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Become an Embase screener - Cochrane’s innovative Embase project is now open for all budding volunteers!

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 14:20

The Embase project provides an opportunity for new and potential contributors to get involved with Cochrane work by diving into a task that needs doing. No prior experience is necessary as the task supports a ‘learn as you do’ approach.  

External link for more information:  http://www.metaxis.com/embase/

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Cochrane Switzerland seeks a Coordinator (0.5 FTE)

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 16:10

Cochrane Switzerland, based at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital, seeks a

Coordinator (0.5 FTE)

External link for more information:  http://swiss.cochrane.org/fr/news/poste-de-coordinateur...

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Croatian Translation of Testing Treatments published on 17 March, 2014

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:38

On March 17, 2014 the Croatian version of the book Testing Treatments was launched in Split, Croatia.

External link for more information:  http://www.testingtreatments.org

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Cochrane Gynaecological and Orphan Cancer Group announces the formation of a Neuro-oncology Satellite

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 11:51

It is with great pleasure that the Cochrane Gynaecological and Orphan Cancer Group announces the formation of a Neuro-oncology Satellite based in Bath, UK.

This new Satellite is headed by Dr Robin Grant, Consultant Neurologist and Mr Mike Hart, Neurosurgeon who are both experienced Cochrane systematic reviewers and have been involved with the Group for over a decade as Associate Editors.

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Europe votes for clinical trial transparency

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:00

On 2 April members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new law that will require all drug clinical trials in Europe to be registered and their results reported in a public database. This is a significant win for the AllTrials campaign, for which Cochrane is a principal supporter and organiser.

This new law comes into effect in 2016 and as Ben Goldacre, co-founder of the AllTrials campaign, said:

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

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Mike Clarke awarded prize from Queen's University Belfast

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 08:04

Professor Mike Clarke, Cochrane founding member and a founder and current Director of Evidence Aid, was awarded the prize for best programme in partnership with health and social care at the Celebration of Excellence for the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biom

External link for more information:  http://www.evidenceaid.org/news/

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New Director for the Cochrane Nursing Care Field

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:24

Many of you may have heard Prof Alan Pearson AM Director of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) retired at the very end of last year.

We are pleased to now to formally let you know that Assoc Prof Craig Lockwood has replaced Alan as the new Field Director.

Craig is the Editor of the CNCF Journal supplement; is a Cochrane Reviewer via the Renal CRG; and is an experienced nurse and leader.

We would like to thank Alan for his enormous contribution to the Field and look forward to working with Craig in the future.

External link for more information:  http://cncf.cochrane.org/

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Cochrane seeks Office Assistant - London, UK

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:14

Post: Office Assistant

Location: London

Specifications:  Full time

Salary: Up to £23,000 dependent of skills and experience

Closing date for applications: 14th April 2014

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Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor receives 2014 VA Under Secretary's Award

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 12:32

Dr. Timothy J. Wilt, longtime Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Prostatic Diseases and Urologic Cancers Group, has been awarded the 2014 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research. This award is the highest honor for a VA (Veterans Affairs) health services researcher.

External link for more information:  http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/for_researchers/awards/...

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Chief Specialist Scientist, South African Cochrane Centre - Tygerberg, South Africa

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 10:52

An appropriately qualified and experienced senior researcher is required to join our team on a full-time basis (3-year contract) with the objective of playing a leading role in conceptualising and implementing innovative research, managing our research projects and supporting capacity development.

External link for more information:  http://www.mrc.ac.za/hr/job15.htm

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Cochrane offers free access to online author training materials

Mon, 17/03/2014 - 22:48

Calling all current and aspiring Cochrane authors!

Are you already working on a Cochrane Systematic Review? Have you used the Online Learning Modules? If yes, we'd love to have your feedback!

Are you planning to work on a systematic review, and you don't have access to training?

Would you like to have free access to the full suite of Cochrane online learning resources designed to support authors throughout the Cochrane Review preparation process?

External link for more information:  http://training.cochrane.org/authors/intervention-revie... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Marialena Trivella Email address:  mtrivella@cochrane.org

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Stipend applications announced for 2014 Hyderabad Colloquium

Mon, 17/03/2014 - 11:40

Dear Friends and Colleagues

Are you interested in attending the 2014 Cochrane Colloquium (21-26 September, Hyderabad, India) but in need of financial support?

A limited number of stipends to help cover registration, travel, accommodation and other expenses associated with attending the 2014 Cochrane Colloquium are available for Cochrane consumers and contributors from developing countries.

External link for more information:  http://colloquium.cochrane.org/stipends

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Cochrane seeks Finance Manager

Thu, 13/03/2014 - 10:55

Cochrane is an independent, international not-for-profit organisation, which has gained worldwide recognition for its seminal systematic reviews on the effects of health care interventions across a wide range of clinical diseases and disorders. It has been described as “an enterprise that rivals the Human Genome Project in its potential implications for modern medicine." It is funded by a variety of sources including governments, universities, hospital trusts, charities and personal donations.

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Over 170 Cochrane Reviews and Protocols are open access!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:33

On 1 February 2014, Cochrane had its first anniversary of going open access. ‘Open access’ is a way of publishing scholarly research that makes it available unrestricted online. Open access for Cochrane means that authors can choose to make their Cochrane Review or Protocol open access in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) immediately upon publication (gold open access), while authors of all other reviews and protocols will see them go free to view 12 months after publication (green open access).

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/editorial-and-publishing-policy...

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Newsletter - Nigerian Branch of the South African Cochrane Centre

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 12:58

The Nigerian Branch of the South African Cochrane Centre is pleased to announce its

January 2014 Cochrane Nigeria Info Sheet

Moriam Chibuzor
Communications Officer
Nigerian Branch of the South African Cochrane Centre
email: cochranenigeria@yahoo.co.uk
phone: +234(0)8039733998
website: nigeria.cochrane.org

External link for more information:  http://nigeria.cochrane.org/sites/nigeria.cochrane.org/...

Request for Proposals: Cochrane Author Support Tool

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 11:03

Cochrane is pleased to announce the launch of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development, installation, and support of the Cochrane Author Support Tool (CAST).

The purpose of this new tool is to:

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

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Priority setting: open questions about tumours of the brain or spinal cord

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:48

Involving patients, relatives and healthcare professionals in prioritising research into tumours of the brain and spinal cord!

The Neuro-Oncology Group Priority Setting Partnership is asking all patients, carers, relatives and healthcare professionals to send us any unanswered questions they have about the treatment and care of patients with a tumour of the brain or spinal cord.

Question(s) can be submitted online at


External link for more information:  http://www.neuro-oncology.org.uk/

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Mexican Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre registered

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:10

We are delighted to announce that the Mexican Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre has been registered by the Monitoring and Registration Committee (MaRC). This new Branch, co-directed by Dr.
Giordano Pérez-Gaxiola and Dr. Alejandro González Garay will continue promoting Cochrane throughout Mexico.

Contact details

Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (Torre de Investigación)
Av. Insurgentes Sur No. 3700 Letra C,
Col. Insurgentes Cuicuilco,
Del. Coyoacan C.P.
04530, México, D.F.

External link for more information:  http://cochrane.mx/

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In memoriam: Els Borst-Eilers

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 09:59

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

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Editor for gastrointestinal oncology for Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Review Group

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:17

The Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases (UGPD) Review Group is seeking to build its editorial team, and is looking to recruit an Editor with a clinical interest in gastrointestinal oncology.  

External link for more information:  http://ugpd.cochrane.org/

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