Enhanced Cochrane Library project

The Enhanced Cochrane Library project is all about developing a new platform to improve user experience.

During 2017, the development of this new and improved platform has experienced further, significant delays, and will now launch in 2018.

Work on this hugely complex project, which forms a major contribution to our Strategy to 2020 goal of making Cochrane the ‘home of evidence’ to inform health decision-making, is ongoing, and we will provide Cochrane’s Community with a full update in January 2018.

We are working with Wiley, our publisher, and Highwire, an established platform provider, to build and deliver an enhanced product with new features and greater functionality that makes it easier for users to discover and use Cochrane content in their decision-making.

We have been redeveloping all aspects of the Cochrane Library platform to improve user experience. The work is divided into many different areas, each a building block towards the enhanced Cochrane Library. The first area we have worked on together is the display of the Cochrane Review. Other areas include the display of CENTRAL, linking of the CDSR and CENTRAL, the search and discovery interface, and multi-language search and the display of non-English language content. Researching user needs and stakeholder insights is a key component of development.

The Cochrane Library will maintain its familiar look-and-feel while improving the overall user experience. We look forward to providing you with a fuller update in January 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, David Tovey, or Senior Editor, Harriet MacLehose.