A team of Cochrane authors based in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States worked withCochrane Consume...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane Japan gets independent Centre status
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 Development (NCCHD) in Tokyo, Japan.Cochrane Japan, part of Cochrane since 2014, will continue to promote evidence-based decision making in health care in Japan by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, p...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane Japan gets independent Centre status – one of only two full centres in Asia-Pacific
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 – one of only two full Centres in Asia-Pacific. The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the National Centre for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) in Tokyo, Japan.Cochrane Japan, part of Cochrane since 2014, will continue to promote evidence-based decision making in health care in Japan by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news