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Join the global conversation: Cochrane invites you to GES 2024 in Prague

2 months 2 weeks ago

Four global leaders in evidence synthesis and evidence-based practice, Cochrane, JBI, Guidelines International Network, and The Campbell Collaboration, invite you to join the eagerly anticipated 2nd Global Evidence Summit. These organizations are forgoing their annual conferences in 2024, and uniting once again to provide an event with a unique opportunity to exchange ideas about how best to produce, summarise and disseminate evidence to inform policy and practice, and use that evidence to improve people’s lives across the world. 

Hosted in the historical city of Prague, Czech Republic
at the stunning, modern O2 universum venue
on 10-13 September with satellite meetings on 9 September 2024

The summit will be multi-disciplinary and will bring together academics, researchers, and leaders across different sectors, including health, education, social justice, the environment, and climate change. Abstract and workshop submissions will open in early January. The themes for GES 2024 are:

  • Sustainable development agenda 
  • The importance of research integrity in making evidence accessible 
  • Power of synergy in evidence synthesis & synthesis products 
  • Evidence translation & implementation 
  • Advocating for greater evidence communication & use of evidence 
  • From global evidence to local impact

Catherine Spencer, Cochrane's CEO, extends a personal invitation to everyone in the Cochrane community: 

"It was wonderful to unite with the vibrant Cochrane community at our recent Cochrane Colloquium in London. In 2024, rather than hosting individual conferences, we take immense pride in co-hosting the 2nd Global Evidence Summit (GES) alongside some of our esteemed partners. This landmark event is scheduled to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 - 13 September with Satellite meetings on the 9 September.

We extend a warm and enthusiastic invitation to all our Cochrane members and supporters to mark these dates in their calendars and join us for what promises to be an extraordinary gathering of global minds. The GES serves as a pivotal platform for discussions spanning critical issues across various sectors, including health, education, social justice, the environment, and climate change.

Attending the GES will undoubtedly be of great benefit to our Cochrane community, fostering synergies and facilitating knowledge sharing within the global evidence community. I extend an invitation to explore the website, mark your calendars, and begin contemplating abstract submissions. Let's prepare to unite for #GES2024, actively shaping a future anchored in evidence-synthesis and collaborative efforts."

 

Thursday, December 21, 2023
Muriah Umoquit

Cochrane seeks Head of Membership, Learning & Support

2 months 3 weeks ago

Specifications: Permanent – Full Time
Salary:  £60,000 per Annum  
Location: (Remote – Flexible) Ideally based in UK, Germany and Denmark. Candidates anywhere from the world will be considered; however, Cochrane’s Central Executive Team is only able to offer consultancy contracts outside these countries.
Closing date: 01 January 2024

Cochrane is an international charity. For 30 years we have responded to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesising research findings and our work has been recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community. We have 110,000+ members and supporters around the world. Though we are spread out across the globe, our shared passion for health evidence unites us. Our Central Executive Team supports this work and is divided into four directorates: Evidence Production and Methods, Publishing and Technology, Development, and Finance and Corporate Services.

This role will lead the Membership, Learning & Support department in providing strategically-focussed services, providing intelligent pathways for people to get involved through membership, communicating and engaging with them in innovative ways to strengthen and develop their relationship with Cochrane, shaping and offering high quality learning experiences, and supporting people with their enquiries.

Don’t have every single qualification? We know that some people are less likely to apply for a job unless they are a perfect match. At Cochrane, we’re not looking for “perfect matches.” We’re looking to welcome people to our diverse, inclusive, and passionate workplace. So, if you’re excited about this role but don’t have every single qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. Whether it’s this role or another one, you may be just the right candidate.

Our organization is built on four core values: Collaboration: Underpins everything we do, locally and globally. Relevant: The right evidence at the right time in the right format. Integrity: Independent and transparent. Quality: Reviewing and improving what we do, maintaining rigour and trust.  

You can expect: 

  • An opportunity to truly impact health globally.  
  • A flexible work environment  
  • A comprehensive onboarding experiences.
  • An environment where people feel welcome, heard, and included, regardless of their differences.

Cochrane welcomes applications from a wide range of perspectives, experiences, locations, and backgrounds; diversity, equity and inclusion are key to our values.

How to apply

  • For further information on the role and how to apply
  • The deadline to receive your application is 1st Jan, 2024.
  • The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements, using specific examples. 
  • Read our Recruitment Privacy Statement
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Category: Jobs
Lydia Parsonson

Cochrane Mexico's 'citizen scientist' event contributes to global research efforts

3 months ago

Cochrane Crowd is a global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about health care. Cochrane Mexico recently hosted its third screening challenge that helped introduce students to randomized control trials and evidence assessment. This event not only fostered the value of evidence synthesis among students but also made a significant contribution to ongoing global research efforts. 


The job of the Cochrane Crowd community is to review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify randomized controlled trials (RCTs), a type of study that is considered the gold standard for clinical trials. Reports of RCTs are then fed into Cochrane’s Central Register of Controlled Trials, helping Cochrane authors and other systematic reviewers quickly find the evidence they need to determine whether a treatment works, or whether a diagnostic test is accurate.

Cochrane Mexico student event involved 31 universities  

The Cochrane Mexico Associated Centre at Sinaloa’s Pediatric Hospital,  the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, and the Mexican Association of Doctors in Training hosted their third Cochrane Crowd challenge. The first two challenges (held in 2018 and 2022) were limited to the Autonomous University of Sinaloa's students. This year, all Mexican medical schools were invited to participate and two students per university were selected.

59 students from 31 universities virtually participated, conducting 65,958 classifications in Cochrane Crowd in 24 hours. In total 3093 randomized clinical trials were identified. 59 medical students completed the 24 hours with more than 1000 classifications received Cochrane Memberships. First place was Pavel Martínez, from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, who made 1104 classifications and had an accuracy of 97%.

Giordano Perez-Gaxiola, director of Cochrane Mexico and key challenge organizer, says: “Cochrane Crowd is a great introduction to systematic reviews and randomized control trials for students. Having students participate in a time-limited challenge is a fun way to engage students and was simple for us to set-up. The students exceeded all our expectations this year and we are so proud of them! Many of the students enjoyed it so much and could see results of their efforts for global health research that they are continuing to do screening on Cochrane Crowd!”

Anyone can join Cochrane Crowd and no previous experience is necessary

“Cochrane sends its thanks to all those involved in this citizen scientist challenge using Cochrane Crowd – what an amazing achievement in just 24 hours!” says Anna Noel-Storr, Cochrane’s Evidence Pipeline Lead. “We hope these students inspire everyone to give Cochrane Crowd a try. From medical students, to clinicians, to anyone with an interest in health research – being a part of Cochrane Crowd can help individuals develop skills in understanding health evidence while collectively contributing to global research efforts.” 

Has Cochrane Mexico inspired you to organise a Cochrane Crowd challenge at your workplace or university? If so, please get in contact and we will support you to get one up and running: crowd@cochrane.org

Friday, December 1, 2023
Muriah Umoquit

Cochrane seeks Clinical Editor, Cochrane Library

3 months 1 week ago

Specifications: Permanent – Full Time
Location: (Remote – Flexible) Candidates anywhere from the world will be considered; however, Cochrane’s Central Executive Team is only able to offer consultancy contracts outside these countries.
Closing date: 05 December 2023
 
Cochrane is an international charity. For 30 years we have responded to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesising research findings and our work has been recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community. We have 110,000+ members and supporters around the world. Though we are spread out across the globe, our shared passion for health evidence unites us. Our Central Executive Team supports this work and is divided into four directorates: Evidence Production and Methods, Publishing and Technology, Development, and Finance and Corporate Services.

The purpose of the job is to develop, create and edit content that enhances the relevance and applicability of Cochrane Reviews for clinicians and other healthcare professionals.  

This involves presenting and delivering clinical content derived from Cochrane Reviews – including Cochrane Clinical Answers - to clinicians at the point-of-care and other healthcare professionals in a manner that aligns with Cochrane’s vision and values.

Don’t have every single qualification? We know that some people are less likely to apply for a job unless they are a perfect match. At Cochrane, we’re not looking for “perfect matches.” We’re looking to welcome people to our diverse, inclusive, and passionate workplace. So, if you’re excited about this role but don’t have every single qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. Whether it’s this role or another one, you may be just the right candidate.

Our organization is built on four core values: Collaboration: Underpins everything we do, locally and globally. Relevant: The right evidence at the right time in the right format. Integrity: Independent and transparent. Quality: Reviewing and improving what we do, maintaining rigour and trust.  

You can expect: 

  • An opportunity to truly impact health globally.  
  • A flexible work environment  
  • A comprehensive onboarding experiences.
  • An environment where people feel welcome, heard, and included, regardless of their differences.

Cochrane welcomes applications from a wide range of perspectives, experiences, locations, and backgrounds; diversity, equity and inclusion are key to our values.

How to apply

  • For further information on the role and how to apply, please click here.  
  • The deadline to receive your application is 05 Dec 2023.
  • The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements, using specific examples. 
  • Read our Recruitment Privacy Statement
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 Category: Jobs
Lydia Parsonson
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