Students 4 Best Evidence: a network for students interested in evidence-based healthcare - where are we now, nearly 4 years on?




Poster session 3


Tuesday 25 October 2016 - 10:30 to 11:00


All authors in correct order:

Ryan-Vig S1
1 Cochrane UK & Students 4 Best Evidence, UK
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author:

Selena Ryan-Vig

Contact person:

Abstract text
Background: Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) is an online community for, and by, students interested in evidence-based healthcare. It aims to help students, from school-age to university, learn more about evidence-based practice and the methodological concepts underpinning it. The site engages students through relevant, useful resources and provides a space for students to communicate their knowledge by interacting with fellow students and writing their own blogs. This includes blogs such as ‘A beginners guide to interpreting odds ratios, confidence intervals and P values’, which has been viewed over 100,000 times since its publication in August 2013.

Objectives: Since its launch in 2013, S4BE has grown year-on-year, with increases in the number of students subscribed to - and blogging for - the site; the number of partner organisations supporting S4BE; and the number of individuals engaged with the community through social media. With the aim of strengthening the S4BE community further, this poster will introduce the community to those who are less familiar with S4BE and, for those who are familiar, provide an update on the community’s activities.

Conclusions: S4BE is committed to improving understanding of, and interest in, evidence-based practice and its importance among students, including the next generation of Cochranites. By highlighting the current work of S4BE and ideas for the community’s future, we’d like to welcome more students, individuals who work with students, and potential partner organisations to get involved with S4BE.