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Helping Cochrane Reviews soar: a workshop to create a communication and dissemination strategy for every Cochrane review

Date and Location




Sunday 22 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

Deborah Pentesco-...


Deborah Pentesco-...
Bridget Jones
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country

First name


Last name


Affiliation and Country

Cochrane Editorial Unit, U.K.
Target audience

Target audience

review authors, review group managing editors and people interesting in communicating their Cochrane research

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Level of knowledge required

Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Abstract text


Objectives: In 2013, the CDSR will move to a ‘publish when ready’ publication frequency, from monthly, affording the Collaboration a new opportunity to look at establishing a communication and dissemination plan for every Cochrane Review. This workshop will aim to share the various communication channels and dissemination options available to Cochrane authors and Cochrane Review Groups (press releases; Cochrane journal club; podcasts; ipad edition; special collections; social media; email alerts; etc) and to provide analytics on their uptake and impact on usage and access. It will also be used to gather feedback from delegates on useful tools to help inform the development of new methods of disseminating Cochrane evidence. Description: A hands-on workshop to engage delegates in the communications and dissemination planning for a series of Cochrane Reviews by sharing some tools for establishing the best channels to deliver the message to the right users at the right time. Delegates will be invited to contribute their own ideas and experiences and the workshop will be used to inform future communications policies. The workshop will be a combination of slide presentation, practical work and discussion.