Cochrane needs your help for 30 minutes to improve the way we share evidence

23 January, 2021

We are looking for diverse volunteers to read some of our Plain Language Summaries and provide feedback, so we can improve them.

The past year has shown how important good quality evidence is. Cochrane is a trusted independent organisation that reviews research evidence about health topics. We create short simple summaries of these reviews that are free online. We would like your opinion on how to make our research summaries more understandable and easier to use for people like you.

We are looking for volunteers to read two summaries and give feedback on whether they are clear. We are seeking feedback from everyone, especially members of the public, healthcare professionals, journalists and people who influence policy. Please feel free to share this message with anyone who might help.

No experience is needed. We will email you a short document and ask you to send us your feedback within two weeks. It will take 30-45 minutes.

To take part, email with “Volunteer” in the email subject line by 23 February 2021.

The world needs good evidence now more than ever before. With your help we can make evidence more understandable and help people make informed decisions for better health.

HIFA profile: Juliane Ried is Translations Co-ordinator at Cochrane in Germany, and was MSF field staff in CAR. Professional interests: translation, equity, humanitarian work, anti-biased, inclusive and evidence-based approaches to organisational project management and decision-making, Email address: jried AT