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Cochrane South Africa invites applications for the Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award 2015

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 08:05

Prof. Aubrey Sheiham is a longtime supporter of Cochrane’s work and mission. Since 2001, through Prof. Sheiham’s generosity, Cochrane researchers from low- and middle-income countries have been funded and supported to complete a Cochrane Review on a topic relevant to their region, and to cascade knowledge about Cochrane and evidence-based health care (EBHC) to their local networks. The award has been administered since 2014 by Cochrane South Africa (SA) which is based in Cape Town and actively co-ordinates regional activities for Cochrane in Africa.

External link for more information:  https://community.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholars... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Joy Oliver Email address:  Joy.Oliver@mrc.ac.za

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Cochrane Handbook now available in Chinese

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 08:23

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is now available in Simplified Chinese, thanks to the hard work of the Chinese Cochrane Center and colleagues, with funding from the Cochrane Central Executive. You can access this version of the Handbook from the main Handbook page (along with some additional information about the translation).

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Miranda Cumpston Email address:  mcumpston@cochrane.org

In memoriam: Dr David Sackett

Fri, 15/05/2015 - 04:35

(1934-2015)

It is with great sadness that Cochrane announces the death of our colleague and friend, Dr David Sackett. He was 81 years old.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Dave’s family, friends, and colleagues in North America and across the world.

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Cochrane welcomes new Learning and Support Officers

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 12:44

The Cochrane Learning and Support Department is delighted to welcome three new staff, who will be working together with Miranda Cumpston, Head of Learning and Support, to help with your training needs across Cochrane from 18 May 2015.

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Miranda Cumpston Email address:  mcumpston@cochrane.org

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Newly appointed part-time Methods Support Worker joins Cochrane Editorial Unit

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 01:46

Cochrane would like to welcome, and introduce, Louisa Dunn, our newly appointed Methods Support Worker. She will be working part time to support the Methods Co-ordinator role while Jackie Chamdler undertakes a part-time study leave break to work on her PhD.

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

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OHSU seeks Research Associate - Portland, OR, USA

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 18:28

Research Associate - Epidemiology & Health Policy

External link for more information:  http://www.ohsujobs.com Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Center for Evidence-based Policy Email address:  centerebp@ohsu.edu

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Cochrane founding member receives honorary doctorate from Utrecht University

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 16:16

Professor Doug Altman, longtime Cochrane contributor and a founding member of the collaboration, has received an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University, Netherlands.

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

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EPOC editorial base moves to Oxford

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 03:18

The Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) editorial base has officially relocated from Ottawa, Canada to Oxford, UK as of 1 April 2015.

The UK editorial base is being led by Co-ordinating Editor Sasha Shepperd and includes Managing Editor Gerd Flodgren, Statistician Orlaith Burke, and Information Scientist Paul Miller. Two systematic reviewers will also be working with the team at the editorial base: Mike Gardner and Daniela Gonçalves Bradley.

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

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Cochrane welcomes a new Translations Support Officer

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 03:05

We would like to introduce our new Translations Support Officer, Hayley Hassan. Hayley joins the Communications and External Affairs Department (CEAD), working for us full-time, based at the London office.

 

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

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Call for input: Cochrane and Testing Treatments International

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 18:10

Testing Treatments International (TTi) aims to educate the public and deepen the discussion on why it is important to test treatments carefully, how to recognize reliable research, and what can be done to help make research more relevant. TTi does not make rulings on particular treatments, but instead discusses the strengths and weakness of the evidence behind them.

External link for more information:  http://www.testingtreatments.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group seeks Systematic Review Methodologist - Manchester, UK

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 15:39

Closing date for applications: 18 May 2015

External link for more information:  https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Lindsey Elstub Email address:  lindsey.elstub@manchester.ac.uk

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Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Group and Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes launch new collaboration

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 20:04

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and Cochrane Kidney and Transplant (CKT) have launched a new collaboration to consolidate information on kidney disease guidelines and to make this resource globally accessible on the KDIGO website.  Guidelines published by kidney organizations around the world will be identified, included in a searchable database, and updated periodically.&nbs

External link for more information:  http://www.kdigo.org Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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The Campbell Collaboration seeks a new Chief Executive Officer

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 22:38

The Campbell Collaboration seeks a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for an initial term of up to 5 years beginning on or about 1 January 2016 in any location. Applications (current CV and letter of interest) are requested by 15 May 2015. 

External link for more information:  http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/news_/Campbell_Chi... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group announces publication of Palliative Care Library

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 14:33

In 2014, the UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissioned a project to create a database of research published internationally that informs the practice of palliative and end of life care. The project was completed by key members of the Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group, led by Professor Philip Wiffen. The Palliative Care Library is now available as a searchable, annotated online database.

External link for more information:  http://pcl.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Anna Hobson Email address:  anna.hobson@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

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A multi-language Cochrane Library: Help us understand the needs of non-native English speakers

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 17:27

We are currently planning to develop a multi-language version of the Cochrane Library. As part of that, we are looking for non-native English speakers to help us understand what users need from the Cochrane Library in multiple languages. For this purpose, we have set up an online questionnaire, and we would like to invite you to participate, and to forward it on to other people who might be interested in helping us with this task.

External link for more information:  http://wiley.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jnk2pfYxZBjf7f Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Juliane Ried Email address:  jried@cochrane.org

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Invitation to join the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 13:31

Dear colleagues
It has taken much longer than we anticipated, but at last I’m delighted to invite you, on behalf of the members of the Organizing Group, to consider joining the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI).

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

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3300 KoreaMed journals citations published in CRSO/CENTRAL

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 18:03

We are pleased to announce the upcoming addition to the Cochrane Library of about 3300 unique trial reports published in Korean journals.  These citations were harvested from KoreaMed by staff at the Australasian Cochrane Centre

Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Ruth Foxlee Email address:  rfoxlee@cochrane.org

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Suggest research topics to the National Institute for Health Research

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 18:54

Your ideas could help the National Insitute for Health Research (NIHR, UK) improve health through research.

External link for more information:  http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/identifying-research Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Join the NIHR’s expert reviewer community

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 18:45

The NIHR relies on expert reviewers. The contributions and perspectives of a wide range of experts are vital in ensuring the quality and scientific relevance of research topics, funding applications and published outputs across NIHR programmes. Reviewers make a significant contribution to the NHS and public health by shaping research and improving practice.

 

External link for more information:  http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/become-a-reviewer Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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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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