The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and the many ways science serves our global communities.
Cochrane officially supports and is in partnership with the March for Science.
This event will be held on Saturday, 22 April 2017 - also known as Earth Day, a commemoration of environmental advocacy and science in the public interest established in the United States nearly 50 years ago. The March is being organized in Washington, DC, with satellite marches in cities around the world, to champion the science that upholds the common good.
The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and the many ways science serves our global communities. It advocates for robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity, and for political leaders and policy makers to enact non-partisan, evidence-based policies in the public interest.
Cochrane Co-Chair Professor Lisa Bero commented, “Cochrane is proud to join this unprecedented global gathering of scientists and science enthusiasts to acknowledge the vital role science plays in all our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. This march is an embodiment of our values—to use evidence to lead to better decisions and better health. We encourage all Cochrane members to get involved.”
Cochrane United States will participate in the March in Washington, DC, and will work with Cochrane contributors and other volunteers to organize a teach-in about evidence-based methods.
The March for Science is interested in hearing from Cochrane contributors who would like to organize a march, speak at an existing march, or contribute in other ways. Here is the full list of marches. If you want to get involved in a march, please email email@example.com and we will forward your details to the appropriate march organizers. If you want to get involved in US-based marches, please contact Cochrane US for information.
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit the official March for Science website, or follow the #sciencemarch hashtag on Twitter. Please also check Cochrane’s main news channel and follow us on Twitter (@cochranecollab) for the latest updates and resources.
For more information on how you can get involved:
- March for Science website
- March for Science Announces First Round of Partnerships and New Ways to Support Its Work
- Find a march near you and register your attendence
- Contact details
- March for Science resources for the Cochrane Community
- Cochrane Crowd’s March for Science Sprint Screen