Cochrane Crowd celebrates 2nd birthday with 2 million classifications

Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s citizen science platform, reached 2 million individual classifications on Tuesday 15th of May at 5.20pm UTC + 1, one day after the platform’s 2nd birthday!

Cochrane Crowd is our online citizen science platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to contribute to health evidence. Our volunteers make it easier for health researchers to find the latest, high-quality evidence on what treatments work and don’t work. This means health practitioners can more easily access current evidence to inform the treatments they provide. Just a few minutes each day makes a huge difference.

In the lead up to the milestone, Crowd ran a #Crowd2million campaign and around 100 people got involved, sharing screenshots and supporting this community to reach our goal. Congratulations to the ten #ShowUsYourScreen-ers who won signed copies of Iain Chalmer's book 'Testing Treatments' for capturing screenshots closest to 2 million and sharing them over Twitter - Paul Manson, Lara Killian, Danial Sayyad, Riccardo Guarise, Richard James, Rachel Playforth, Yudi Hardianto, Hebatullah Abdulazeem, Cindy Beverly, and Patricia Dwyer-Hallquist.

Thank you to everyone who has used Cochrane Crowd - we are looking forward to hitting the next milestone with our amazing community!

Support for Project Transform was provided by Cochrane and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1114605). The contents of the published material are solely the responsibility of the Administering Institution, a Participating Institution or individual authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018