Volunteer for Cochrane

How can I contribute to Cochrane?

There are many ways to help Cochrane's work and earn Cochrane Membership. Our systems automatically add membership points for publications, peer review feedback and tasks completed in Cochrane Crowd and Cochrane TaskExchange. If you have contributed to Cochrane in other ways, please let us know!

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What do you want to do?

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How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Classify health study records Anyone interested in health evidence 1 point per record screened
Contribute to a Cochrane Review or health evidence project Tasks available from beginner to expert level 200 points per completed task
Share or translate Cochrane evidence
How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Promote Cochrane's work or evidence-based medicine on social media Anyone interested In health evidence 500
Improve Wikipedia health articles with Cochrane evidence Students on healthcare courses and others interested in health evidence 200-1000
Translate Cochrane evidence into other languages Volunteers who pass the assessment test 1 point per 2 words translated
Translate and record a podcast related to a Cochrane Review Volunteer translators 500
Get involved as a patient or carer
How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Comment on a Cochrane Review Anyone with lived experience of a healthcare issue 500
Mentor or recruit other patients and carers to participate in Cochrane’s work People who have experience of working with Cochrane 1000
Learn or train with Cochrane
How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Complete an internship with a Cochrane Group Non-experts and post-graduate students 1000
Provide training in Cochrane Methods Trainers’ delivering courses in Cochrane Methods 500
Provide expert feedback on a Cochrane Review
How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Comment on a Cochrane publication as a specialist  Clinicians 500
Peer review a Cochrane publication including searching and statistical methods Methodologists and statisticians 500
Support a Cochrane Group
How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Support development, funding or partnerships Anyone with experience of working with Cochrane 500
Publish Cochrane evidence
How can I help? Who can volunteer? Membership points
Publish a Cochrane Review Registered Cochrane Authors 3000-5000
Contribute to or edit the Cochrane Handbook Handbook editors and contributors 5000

I became a Cochrane Member by helping to peer review Cochrane Reviews.

Participating in Cochrane’s work has been an excellent decision.

One of my professional goals is to be able to contribute to high-quality research and produce independent evidence to improve healthcare decision-making that promotes health and reduces inequality.

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar MD, Colombia

Ishanka Weerasekara, Australia

I really love Cochrane as an early career researcher. There is always something new to learn! I am so proud that I am part of such a reputable and strong network which gives me opportunities to engage in more collaborative working.

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