News and Announcements

Perugia Summer School 2019

Posted June 2019

Methodology: What is it? Hints from clinical settings

10-13 September 2019, Perugia, Italy.

Click here to download the full summer school programme.


Posted January 2019

Impact factor

The 2017 Journal Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 6.754.

We are pleased to announce also that the individualised Impact Factor for Cochrane Stroke is  7.276. 

Our top five cited reviews were:

1. Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation

2. Electromechanical and robot-assisted arm training for improving activities of daily living, arm function, and arm muscle strength after stroke

3. Physical fitness training for stroke patients

4. Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke

5. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for improving activities of daily living, and physical and cognitive functioning, in people after stroke


2019 UK and Ireland Symposium

Posted January 2019

Early bird registration is now open for the Cochrane UK & Cochrane Ireland 2019 Symposium

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Oxford for our annual Symposium 2019, which is a joint Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland event. 

This Symposium is an opportunity for us to come together as a Cochrane community to share knowledge and creative ideas for producing and sharing best evidence; to learn from each other and to improve our skills to ensure that our work is of high quality.  In a joint session, we will highlight innovative activities taking place within Cochrane and provide a choice of workshops for in-depth training to support current best practice and introduce the latest developments. 

The Symposium will take place at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March 2019. There will be a Gala Dinner on the Thursday at Trinity College, University of Oxford.

Click here to register before 20th February to get the early bird rate. (Please note, clicking this link will take you to Universe, an external website, where you can purchase tickets for the event and the Gala dinner).


Posted January 2019

The 2019 Cochrane Colloquium will take place in Santiago from 22-25 October.

All details can be found at the Colloquium website.


Posted March 2018

In this series, we will be sharing some of the things that stroke survivors have told us matters to them; highlighting Cochrane evidence about stroke interventions, and flagging up new research and opportunities for involvement. We’ll be hearing from stroke survivors, health professionals and researchers in guest blogs throughout March, and this page on Evidently Cochrane will be updated as we go through, with our mini infographics (blogshots) and links to podcasts and all the blogs.