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  • Cochrane’s Project Transform team, in partnership with the LSR Network, have been working away for some time on the methods, and production and publication processes needed for Cochrane to successfully pilot Living Systematic Reviews (LSRs).After successful meetings and events at the Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul, and a recent one-day workshop...
    June 28 2017
  • Pressing issues in the world of evidence-based research, including best practices on how to improve the production and application of evidence, was the focus at this year’s Cochrane Canada Symposium. The two-day event – aptly titled ‘Evidence and Impact: Engaging consumers, practitioners, researchers and policy-makers’ – drew more than 150...
    June 22 2017
  • This webinar was the first in a series that Cochrane Learning Live is running in partnership with GESI: the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative.John Lavis, Cochrane Canada's associate director, described the different types of policy and the different types of policy questions that systematic reviews can inform. He then...
    June 7 2017
  • Putting users at the heart of everything we do is at the core of Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020. Our new KT Strategy elaborates on Strategy to 2020’s fundamental commitment to the dissemination, use and impact of Cochrane evidence. The KT Strategy highlights key areas of focus for Cochrane’s KT work as well as the major audiences we should be serving...
    June 6 2017
  • Although Cochrane is known for their systematic reviews found in the Cochrane Library, most people are unaware of the many other Cochrane resources available. Another popular resource is Cochrane podcasts. These can be accessed directly from the Cochrane Library by using the drop down menu “More Resources” to locate the entire catalogue of...
    April 28 2017
  • Cochrane has partnered with Wikipedia to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia health articlesCochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high-quality medical evidence to as broad an audience as possible. As a way of achieving this, Cochrane has been working in partnership with Wikipedia since 2014 to improve the evidence base of health...
    February 1 2017
  • Latest research out today has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in...
    May 12 2016
  • A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain.Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of...
    April 27 2016
  • Guest post by Kevin Pottie, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, CanadaA new Cochrane Library Special Collection, developed in conjunction with Evidence Aid, brings together Cochrane Reviews addressing health conditions relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.Migrant health...
    April 19 2016
  • We are delighted to announce today that the Cochrane Canada Centre has returned to McMaster University in Hamilton.The Centre’s return to McMaster University will be led by Director, Holger Schünemann. He says this is an exciting announcement, “The relocation of the Canada centre is important to McMaster. I would like to thank Jeremy Grimshaw, the...
    April 1 2016

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