Cochrane Crowd is a global community of volunteers who help to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare. Cochrane Crowd volunteers review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify clinical trials. This helps Cochrane reviewers and other healthcare researchers around the world find high-quality evidence about treatments and other healthcare interventions.
Cochrane Crowd is a citizen science platform and is open to all. You don’t need any previous experience in healthcare research to join!
Cochrane Review Authors – harness the power of the Crowd to screen studies for your review!
Trainers, teachers and workshop facilitators – use Crowd with your students.
This video introduces Cochrane Crowd and explains how you can get involved.
Anyone can join Cochrane Crowd! Volunteers find the experience of reading study reports helps build skills in evidence assessment, and by focusing their effort to a health topic of interest they can keep abreast of the latest research. Brief (and fun!) online training is provided, and any contribution is welcome, whether it be five minutes here and there or more focussed periods of time.
Want to get involved? Head over to Cochrane Crowd to sign up and start screening! And don’t forget to tell your colleagues, friends, and families – the more the merrier!