Opportunity for Cochrane Authors to participate in a Plain Language Summaries project

To all Cochrane authors:

We would like to invite you to take part in a study on the editing process of Cochrane Plain Language Summaries. This study is being conducted by Alessandra Rossetti and Dr Silvia Rodríguez Vázquez, under the supervision of Dr Sharon O’Brien (Dublin City University, Ireland)  and within the framework of the European Project INTERACT (International Network on Crisis Translation), in which Cochrane UK is also involved.

We are looking for volunteer health professionals who have experience in collaborating with Cochrane for the production of Plain Language Summaries of Systematic Reviews.

If you accept to participate, you will be asked to check a Plain Language Summary of a Cochrane Systematic Review using Acrolinx, an authoring support tool that will be provided to you along with instructions on how to use it. You will also be asked to complete a short pre-task questionnaire and two short post-task questionnaires.

Your participation in the entire study would take approximately 2 hours of your time. If you decide to participate, you will be given the possibility to take part in this study either remotely or onsite (at Cochrane UK in Oxford).

Taking part in this research study is voluntary, and you may withdraw from the study at any point without repercussion. All the data collected during the study will be treated confidentially.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please send us an email within two weeks at either of the addresses below.

Your help would be very much appreciated! Thank you very much!

Alessandra Rossetti (alessandra.rossetti2@mail.dcu.ie)

Silvia Rodríguez Vázquez (silvia.rodriguezvazquez@dcu.ie)