Contribution types and membership points

There are many different ways to contribute to Cochrane and earn membership. Every 1,000 points gained over 12 months earns you one year's membership. If you have contributed to Cochrane in a way not represented here, please email

ContributorTaskPoints per task
Author or co-authorPublish a Cochrane protocol3000
 Publish a Cochrane review or review update5000
 Contribute to the Cochrane Handbook5000
 Edit Cochrane Handbook5000
Centres and FieldsSupport development of Cochrane Centre or Field500
 Contribute to funding applications500
 Develop partnerships (e.g. IAPO International Association of Patient Organisations)500
ConsumerConsumer peer review of a Cochrane review or protocol500
 Identify priority reviews500
 Identify important patient outcomes500
 Develop decision aids500
 Promotional activity (presentation, poster, social media, newsletter, other resources to promote Cochrane’s work)500
 Blog post promoting Cochrane500
 Attend Cochrane events (colloquium)500
 Volunteer at Cochrane events (colloquium)200 points per day
 Mentor other consumers1000
 Recruit consumers to Cochrane500
Crowd volunteerScreening1 point per study record screened
Peer reviewerPeer review of a Cochrane protocol or review500
StudentComplete an internship (e.g. Cochrane International Mobility Programme)1000
TaskExchange volunteerAny task completed via TaskExchange e.g. data extraction200
TrainerCo-ordinate workshops, seminars, presentations500
 Train consumers and others (e.g. CASP Critical Assessment Skills Programme)500
TranslatorFull-text screening100
 Data extraction200
 Memsource translation1 point per 2 words translated
Cochrane Oral Health
Cochrane-Wikipedia Oral Health project training500
 Over 15,000 characters added to Oral Health Wikipedia articles (Intermediate or Advanced editor status)500