We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Cochrane interactive learning tool. This is an online, introductory course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions. This represents a major advance in our online learning approach, bringing together the world-leading expertise of Cochrane’s methodologist community with best practice in modern interactive learning design and pedagogy.
Over nine modules and 100+ bite-size pieces of self-directed learning, the course will serve as a comprehensive introduction to new authors, or a refresher and update for experienced authors and editors. The course covers framing a review, searching for studies, risk of bias assessment based on the new Cochrane Risk of Bias 2.0 tool, meta-analysis, GRADE and Summary of Findings tables, integrating economic evidence, drawing conclusions and reporting the review. The modules provide clear explanations with stimulating interactions, quizzes, animations, examples and reference resources, and enables authors to tailor their learning experience and complete assessments to demonstrate their learning.
For the first time, through Cochrane Innovations, our online learning will be accessible beyond the Cochrane community. Systematic review authors, educators, researchers, health professionals, policy makers and guideline and HTA organisations will be able to access Cochrane learning on a paid subscription basis, to support individual learning, professional development or as a resource integrated in a blended learning approach.
Cochrane authors, editorial teams and Group staff, along with residents of HINARI A and B countries, will be able to access the resources free of charge (see here for a complete list of eligible roles). Cochrane Members who don’t fall into those categories will qualify for a hefty discount.
The first four modules of Cochrane Interactive Learning are available now for free trial access for individuals and institutions until 5 November.