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Consultation open for two Cochrane policy proposals

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 05:51

We would like to invite members of the Cochrane community to comment on the proposed policy development framework and spokesperson policy (please download documents at the links below).

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Julie Wood Email address:  jwood@cochrane.org

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Cochrane appoints Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 16:15

Cochrane is delighted to introduce our new Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, Kathelene Weiss. Kathelene joins the Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD), working for Cochrane four days a week. She will be based in Switzerland, and starts work 7 April.

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

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Methods Innovation Fund announces funding of new projects

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 04:44

The Methods Innovation Fund is pleased to announce the successful projects for Cochrane’s second three-year Methods Innovation Fund programme. The Methods Application and Review Standards Advisory Committee sifted topic suggestions received from across Cochrane to a final set of 16 priority methodological topics. We then invited competitive applications for funds from Methods Groups or topic experts. We received 15 applications; all of these underwent assessment and independent peer review, resulting in seven successful projects within the allocated funds of £375,000.

External link for more information:  http://methods.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Jackie Chandler Email address:  jchandler@cochrane.org

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Covidence seeks Community Development Officer for Author Support Tool - Flexible location

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 18:35
Position: Community Development Officer, Covidence Author Support Tool

Closing date for applications: 9 April 2015

School/Directorate: Veritas Health Innovation

Location: The successful applicants preferably will be based in the UK, Europe, Australia, NZ, or Asia. Consideration will be given to applicants working from other locations.

Salary: AU$55,500 - $64,300 full time equivalent base salary paid pro rata
Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Julian Elliott Email address:  julian.elliott@monash.edu

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Covidence seeks Manager for Author Support Tool - UK or Melbourne location

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 18:26

Position: Manager, Covidence Author Suport Tool

Closing date for applications: 9 April 2015

School/Directorate: Veritas Health Innovation

Location: The successful applicant preferably will be based in the UK or Melbourne. Consideration will be given to applicants working from other locations.

Salary: AU$77,500 - $85,000 full-time equivalent base salary paid pro rata

Hours per week: 0.4 - 0.6 FTE

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Julian Elliott Email address:  julian.elliott@monash.edu

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Australasian Cochrane Centre seeks Program Manager - Melbourne

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 18:12

Position: Program Manager - Health Evidence Innovation

School/Directorate: Australasian Cochrane Centre, Monash University

External link for more information:  http://jobs.monash.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=533486... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Julian Elliott Email address:  julian.elliott@monash.edu

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Have your say: two new Cochrane policies

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 18:20

One of the 2014 targets for the Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD) was to create a spokesperson policy. From this target objective, we are proposing two new policies: a policy framework policy (ie. how do we decide what is a Cochrane policy position?) and a spokesperson policy.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Julie Wood Email address:  jwood@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group expands scope to include HIV/AIDS research

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 17:19

The Cochrane HIV/AIDS External link for more information:  http://cidg.cochrane.org/welcome Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Cochrane CEAD team seeks members to join EU Working Group

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:26

In support of the aims of Cochrane's Strategy to 2020, and in response to feedback from across the Cochrane community, we are putting renewed energy and resources into seeking EU funding for delivering on Cochrane's organizational goals and Strategy to 2020.

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

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Announcing the establishment of the Polish Cochrane Branch

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 07:29

The Nordic Cochrane Centre (NCC) is delighted to announce the establishment of the Polish Cochrane Branch, based at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow. The Director of Cochrane Poland will be Malgorzata Bala, who is an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the Jagiellonian University Medical College, and an author of several Cochrane Reviews. One of the priorities of Cochrane Poland will be to act as a leading proponent and advocate for evidence based health care nationwide.

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

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Cochrane Central Executive announces appointment of Head of Learning and Support

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 04:44

The Cochrane Central Executive team (CET) is delighted to announce that we have appointed Miranda Cumpston as our new Head of Learning and Support. She was appointed following a competitive recruitment process that attracted strong internal as well as external candidates, and she has taken on this role with immediate effect.

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

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2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting - Athens, Greece

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 02:46

Event: 2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 3-8 May 2015

Location: Electra Palace Hotel, Athens, Greece

Website: https://athens2015.cochrane.org/

The 2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting will take place in Athens in May 2015, hosted by Roberto D’Amico (Director of the Italian Cochrane Centre) and Marialena Trivella (Head of the local organising committee).

External link for more information:  https://athens2015.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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New evidence helps health workers in the fight against Ebola

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 02:31
 

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

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Introducing Project Transform: Bringing people and technology together for evidence production

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 08:31

We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide the Cochrane community with an update on Project Transform, which the Cochrane Steering Group has recently approved for funding as part of the Cochrane Game Changer initiative. Over the next three years this project will work with the wider Cochrane community to improve the way people, processes, and technologies come together to produce Cochrane content.

External link for more information:  http://community.cochrane.org/transform Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Project Transform team Email address:  transform@cochrane.org

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Update: Cochrane Brand, February 2015

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 15:26

Now that we have begun the process of rolling out Cochrane’s new visual identity and logo with the relaunch of cochrane.org and the Cochrane Library, we wanted to update on a few common questions we are receiving following the launch, as well as tell you about next steps and timings for rebranding groups and reskinning  websites. We will also post this information on cochrane.org/brand, and will be setting up an online forum so we can answer any brand questions you may have.

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

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XIV Annual Meeting - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network - Montevideo, Uruguay

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 14:55

Event: XIV Annual Meeting - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

Dates: 20-22 May 2015

Organised by: Fondo Nacional de Recursos.

For more information, please contact the chairman Dr. Oscar Gianneo, or Cochrane_Uruguay@fnr.gub.uy

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Maroussia Tzanova Email address:  maroussia@cochrane.es

All aboard the #CochraneExpress!

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 13:40

The #CochraneExpress is an against-the-clock challenge to develop a priority-listed Cochrane review from published protocol to full review in around 12 hours of elapsed time from a temporary base on a train travelling to the Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna (date TBC). The journey will be captured using documentary film to showcase the evidence-to-clinical practice process and its technology-enabled future.

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

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Survey: Cochrane-WHO Collaboration

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 13:17

Cochrane is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). We need to renew our work plan with them in 2015.

We need to know from you about any current or planned collaboration you have with the WHO to help put this plan together. We would also like to know your opinion about this collaboration.

WHO is an important partner in using evidence for health policy development, so your help is really important to Cochrane’s mission.

External link for more information:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CollaborationWHO Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Sylvia de Haan Email address:  sdehaan@cochrane.org

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Cochrane UK releases three RevMan training videos

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 13:02

Cochrane UK have released three training videos in the form of short screen casts, narrated by Chris Cates, as part of a series called “Entering data with the RevMan Calculator”.  These provide a step-by-step guide to support author teams on how to use the RevMan calculator for data entry with continuous outcomes:

1.  Calculating missing standard deviations

2.  Combining arms with continuous outcomes

3.  Is it really as standard deviation?

External link for more information:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-DFRXToqEVxlbJc5... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane UK Email address:  general@cochrane.nhs.uk

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Consumer Network Executive announces appointment of new members

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 12:16

The Consumer Network is pleased to announce that there have been changes to the membership of the Consumer Network (CCNET) Executive following a call for nominations.

We received two nominations for two positions and therefore, with effect from the Athens Mid-year meeting, Caroline Struthers and Sara Yaron will be joining the team, replacing Silvana Simi who will be standing down, and filling a vacant position.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Richard Morley Email address:  rmorley@cochrane.org

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