Editor in Chief COVID-19 response update: June 8-12

Dear Cochrane friends and colleagues,

I hope you are keeping well and safe. I write you again to share some updates from Cochrane’s COVID-19 response work for June 8-12. You can find full information about our work on Cochrane.org.

  • Working together to beat COVID-19: Cochrane’s consumer rapid response group: Since the launch of this group in April, nearly 100 volunteers with lived experience related to COVID-19 have come forward to offer their time, skills, and experience to get involved with Cochrane’s work on COVID-19 rapid reviews and accommodate limited timelines. Thus far, 16 consumers have been connected with research teams for 13 COVID-19 rapid reviews, either as members of author teams or as peer reviewers. Interested consumers can still become involved in the COVID-19 consumer rapid response group; find out more and sign up.
  • A new Cochrane Crowd task, COVID Quest, helps with COVID-19 research by identifying new COVID-19 studies and then tagging those studies by the type of study they are and by the aims of the study (for example treatment, or diagnosis). More than 350 people joined a webinar earlier this week to learn about this new task; watch the webinar, learn more, and help with COVID-19 research.
  • Cochrane South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council have created a training to show journalists how to navigate the coronavirus infodemic using the Cochrane library PICO approach. Learn more
  • Join the Conversation: A recording of the June webinar for the monthly webinar series I am hosting is now available; watch the webinar.
  • Wiley Science Talks with Cochrane: Understanding Health Evidence – A COVID-19 Case Study: Toby Lasserson and I presented to a large group of international journalists as part of the Wiley Science Talks webinar series earlier this year. Watch excerpts from our presentation.

I am grateful for your work and the collaborative efforts that continue across the Cochrane Community.

Stay well. With best wishes,

Karla Soares-Weiser
Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library

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