Get Involved


Get involved

We are looking to recruit to our National Trainees Committee! This is an exciting opportunity to improve trainee engagement and involvement with evidence-based medicine and systematic reviews, with a particular focus on the work of the Cochrane Collaboration. 


It is a 2 year role representing the Cochrane Collaboration and involves regular online committee meetings, engagement with use of online resources, social media and attendance at annual training workshops. We would expect you to be involved in evidence-based medicine in some capacity in your speciality and to actively engage your peers, for instance via blogs or journal clubs. 

Previous committee members have found their association with Cochrane useful when applying for academic and clinical leadership positions. Our members often retain an affiliation with Cochrane and have gone on to a variety of positions, finding that the critical appraisal and systematic review skills they have gained assist them in pursuing their careers in academia, leadership and clinical medicine.

 Applications are welcome from all current UK and Irish medical and dental trainees, and are particularly encouraged from Scotland, Ireland, the North of England, Midlands and the South West.Please send your CV to

Write or comment on an Evidently Cochrane blog

Evidently Cochrane is Cochrane UK's blog. It aims to make Cochrane evidence really accessible, and to encourage discussion about it, through blogs which usually feature new or updated Cochrane Reviews on a health topic. You can register your interest to blog here. 

Task Exchange

Task Exchange connects people working in health evidence with people who have the time and skills to help. Choose from a range of tasks - from translation to data extraction - that match your expertise and availability. 

Cochrane Crowd

Anyone can take part in Cochrane Crowd; a collaborative volunteer effort to help categorise and summarise healthcare evidence. 


Classmate is an innovative tool for teachers of evidence-based medicine. It enables trainers, teachers and others to use the Cochrane Crowd tasks for their students.

Tweetchats and Trainee Journal Club

We run a regular journal club, picking studies that have impacted headline news. Click here to find out more and join in the conversation by following @CochraneUK and #CochraneTrainees.

A guide to tweetchats can be found here

A guide to journal clubs can be found here

Details of upcoming tweetchats and journal club sessions will be announced here and on Twitter. Keep up to date by following @CochraneUK and #CochraneTrainees

Cochrane Library Journal Club

In addition to the Trainees Journal Club, there is a separate Journal Club, run by the Cochrane Library and aimed at trainees, researchers and practitioners. Each Journal Club focuses on a recently published Cochrane Review and comes with a Clinical Case to help you place the review in the context of a specific scenario and discussion questions to help you think about the review methods and findings in more detail. Find out more and subscribe here. 

Write a Cochrane Review

Information on proposing and registering a new Cochrane Review can be found here and a list of the Cochrane Review groups can be found here.

Three Cochrane Trainees reflect on their experiences of writing a Cochrane Review here.

Information on training opportunities for Cochrane Review Authors can be found here.

Get in touch

Sign up to the Cochrane Trainees mailing list here

The Cochrane Trainees would love to hear from you. If you have any questions, would like to get involved, or have any feedback, please get in touch by emailing or by completing this form.

You can also join the Cochrane Trainees in conversation via Twitter by following @CochraneUK and using the hashtag #CochraneTrainees.