Cochrane Citizen Science
Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.
We gather and summarise the best evidence from research to help people make informed choices about a treatment or a diagnostic test.
We need your help. In the last 20 years research output has grown exponentially making it really difficult to keep up with the evidence. As a Cochrane citizen scientist you would be helping us to identify and describe the studies that may be very important in helping us determine whether a treatment works, or whether a diagnostic test is accurate.
As a Cochrane citizen scientist you’ll be joining a global community passionate about improving healthcare, and improving the research that informs the decisions we make.
Contributing in this way means that you can
- Dip in and out of tasks when it suits you
- You can develop new skills and learn about trial designs as you are doing the tasks
- You can develop a track record of your contributions which can be used as evidence of your involvement with Cochrane work
People join us from around the world, and for various reasons. Here are some thoughts from current contributors when asked why they joined:
“to help myself to be familiar with evidence based medicine, and prepare myself for possible future work with Cochrane”
“to help out with a really important project, but I am also learning at the same time. So it's really great”
“We continually use Cochrane reviews but don't get involved in producing them so this is a way to contribute”
“It feels good to be useful, because Cochrane is a prestigious organisation and also because it helps us stay involved with medical research”
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, then why not give it a go and see what you think [sign-up]
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: CochraneCitizenScience@cochrane.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to find out more about Cochrane, you can do that here: www.cochrane.org