Objectives: To introduce the newest versions of Cochrane Crowd and TaskExchange, describe the aims, progress and future plans of each component.
Description: Cochrane’s success depends on engaging people successfully. Two components of Project Transform, Cochrane Crowd and TaskExchange, are the creation and refining of innovative pathways for people to become involved with Cochrane and to make meaningful contributions to producing evidence.
Cochrane Crowd builds on the success of the Embase project in attracting people to help Cochrane curate high-quality health evidence. Volunteers from around the world help us identify the research we need to determine if a treatment or diagnostic test works. http://crowd.cochrane.org/
TaskExchange brings together people from across Cochrane’s global contributor network. It connects people in Cochrane who need review tasks done, with people who have the skills and time to do them. http://taskexchange.cochrane.org/
Participants will experience and provide feedback on Cochrane Crowd and TaskExchange by:
1. Cochrane Crowd
- Trialling tasks
- Exploring current and potential incentives and reward structures
- Trialling training modules
- Posting and viewing tasks
- Creating and viewing profiles
- Setting up task notifications
Participants will also contribute design ideas that will influence the next phases of development for Cochrane Crowd and TaskExchange. Please bring a laptop or similar device.