Ensure your review findings make a difference


A Cochrane Review can take up to two years to complete. If authors and review groups are going to go to use all that time and energy, how do they ensure that the findings of the review are used to inform policy and practice change?

This masterclass will look at all aspects of review production and offer some tools and tips on how to ensure that the findings of the review reach the intended audience. We will look at when to think about dissemination in the review production process, decide on who your audience is, how to look at the findings of the review and ensure appropriate dissemination, and what resources are available from Cochrane and Wiley.

Finally, we’ll hold a Q&A session so you can ask any questions you may have and try to help individuals with their dissemination plans.

You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of what you can do to ensure reviews will have the greatest impact.

Target audience

All symposium attendees are encouraged to attend.

The session’s content may be of particular interest to Cochrane authors who are interested in ensuring their reviews inform changes in practice and policy, and to members of Review Groups who want their reviews to have an impact and need to demonstrate this to their funders.


Julie Wood

Julie Wood is the Head of Communications and External Affairs for Cochrane. She joined in September 2014. Previously she worked in various roles at Oxfam in campaigning, communications and advocacy, including as the Director of Corporate Communications.

Other presenters will be confirmed at a later date.