Cochrane Learning Live

Cochrane Learning Live is a series of monthly webinars aimed at anyone interested in learning skills or gaining knowledge and experience relating to Cochrane activities.  The series is managed by Cochrane’s Learning and Support Department.

The webinars are open to anyone wanting to learn in the Cochrane environment, be they complete beginners or seasoned experts. 

Below, you will find the exciting programme of speakers planned over the coming months presenting on a range of topics that will appeal to a wide audience.  

You will also find links to recordings and accompanying materials for all of the previous webinars from the programme.

Finally, there is some further information for anyone interested in presenting a webinar in the future.


Upcoming Programme 2017

May 25, 2017
Adverse effects 2: Searching for adverse effects
Dr Su Golder, Cochrane Adverse Effects Methods Group
[more details and sign up]

June 7, 2017
Making Systematic Reviews policy-relevant *GESI webinar*
Prof John Lavis, Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems, McMaster University
[more details and sign up]

June 29, 2017
Cochrane Classmate: A tool for trainers
Anna Noel-Storr, Project Manager, Cochrane Crowd 
[more details and sign up]


Previous webinars

Should you miss a webinar, we make edited versions available to view online shortly after each event, together with slide packs, key learning points and the opportunity to continue discussions through Twitter.

APRIL 20, 2017
Adverse effects 1: How to overcome the challenge of reviewing adverse effects [April 2017]
Dr Yoon Loke, Cochrane Adverse Effects Methods Group
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Introducing Living Systematic Reviews [March 2017]
Annie Synnot, Cochrane Australia, Monash University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

GRADE-CERQual: An introduction for qualitative evidence synthesis [February 2017]
Heather Munthe-Kaas, Simon Lewin and Claire Glenton; Coordinators of the GRADE-CERQual Project Group
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Using Blogshots for knowledge translation – what works and how to do it [January 2017]
Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker & Jack Leahy, Communications and Engagement Officer, UK Cochrane Centre
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

RoB 2.0: A revised tool to assess risk of bias in randomized trials [December 2016]
Dr Matthew Page, University of Bristol
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Extracting data from figures using software [November 2016]
Prof Livia Puljak, University of Split, Croatia
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

An argument-based approach to aggregation of evidence involving multiple outcome indicators​ *METHODS webinar* [October 2016]
Professor Anthony Hunter, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University College London; Dr Matt Williams, Consultant Oncologist, Charing Cross Hospital / Imperial College London
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Involving consumers in Cochrane reviews: learning from the ACTIVE project [October 2016]
Dr Alex Pollock and Dr Pauline Campbell, Glasgow Caledonian University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Putting the Power of Cochrane to work for you: Getting the most out of Cochrane Crowd and TaskExchange [Sept 2016]
Tari Turner and Anna Noel-Storr, Project Transform
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Cochrane Register of Studies and importing references in RevMan [Sept 2016]
Steve McDonald, Co-Director Cochrane Australia
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Getting to know EPPI Reviewer [July 2016]
Prof James Thomas, EPPI-Centre
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Common errors and best practice when writing a review protocol [June 2016]
Dr Nuala Livingstone, Editor at Cochrane Editorial Unit
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Using GRADE and the GRADEpro GDT online software in your Cochrane Review [May 2016]
Dr Nancy Santesso, McMaster University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Consumers for the terrified: Exploring new ways of involving consumers in the work of Cochrane [April 2016]
Richard Morley, Cochrane Consumer Network Co-ordinator
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Covidence: Cochrane's new online tool for streamlined review production [March 2016]
Anneliese Arno, Community Manager at Covidence.org
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]


Interested in presenting?

Cochrane Learning Live is run by Cochrane’s Learning and Support Department and we are there to provide full support for presenters throughout.  We work with presenters to describe their webinar and schedule it in the Cochrane Learning Live programme. 

Our ambition is that Cochrane Learning Live will become recognised as a platform that people can use to reach learners throughout Cochrane and, while we’ll be pro-active in planning webinars, we’re hopeful that people will begin to come to us with suggestions as their familiarity grows.  

If you are interested in presenting a webinar as part of the series, please do get in touch.  We have provided some more detail in this information for presenters document.