News from the IKMD

16 January 2015

We’re looking for a Translation System Developer to join our highly experience team.

Cochrane’s work is recognised as the international gold-standard for high quality, trusted information. We want to be the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care across the world.

In order for Cochrane to reach a wider audience our Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) are seeking a Translation System Developer to join our highly experience team to deliver high quality, user-friendly web applications and services for our translation work.

This role would ideally suit someone who has a passion for healthcare, an interest in Cochrane, and experience as a System Developer. This role will require numerous interfaces with Cochrane stakeholders, partners, funders and international individuals and organisations.

The location of the role is flexible, as we have offices based in Copenhagen in Denmark, Freiburg in Germany, and London in the UK; however, we are also willing to consider remote working.

Details on how to apply for this position, and the nature of the role itself, can be found on the Cochrane website. The deadline for...

Ida Wedel-Heinen

5 January 2015

The IKMD is delighted to announce the appointment of our new User Experience Analyst, Ida Wedel-Heinen. Ida joins the team acting as maternity cover for Olga Ahtirschi, who has been on maternity leave since late December. Ida joins us after more than 10 years professional experience in the medical devices industry, including holding roles such as Application Specialist, Project Manager, Software Tester and Sales Manager. Prior to this, Ida held roles within software development, and spent some time working with the UN in Central America.

Ida has a background in engineering, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She currently resides in Copenhagen with her two teenage children and will be based out of Cochrane’s Copenhagen office.

Ida can be contacted via email: iwedel-heinen@cochrane.org. If you have any technical support issues or queries, please address these to techsupport@cochrane.org or visit the Support pages on our website.

18 November 2014

We’re looking for a Web Application Developer to join our highly experienced team.

Cochrane’s Informatics and Knowledge Management Department (IKMD) is interested in finding someone who works to the job description but recognises opportunities for expanding beyond it within the team. Please see the job description for more information on the position.

The location of the role is flexible, as we have offices based in Copenhagen in Denmark, Freiburg in Germany, and London in the UK; however, we are also willing to consider remote working.

The salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. English is the organisation’s business language, so it is essential that the candidate has a good standard of written and spoken English.

Details on how to apply for this role, and the nature of the role itself, can be found on the Cochrane website.

If you would like to discuss the job please contact Chris Mavergames, Head of IKMD via cmavergames@cochrane.org.

Deadline for applications: 8 December 2014.

27 November 2014

We're in the process of migrating all relevant RevMan suggestions from the old 'wish list' into our open user-feedback forum, ideas.cochrane.org. Our development teams are busy scoping a major future redevelopment of RevMan, but that does not mean that we are starting from scratch. We have tagged everything that had already been agreed for 'RevMan 6' by the RevMan Advisory Committee as 'Planned', and will be treating the important improvements to methods as a special priority.

We invite you to take a look at the current proposals for improving RevMan, including additional features and functionality, and vote on those you think are important, or add your own contribution. Your ideas and votes will be used to inform the look and feel of the future version of RevMan. However, we're currently in a major transitionary period in terms of software development for RevMan, of which we hope to bring you further information in due course. As such, during 2015 and onwards, it may take longer than in a usual development cycle for your ideas to be processed and incorporated into a new iteration.

Cochrane is committed to creating software...

20 November 2014

RevMan and Archie are being updated. This is as part of our ongoing commitment to improve security. From Wednesday 3 December onwards, if you are not using the latest version of RevMan (5.3.5), you may experience issues connecting to Archie.

Our usage statistics indicate that a significant number of users have not yet updated to the latest version of RevMan (5.3.5). We encourage all users to update their software at the earliest convenience. RevMan 5.3.5 contains an important security update, which you will require in order to securely connect to Archie. If you are using an outdated version of RevMan (prior to 5.3), you risk known bugs harming your review. RevMan 5.3 also includes notable features and functionality improvements, such as seeing MECIR standards within RevMan.

Users can confirm which version of RevMan they are running by checking the ‘About’ section whilst running the software. This can be found under the ‘Help’ menu on Windows systems and under the ‘Review Manager’ menu on Macs.

To download the latest version of RevMan, use the ‘Check for Updates’ option under the ‘Help’ menu. Alternatively, you can go directly to the...

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