A guide to blogging for Evidently Cochrane

We have updated our guide to blogging for Evidently Cochrane. This is the guidance we would like our bloggers to follow when preparing their blogs. Read the blogging guide here.

Evidently Cochrane is our blog site. 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. Up to four times a year we have a special series with multiple blogs, and other resources, on one topic. It is for everyone who is interested in finding and using the best quality evidence to inform decisions about health.

In November 2019, we updated our guide to blogging for Evidently Cochrane in line with a new '18-item Checklist and accompanying guidance for disseminating findings from Cochrane intervention reviews'. This was published by Cochrane's Knowledge Translation Department in the autumn of 2019. It 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.

We updated the guide again in June 2020, in line with new Cochrane guidance for expressing evidence certainty (the confidence we have in findings).

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.