IDS to initiate project for translating Cochrane evidence

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Bhubaneswar: Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS), faculty of dental sciences of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), a constituent of Cochrane India Network, has been entrusted with the responsibility of translating the Cochrane evidences in Hindi language for nationwide usage.

IDS has signed a new agreement with Cochrane (UK) on March 14 for taking up a pilot project in this regard which will benefit Indian patients, care givers and the public who can access and understand evidence produced by Cochrane better.

It had been decided to translate Cochrane evidences in five new languages of Dutch, Hungarian, Romanian, Indonesian and Hindi.

Cochrane (UK) is a British international charitable body set up to organise medical and dental research findings to facilitate evidence-based choices about health interventions involving health professionals, patients and policy makers.

The main responsibility of the organisation is to provide the public with evidence-based information to help them meet their healthcare needs. Cochrane (UK) associates with the best medical schools around the world to further quality evidence dissemination.

IDS is the first dental school to be associated with Cochrane (UK) as an affiliate and is a founder constituent of Cochrane India Network alongside eight other prestigious institutions in India.

A team of doctors, led by Prof Neeta Mohanty, dean of IDS and director, IDS-Cochrane Affiliate Centre will be responsible for the new translation project. The other members of the team are Prof Anurag Satpathy, Prof Lora Mishra, Prof Satyaranjan Misra, Prof Gunjan Srivastava, Prof Swagatika Panda, Prof Manoj Kumar, Dr Sourav Panda, Dr Naomi Singh and Dr Rupsa Das.

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