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  • Posted by Froeks Kamminga (Methods Liaison Officer) on 8 January 2020The Thomas C Chalmers MD Award Committee 2019 (Co-Chaired by Ian Saldanha and Matt Page with full committee membership at the end of the post) wishes to extend its congratulations to this year’s winner for best Oral presentation, Dena Zeraatkar.Background to the Thomas C Chalmers...
    December 18 2019
  • December 6 2019
  • Posted by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator) on 21 November 2019.Do you want to propose a change to the methods or tools used in Cochrane Reviews, such as to consider new methods or discontinue out-of-date methods? The Cochrane Methods Executive and Scientific Committee are pleased to announce a relaunch of the process for the...
    November 15 2019
  • Posted by Kerry Dwan (Methods Support Unit Lead and Statistical Editor) on 8 November 2019.Cochrane Methods is excited to announce the launch of the brand-new Methods Support Unit.The Methods Support Unit (more affectionately known as the MSU) has been created with the aim of improving the consistency and methodological quality of Cochrane...
    November 7 2019
  • Posted by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator) on 14 October 2019.Cochrane Methods is pleased to welcome Dr Tianjing Li to the Methods Executive!Tianjing Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, and currently based at the Department of Ophthalmology, School...
    October 14 2019
  • Update on 30 October 2019: The 2019 Methods Symposium was cancelled as the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium was cancelled. Full details can be found here. We are now considering other options for the 2019 Methods Symposium and updates will be shared when they are avaliable.Co-chairs: Professor Julian Higgins and Dr Joanne McKenzieCochrane reviews are...
    October 2 2019
  • Posted on 1 October 2019 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator)We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand-new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Version 6). After substantive updates since the first published edition by Julian Higgins and Sally Green in 2008, Version 6 is now freely...
    October 1 2019
  • Posted on 2 September 2019 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator)The Cochrane Methods Executive is delighted to invite you to the ‘2019 Methods Symposium: Developing robust review protocols with increasingly diverse evidence’ on Monday 21 October 2019 in Santiago, Chile (day before the Colloquium proper). There is no fee for...
    September 2 2019
  • Posted on 22 August 2019 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator, Cochrane).Update on 25 September 2019: * a third Cochrane Review that used CSRs was bought to our attention and this has been added to the post.In January 2018, the FDA announced a pilot aimed at enhancing the transparency of the Agency's drug approval process and...
    August 22 2019
  • Posted on 9 August 2019 (originally posted on Cochrane Community on 7 August 2019).The Cochrane Methodology Review 'Financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews: associations with results, conclusions, and methodological quality' has recently published. We talked to lead author Camilla Hansen, University of Southern Denmark, to learn what...
    August 9 2019

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