New ways to bring people together to create guidelines and systematic reviews: TaskExchange and Cochrane Crowd


Workshop session 9: Saturday, 14:00-15:30

Workshop category: 

  • Synthesis creation, publication and updating in the digital age


Date and Location


Saturday 16 September 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Tari Turner
Anna Noel-Storr
Chris Mavergames
Target audience

Target audience: 

People who are looking to get involved with systematic reviews, or who would like to find people who are willing to help with review or guideline development

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objectives:The session will introduce the newest versions of TaskExchange and Cochrane Crowd, describe their aims, progress and future plans; and how both platforms can support high-quality guideline and systematic review development. Description: Two new platforms, TaskExchange and Cochrane Crowd, support efficient production of guidelines and systematic reviews by creating innovative ways to enable people to make meaningful contributions to producing evidence.
TaskExchange brings together people from across the evidence ecosystem. Developed by Cochrane, and addressing the needs of guideline developers through the GIN network since 2017, it connects people creating guidelines and reviews who need tasks done, with people who have the skills and time to do them.
Cochrane Crowd is a citizen science platform where people help curate high-quality health evidence. Volunteers from around the world help to identify the research needed to determine if a treatment or diagnostic test works.
Participants will learn how to use TaskExchange and Cochrane Crowd to support guideline and systematic review development and experience the platforms by:
1) Posting & viewing tasks;
2) Creating & viewing profiles;
3) Setting up task notifications.
Cochrane Crowd
1) Trialling tasks;
2) Exploring current & potential incentives and reward structures;
3) Trialling training modules.
Please bring a laptop or similar.