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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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2015 Cochrane Mid-Year Meeting - Athens, Greece

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 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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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: 25 April 2015, 11.55 pm AEST

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
External link for more information:  http://www.seek.com.au/Job/28383250 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: 15 April 2015, 11.55 pm AEST

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

External link for more information:  http://www.seek.com.au/Job/28348052 Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Julian Elliott Email address:  julian.elliott@monash.edu

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Australasian Cochrane Centre seeks Program Manager - Flexible location

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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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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