On 3 June 2013, The Cochrane Collaboration announced the official launch of the continuous publishing model (also called Publish When Ready (PWR)). Going forward, all Cochrane Reviews and Protocols published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (one of the databases of The Cochrane Library) will be eligible for immediate publication, following successful completion of pre-publication editorial processes. Cochrane contributors and users will no longer be required to wait for the next monthly publication date in order to access up-to-date Cochrane evidence.External link for more information: http://www.thecochranelibrary.com Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: email@example.com
Thanks to the efforts of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, especially to Jesús López Alcalde and his team of enthusiatic translators, Spanish translations of the slides "Standard Author Training Materials (SATMs)" (with notes in English) have recently been uploaded to the training website.External link for more information: http://training.cochrane.org/authors/intervention-revie... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Caribbean Branch of the US Cochrane Center (CBUSCC) was launched on 6 June 2013.
CBUSCC will represent and promote The Cochrane Collaboration across the English-speaking Caribbean. CBUSCC is located at the University of West Indies (UWI) in Mona, Jamaica. Members of the CBUSCC at UWI include the Co-Directors, Damian Francis and Marshall Tulloch-Reid, and staff member Nadia Bennett. Additional members include Chisa Cumberbatch, Health Planner for the Ministry of Health in Barbados, and Ian Hambleton, Professor at the University of West Indies Cavehill in Barbados.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Roberta Scherer Email address: email@example.com
Cochrane Training is pleased to announce the first issue of the Cochrane Training newsletter, available online at the link listed below.
With this new newsletter, we aim to provide information quarterly about Cochrane Training initiatives and their progress, as well as to make information available about the many (and ever-increasing) resources available on the Cochrane Training website, training.cochrane.org.
The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research has issued a call for papers for a special issue on systematic reviews. This includes brief reports on completed Campbell or Cochrane reviews, as well as papers on research synthesis methodologies. The aim is to improve understanding, application, and dissemination of SRs in the fields of social care. Full information is available at the link provided below. Please feel free to contact the guest editor, Julia Littell, to discuss potential submissions.External link for more information: http://www.jsswr.org/announcement/view/254 Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Julia Littell Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of a series of events to mark The Cochrane Collaboration's 20th Anniversary, a series of videos has been commissioned focusing on the ideas, achievements and people that have contributed to the Collaboration's growth since 1993.External link for more information: http://anniversary.cochrane.org/home Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: email@example.com
The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament, which is made up of 67 members (MEPs) from 22 countries, is currently scrutinising the Clinical Trials Regulation. On Wednesday 29 May the committee will vote on changes to the regulation. There are proposals on the table that could greatly increase clinical trial transparency and would mean that all clinical trials for medicines licensed in Europe would have to be registered and the results reported.External link for more information: http://www.alltrials.net/news/list-of-meps/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cochrane Collaboration has announced plans to change the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (one of the databases of The Cochrane Library) from its current model of monthly publication to a continuous publishing model (also called Publish When Ready (PWR)). When the new model takes effect, from 3 June 2013, it will be possible to publish Cochrane Reviews and Protocols as soon as they have been designated as ready for publication, rather than waiting for the next monthly publication.External link for more information: http://ims.cochrane.org/support/crgs/publication-freque... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: email@example.com
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 28,000 people from over 100 countries working to help healthcare practitioners, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers make well-informed decisions about health care. We produce Cochrane Reviews: systematic reviews of research evidence on healthcare interventions internationally recognised as the benchmark for high-quality information about the effectiveness of health care, with over 5,000 published to date in The Cochrane Library.Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Suki Kenth Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Systems Evidence (http://www.mcmasterhealthforum.org/healthsystemsevidence-en) has expanded its role as the most comprehensive free access point for evidence on strengthening and reforming health systems with the addition of the beta version of a new portal that includes World Health Organization documents that address health systems.
The Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Groups (CGQIMG) is seeking additional co-convenors with experience in qualitative research and/or implementation research in combination with systematic reviewing. The remit for our group is expanding rapidly and we need additional convenors to help in the following areas: review of qualitative and mixed methods protocols; provision of international training in qualitative evidence synthesis; support to review editors and authors; development of methodology for implementation reviews.External link for more information: http://cqrmg.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Jane Noyes Email address: email@example.com
The Evidence Aid Project's 2012 Annual Report is now available on their website for download. Follow the link below for more information on Evidence Aid activities.External link for more information: http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews/evidence-aid-p... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Claire Allen Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review Manager (RevMan), The Cochrane Collaboration's programme for preparing and maintaining reviews, contains a user guide. Sponsored by the School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group has produced a series of RevMan tutorials leading new reviewers though the user guide. These can be found by searching YouTube for 'RevMan' (43 clips) or sorted into the logical order within one site (https://sites.google.com/site/revmantutorial1/home).External link for more information: https://sites.google.com/site/revmantutorial1/home Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Jun Xia Email address: Jun.Xia@nottingham.ac.uk
3 May 2013 - In the two weeks since The Cochrane Collaboration became a principal supporter and organizer of the AllTrials initiative, there have been several developments of interest to the Cochrane community. Some are positive; some more challenging; all underscore the importance of continued focus on and discussion of the campaign’s goals.External link for more information: http://www.alltrials.net/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: email@example.com
Issue 4, 2013 of The Cochrane Library is now available! New and updated reviews and podcasts available on interventions for improving antibiotic prescription in hospital, school-based programmes for preventing smoking, and more!External link for more information: http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/view/0/index.html Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team
Event: #CochraneTech Symposium
Date: 17 September 2013; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: TRYP Hotel Pur, Québec City
A group of Cochrane contributors, including CEO Mark Wilson and US Cochrane Center Director Kay Dickersin, visited the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Washington, DC on 12 April.External link for more information: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&vie... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Cochrane Web Team Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PRISMA Statement was published in 2009 to provide guidance for reports of systematic reviews. The Statement included a brief item about the abstract.External link for more information: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.137... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Elaine Beller Email address: email@example.com
On 23 April 2013, Peter C. Gøtzsche, Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, will tell the European Parliament about the struggle to gain access to European trial data.
He appears as part of the European Ombudsman's event "It's our Europe: Let's get active!". The event will be webstreamed at: www.ombudsman.europa.eu from 9.30 to 12.30 (UTC +1). Join the debate on Twitter: #eyc2013eo.External link for more information: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/de/activities/calendarev... Contributor's Information Contributor's name: Jacob Riis Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) announces the formation of a South Asia satellite based in India.