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

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 21:05

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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Call for nominations: Kenneth Warren Prize 2015: Deadline 17 July 2015

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 13:02

This is a call for nominations for the 2015 Kenneth Warren Prize, in accordance with the updated criteria for selecting eligible reviews. The Prize for any given year is open to the principal author of a review published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Library. Reviews published in the twelve-month period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 are eligible for submission.

External link for more information:  http://community.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarsh... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Call for nominations: Bill Silverman Prize 2015: Deadline 17 July 2015

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:58

William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat mixed responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientific basis and ethics of his and their practices. Like many of the people who have helped to establish Cochrane, Bill Silverman could be regarded as a ’troublemaker’. As he reiterated frequently, however, criticism is a form of troublemaking that can help to drive progress.

External link for more information:  http://community.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarsh... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Call for nominations: Chris Silagy Prize 2015: Deadline 17 July 2015

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:15

This is the call for nominations for the 2015 Chris Silagy Prize, to be awarded at the Vienna Colloquium (3-7 October 2015). We urge you to take this opportunity to nominate colleagues who meet the criteria and embody the spirit of the Prize as outlined in the scope below.

External link for more information:  http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarships-fu... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Call for nominations: Anne Anderson Award: Deadline 17 July 2015

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:11

Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that gave birth to evidence-based health care. A clinically qualified reproductive physiologist, Anne had an active interest in women’s health, co-editing the first edition of Women’s Problems in General Practice (1983) with Ann McPherson. Anne also contributed to Effectiveness and Satisfaction in Antenatal Care (1982), edited by Murray Enkin and Iain Chalmers, and was discussing, with Marc Keirse and Iain Chalmers the possibility of co-editing a companion volume on elective birth.

External link for more information:  http://community.cochrane.org/about-us/awards-scholarsh... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Cochrane CEAD Email address:  cead@lists.cochrane.org

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Important announcement regarding the 2015 #CochraneTech Symposium in Vienna

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 08:04

With regret we have decided to postpone the #CochraneTech Symposium, planned for 1st October, until next year.

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

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#CochraneExpress: latest news

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 07:56

Four months on from launching the #CochraneExpress project, members of the Project Board and Core Project Team have carried out extensive scoping and planning. Following wider consultation, we have moved back the timelines on the project to give contributors across Cochrane a chance to get involved.

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

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Deborah Dixon announces departure from Cochrane publishing partner Wiley

Wed, 10/06/2015 - 07:56

Effective end of May 2015, Deborah Dixon has announced her decision to leave Wiley Publishing, where she was Global Publishing Director, Health Sciences and has worked closely with Cochrane contributors since the Cochrane/Wiley publishing partnership began. She sent the following message to her Cochrane colleagues:

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

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University of Portsmouth & Cochrane launch Postgraduate Certificate in systematic reviews

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 06:50

Cochrane is pleased to announce a further partnership with University of Portsmouth (UoP), following our successful collaboration in the development of our online learning materials. Cochrane contributors already have free access to these on-line resources.

External link for more information:  http://www.port.ac.uk/systematicreviews Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Miranda Cumpston Email address:  mcumpston@cochrane.org

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Cochrane Steering Group Update - May 2015

Mon, 25/05/2015 - 09:26

Your Steering Group met at the recent Mid-Year Meetings held in Athens from 3rd to 8th May 2005. A number of important decisions were made and we are keen to let you know more about some of them. The full set of decisions is available in this document, with a notification and link included in the June issue of Cochrane Community.

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

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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 80 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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