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Subscription and access queries
I'm a Cochrane contributor. How do I get free access to the resources?
Cochrane authors have free access to all Cochrane Interactive Learning modules. Click the Log In button on the menu page and log in with your Cochrane Account. Once logged in, you will be able to access all the modules as well as see your progress and any certificates available for you to download.
Note that Modules 1 to 4 are available now, and the remaining modules 5-9 will be released in October 2017. Cochrane authors can go here to get help with your Cochrane Account or if you need a password reminder.
Some other Cochrane contributors are also eligible for free access, including any contributors in HINARI A and B countries, Editorial teams, Information Specialists, Group Co-ordinators/Convenors/Directors and staff, Consumer referees, Copy Edit Support, Executive members, Governing Board members, and Translators. For other contributors, please see the instructions below on the free trial and individual subscriptions, and note that Cochrane Members are eligible for a discount on all subscriptions.
I want to sign up for the free trial. How do I get access?
For a limited period, the first four modules of the course are being made available for anyone free of charge. To access the modules, simply click the Log In button on the on the menu page and either log in with your Cochrane Account, or follow the follow the link on the right hand side: 'Don't have an account - sign up now' (or access that link directly here). You will be taken through a simple process to sign up for a Cochrane Account. Once your account is activated, you can return to the Interactive Learning main menu and log in to access the modules.
After 13 October, your access will cease until you take out a paid subscription (see below), unless you are eligible for free access as a Cochrane contributor (see above). This is with the exception of Module 1: Introduction to conducting systematic reviews, which will remain is available free to all. Your progress on the modules will remain recorded in our system, and any certificates earned will remain accessible. .
I’d like to purchase a subscription for myself. How do I find out more about subscription access?
Following the initial free trial period, individual subscriptions will be available on a paid basis. Further informaiton on purchasing subscriptions will be available on this page soon. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Module 1: Introduction to conducting systematic reviews will remain available free to all, and many Cochrane contributors (see above) as well as residents in HINARI A and B countries are eligible for free access. Cochrane Members not in these categories will be eligible for a discount price.
I’d like to purchase a subscription for my institution / students. How do I find out more about institutional subscription access?
Institutional access is available for Cochrane Interactive Learning and discounted rates are available. To find out how Cochrane Interactive Learning can help you support your students, staff or researchers or to request a demo for your organisation, please contact us.
If you would like to test the learning modules for yourself, Modules 1 to 4 are currently available for a free trial period. Module 1: Introduction to conducting systematic reviews will remain available free to all. Follow the instructions above on how to set up an account and access this module.
Where can I read the terms and conditions for the course?
The terms and conditions for the course are available here.
What is your cancellation policy?
Should you wish to cancel your subscription, you are able to do so within 7 days of payment. Please contact us should you wish to cancel your subscription.
Can I access the modules on my tablet or mobile device?
Yes, the modules have been designed to work on all modern laptop, tablet or mobile devices. Some older versions of browsers may not support viewing of modules. Contact us for a list of supported browsers. You can log into the modules from any computer and continue your progress from where you left off.
Can I access the modules offline?
No, unfortuanately the modules are not available offline.
Can I access the modules on a low bandwidth connection?
Yes, the modules have been designed to work on low bandwidth connections, including any videos, audio sections and animations.
Have the modules been designed to meet accessibilty standards?
Yes, the modules have been designed to have accessibility which complies with Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines to Level AA. The detailed description of how our design platform, Adapt Framework, meets the WAI AA accessibility requirements can be seen here. All video/audio content is accompanied by written transcripts.
Modules and their content
I’d like to complete each module over several sessions. Will my progress be saved?
Yes, once you are logged on to the modules, your progress on the modules will be logged, along with any assessments you have completed or favourites that you mark. Your progress is indicated on the individual module boxes on the main menu page.
How long will each module take to complete?
The modules vary in length, from 30 to 120 minutes. Estimated times are indicated underneath the module title on the main menu page; e.g. 30 minutes. You can complete the modules at your own pace, returning when you wish and flagging 'favourite' sections that you plan to revisit.
How does the assessment work?
There is an assessment at the end of each module, consisting of between four and ten (generally multiple choice) questions. The assessments are based on testing your knowledge against the learning objectives for the modules. Each time you take an assessment, you will have two chances to answer each question correctly. If you still don't get a correct answer on your second attempt, you'll be referred back to the appropriate page of the module where you can refresh your learning about that particular topic. You'll need to get all assessment questions correct to pass.
Do I receive a certificate for each module I complete?
Yes, when you have completed each module (i.e. looked at all of the content) and passed the assessment, you'll then be able to download a certificate to that effect from the menu page, for inclusion in your CPD or equivalent learning profile. Certifcates are delivered in a PDF format. You'll also be able to download a course certificate on passing all nine modules, which will be in the certificates section on the main menu.
I have a suggestion or concern about the content of a module
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on our Evaluation page, or contact us at any time.
Problems signing in, locked account and forgotten passwords
If you are having difficulties accessing your account, please contact us. If you need help with your Cochrane Account, including help with a forgotten password, follow the links on the Cochrane Account page here.