A guide to blogging for Evidently Cochrane

This page contains the most up-to-date guidance that we would like our bloggers to follow when preparing their blogs for Evidently Cochrane. Last updated: June 2020.

Read the guide here.

We have updated this guidance in line with a new 18-item Checklist and accompanying guidance for disseminating findings from Cochrane intervention reviews published by Cochrane in the autumn of 2019.  This is a new resource that can improve the quality, consistency and translatability of dissemination products (such as blogs) that present findings of a Cochrane intervention review.

As most of our blogs discuss Cochrane evidence, give a short summary of the evidence, placing this evidence in context, often with a patient or practitioner perspective, it is important that our bloggers closely follow the guidance here.

For those writing a different type of blog, for example highlighting a project, and not discussing the results of a systematic or Cochrane Review, much of the advice in this guidance document is still relevant.

Get in touch

If you are writing a blog for Evidently Cochrane, you should already be in touch with Sarah Chapman, Cochrane UK’s Knowledge Broker and the Editor of Evidently Cochrane. If you would like to express an interest in blogging for Evidently Cochrane, or have any questions, please contact Sarah sarah.chapman@cochrane.nhs.uk.

Further information

  • Find out more about Cochrane’s Dissemination Checklist here
  • Watch a webinar about Cochrane’s Dissemination Checklist here.

Editor’s note: we last updated this guidance in June 2020, in line with the latest Cochrane guidance for describing evidence certainty. 

Selena Ryan-Vig

About Selena Ryan-Vig

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Selena Ryan-Vig is the Communications and Engagement Officer at Cochrane UK. Her role primarily entails disseminating Cochrane evidence in accessible ways, managing Cochrane UK's website and social media accounts, and producing newsletters and infographics. With a colleague, Selena delivers interactive sessions to students from Years 10 to 13 to teach about evidence-based practice and to encourage critical thinking, particularly around healthcare claims made in the media. She also co-delivers talks for students to raise awareness of Cochrane and reliable, evidence-based resources. She has a psychology degree from the University of Bath. During her degree, she spent a placement year working in a national charity which provides support for young women affected by self-injury and training for professionals working with individuals who self-injure.

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