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Review and Methods Digest

November 2019

Review Production and Quality
Share your virtual #CochraneSantiago posters and presentations
Read a note from Gabriel Rada announcing the virtual colloquium and the instructions for those who had a poster or oral presentation accepted.
Try the new Cochrane PICO search BETA on the Cochrane Library 
Cochrane is excited to announce the beta release of a powerful and easy-to-use new discovery tool for finding reviews on the Cochrane Library.
Cochrane Priority Reviews List: Reviews open to new authors
The Cochrane Priority Reviews List is a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s ongoing efforts to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added. If you are interested in one of the open titles please contact the relevant Cochrane Review Group before submitting a review proposal.
The Recommended Dose podcast: David Tovey
After ten years at the helm of the Cochrane Library, Dr David Tovey joined Ray to reflect on Cochrane’s past, present and future and share some of the challenges and rewards of leading one of the world’s largest and most trusted health research networks.
Nicole Skoetz on winning the 2019 Bill Silverman Prize
Cochrane Style Manual updates
The Cochrane Style Manual helps authors and editors apply a consistent style across Cochrane Reviews and other Cochrane content. The Style Manual is updated regularly and some changes were made recently.  Please check Latest changes to see what’s new.

Methods Research and Development

Welcoming Tianjing Li to the Cochrane Methods Executive
Cochrane Methods is pleased to welcome Dr Tianjing Li to the Methods Executive. You can read about Tianjing Li's experience and research interests here.
Launching the new Methods Support Unit in Cochrane
Cochrane Methods is excited to announce the launch of the brand-new Methods Support Unit.
The Methods Support Unit  has been created with the aim of improving the consistency and methodological quality of Cochrane Reviews through support, peer review and training, and to support implementation of new methods in Cochrane Reviews.
If you are a Cochrane author or in a Cochrane Review Group and would like support or advice from the MSU, please read this further information on the
process for requesting support from the MSU and the details on what information they require before contacting them. If you have any questions about the Methods Support Unit or would like any further information, email Kerry Dwan, Methods Support Unit Lead:

News and Blogs

Early Career Professionals Cochrane Group established
Everyone involved in Cochrane can be a part of this group. This group has four main objectives, including international networking, representing trainees, active patient involvement, and knowledge translation. Read more about it here.

Introducing Cochrane’s Dissemination Checklist and Guidance
The 18-item Checklist and accompanying guidance is for anyone in Cochrane who produces, or wants to produce, dissemination products or dissemination product templates.  It shares the components of a high-quality dissemination product that you can check against your own product, along with tips and suggestions to use when creating your product, and examples of applying the new Checklist in practice.
More Cochrane Community news


Registration is now open for the following webinars:


Virtual #Cochrane Colloquium 
We invite the full community of Cochrane members and supporters to engage with virtual #CochraneSantiago from 2-6 December, 2019. Please mark your calendars and look out for more details as we get closer.
Upcoming 2020 and 2021 Governance Meetings - Dates and Locations
We are delighted to confirm Cochrane’s Governance Meetings for 2020 and 2021:
2020 Manchester, UK: March 30 – April 3
2021 USA: March 22 – March 26 
More Cochrane Community news posts and blogs
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