News from the IKMD

26 August 2016

The Informatics and Knowledge Management Department's website ( is closing down. All the current content will be restructured and migrated to the new Cochrane Community website ( Here you'll be able to find all the relevant information you require in a more structured and cleaner manner. All content on the existing domain will be archived and available for internal use. 

The migration has already started and we aim to move all content over to the Community site ahead of the Seoul Colloquium in October.

If you have any questions please email Tom Cracknell ( 

18 January 2016

The Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) is delighted to announce the appointment of two new team members: Jan Hornbøll Hansen and Daan Wilmer. Jan joins the team based in Copenhagen as Java Developer, Daan joins the team in Freiburg as Web Developer.


Jan is based full-time in the Copenhagen office. Jan brings with him more than 15 years’ experience as a software developer, and has a business school degree in computer science. He has previously worked with clinical laboratory information systems, and in the telecommunications and banking sectors.

Daan Wilmer

Jan will initially be focusing on translations projects and Archie maintenance and development. He can be contacted via email at

Daan Wilmer will be working for Cochrane full-time starting from early February, and will be based at the Freiburg office in Germany. Daan has a Masters degree...

13 January 2016

A new version of Archie (4.11) is now released, with new features, including:

  • Updating Classification system (UCS) -Note: Will be activated later, so not available upon release
  • Ability to export study characteristics and study data

For the full details, see What's new

If you have comments or questions we'd like you to share them in the forum. Should you come across something that is clearly an error, please use the Archie Problem Reporting Form.

11 August 2015

The Informatics and Knowledge Management Department is currently in a period of transition. The departmental management is undergoing a restructuring to further strengthen our team and better position ourselves to achieve Strategy to 2020 and related projects. In addition to the recent departure of our Business & Operations Manager, we hope to update you further on this restructuring in the next few weeks and months.

Related to this overhaul, we are currently recruiting for a new Java Developer, to assist Juliane Ried and the Translations team with their important work. We hope to have an update on this and other recruitment in advance of the Vienna Colloquium

In light of this changing team and shifted responsibilites, we thought it useful to reiterate the...

17 June 2015

With regret we have decided to postpone the #CochraneTech Symposium, planned for 1st October, until next year.

The theme of this year’s Colloquium is based upon ‘Filtering the information overload for better decisions’ and we plan to incorporate technology elements into the main programme of the Colloquium. We have invited Angela Morelli, the Italian information designer to present at one of the plenary sessions, bringing her ideas to an even wider audience.

We encourage you to attend the Wikipedia Symposium on 1st October, which will focus on how technology can improve knowledge translation and dissemination of Cochrane evidence. In addition there will be a number of talks, workshops, and sessions planned on knowledge translation related topics.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Warm regards,

Chris Mavergames, Head of Informatics & Knowledge Management
Julie Wood, Head of...

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