Future Cochrane webinar series - registration and recordings

Global connections

In February 2022, Cochrane's Governing Board approved the proposed change to Cochrane’s evidence synthesis production model. We know this is a profound shift, leading to all kinds of questions, and new ideas right across the Cochrane community.

Our key focus since March 2022 has been to deliver more detailed plans about the model, begin implementing those plans, and share this information and address questions along the way. 

A series of Future of Evidence Synthesis Programme webinars has been underway since April, some focussing on individual projects and other addressing the questions and concerns of specific Cochrane groups, including Geographic Groups, Fields, Review Groups, Methods Groups and Consumers. The webinars ran on a fortnightly cycle initially, but from October will run monthly.

You can: 

Registration Open

  • 27 October: Focus on Cochrane consumers 08:00 or 16:00 UK time
    • These two one-hour long webinars are for those for those in the Cochrane community with an interest in consumer engagement and involvement (especially patients, carers and the public) The webinars will cover what this future of evidence synthesis looks like and how this will affect consumers. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Register for the 08:00 BST session or 16:00 BST session. Check the time in your own time zone here.

Future webinar dates 

More detail about each webinar will be shared closer to the date of the session. Additional webinars will be scheduled.

  • 13 October: Editorial and production update
  • 10 November: New review format
  • 8 December: To be advised

Webinar recordings

Catch up on any sessions you may have missed by viewing slide decks and videos below. 

Thursday 15 September - General Programme Update

In this webinar the Cochrane community received brief updates on some of the Future of Evidence Synthesis projects leads, found out more about the Future of Evidence Synthesis Oversight Committee, and learnt about Cochrane's communication strategy.

Thursday 21 July - Focus on Cochrane Fields

Presentations, feedback, and question period with members of the Cochrane Fields & Networks community.

Thursday 7 July - Focus on Cochrane Methods

Presentations, feedback, and question period with members of the Cochrane Methods community. This included statisticians, information specialists and other methodologists who work with Cochrane Review Groups (as editors, advisors and peer reviewers) and Convenors/staff of Cochrane Methods Groups.

Thursday 23 June - Scaling up the Central Editorial Service

Presentations about how we can scale up the Central Editorial Service.


Thursday 9 June - Focus on Geographic Groups

Presentations, feedback, and question period with members of Geographic Groups.

Thursday 26 May - Exploring Thematic Groups

Presentations from Cochrane community members about their ideas for how a Thematic Group could operate, plus feedback and ideas about Thematic Groups from the round table discussions at Cochrane: collaborating for the future (Download slide deck). There was also a brief update on the central management of author proposals.



21 April - Future of Evidence Synthesis



4 May 2022