Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare.

The job of the Cochrane Crowd community is to review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify randomized controlled trials (RCTs), a type of study that is considered the gold standard for clinical trials. Reports of RCTs are then fed into Cochrane’s Central Register of Controlled Trials, helping Cochrane authors and other systematic reviewers around the world quickly find the evidence they need to determine whether a treatment works, or whether a diagnostic test is accurate.

Anyone can join Cochrane Crowd and no previous experience is necessary. Members find the experience helps build skills in evidence assessment, and by focusing their effort to a health topic of interest they can keep abreast of the latest research. Brief (and fun!) online training is provided, and any contribution is welcome, whether it be five minutes here and there or more focussed periods of time.

Want to get involved? Head over to Cochrane Crowd to sign up and start screening! And don’t forget to tell your colleagues, friends, and families – the more the merrier!


Cochrane Crowd




  • lepeckaolga Olivia Jones 7 Mar 2017

    This seems like a great opportunity for young people to gain some experience. I will definitely try to join them since they don't require any experience.

  • magdabebejewska JamesTillett1967 8 Mar 2017

    I think that people are more and more concious about health care. It's all about fit life now. And it's GREAT news.

  • bronekmarek John Tillett 15 May 2017

    The best movement at this time!

  • mielcarzmarla MJ1956 17 Jul 2017

    I definitely will!

  • nowackakarina75 EM1955 18 Jul 2017

    The title is very catchy.

  • urbaniakpawel74 Margaret1968 21 Jul 2017

    Well I am trying everything I can to make a difference.

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