Training and Events

The Cochrane Training website provides a range of learning opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about conducting, editing or reading a systematic review. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned reviewer, you will find new opportunities to learn here about Cochrane systematic review methodology and processes. You can find Cochrane trainings, resources, and learning events here

DUE TO COVID19, many upcoming events have gone virtual, been rescheduled, or cancelled. Stay tuned for updates on potential reschedulings and new opportunities as they arise.  

Recent and upcoming Cochrane US training and learning opportunities:

Webinar.  Evidence Synthesis: Use and Impact from a Global and US Perspective
Learn more about Cochrane & the US Network.  Watch the recording of our US Network Coordinator, Tiffany Duque, presenting "Evidence Synthesis: Use & Impact from a Global & US Perspective" at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in September, 2020.  View the webinar here.

Virtual Classroom Series. Cochrane Neonatal Review Group. Evidence-Based Medicine: Basics and Beyond
This 2-year Evidence Classroom hosted by Cochrane Neonatal finished it's series with the last live lecture on December 8th, 2020.  This series was aimed especially at new clinicians, fellows and trainees. It covers the basics of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and teaches clinicians how to use EBM for best practice in neonatal care. 

All sessions are now available for FREE viewing - don't miss this super popular virtual classroom opportunity!

Annual Meeting. Cochrane Skin will be hosting "Evidence-based dermatology in 2021 and beyond"
Join Cochrane Skin for a 2-day virtual event hosted by reknowed researchers on the topic of dermatology and evidence synthesis.  Registration is FREE and the conference takes place on March 17-18, 2021.  For more information and to register, please see the Cochrane Skin website.

Webinar Series. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Rocky Mountain Cochrane Series. Don't miss this monthly webinar series! 
On January 28th, 2021, Denise Thompson, the founder of the Cochrane Climate Health Working group, will present. Denise Thomson is the founder of the Cochrane Climate-Health Working Group, an ad hoc multidisciplinary group of people from many different parts of Cochrane, as well as other organizations.  The Climate-Health workgroup was formed to address the current and urgent crisis of climate changes and its impacts on global human health.  Cochrane has an important role in preparing and disseminating evidence syntheses relevant to the health impact of climate change with the goal to preparing and disseminating evidence that will help to guide decision-making and make recommendations for short- and long-term best practices.  The Cochrane Climate-Health Working Group is interested in the potential of evidence syntheses to make a contribution to the discussion of the impacts of climate change on human health and health systems. As a leader in the field of evidence synthesis, Cochrane is well-positioned to lead on the best evidence and methodological considerations for reviews within this topic, as well as to publish quality evidence reviews. Register here. 

Systematic Review Training. Ohio State Fuld Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing. 
Our executive committee member, Donal O'Mathuna is hosting a virtual systematic review training on February 9 and 11. Topics include formulating a question, literature searching, study eligibility, PICO(T), data extraction, and more.  All participants will participate in a review and will have the opportunity for follow-up and mentorship after the training.  More information and registration here.

  • February 9 & 11, 2021, virtual

Systematic Review Training.  University of Mississippi Center of Evidence-Based Practice. 
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program enables the participants to learn how to conduct robust systematic reviews of different evidence types in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare.  This world-class systematic review training program incorporates both theory and hands-on experience. Throughout the program participants will develop a focused question, search for relevant literature, appraise and synthesize evidence arising from research. For questions please email Nancy Ladd: Registration deadline is Dec 31st. Information and registration here.

  •  January 19-22, 2021 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM • UMMC School of Nursing Room A140

Workshop. How to Conduct a Systematic Review.  March 25 & 30, 2021 (rescheduled from March 2020). 
Join this workshop hosted by Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group US Satellite and The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
 This virtual, intensive, 2-day workshop will guide participants through the steps of developing a systematic review using the latest Cochrane methodology.  The virtual format will be conducted in a hybrid model, including a mixture of pre-recorded lectures and live sessions given by acclaimed Cochrane instructors and researchers.  Additional information, including an agenda, are available here.

Workshop. U.S. GRADE Guideline Development Workshop.  The 14th Guideline Development Workshop will take place May 26-28, 2021.  Currently the workshop is being planned for in-person in Chicago.  The workshop is themed "from evidence to action" and will help participants strengthen thier understanding of evidence assessment and recommendation development as well as improved techniques for applying GRADE to current projects.  Information and registration can be found here.  

Completed. Systematic Review Training.  Ohio State Fuld Institute for EBP.  Virtual - October 28 & 30, 2020
Join experts from the Fuld Institute to navigate systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills.  This multi-disciplinary course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social science areas who are considering or planning to conduct a systematic review of intervention studies.  No experience required. The course will examine key components of a review using Cochrane and other methods.  The course includes lectures, group discussions, and practical exercises.

For more information, including details on speakers and facilitators, content, pricing and registration, please visit 
Questions? Please email

Completed. Systematic Review Training.  Central Michigan University and US Satellite Pregnancy and Childbirth Cochrane Review Group.  Join esteemed instructors from various US Cochrane institutions and from the US Network Executive Committee at a Systematic Review Training, hosted by Central Michigan University and US Satellite Pregnancy and Childbirth Cochrane Review Group.  This 2-day virtual training will cover standard author systematic review topics, and is available at a reduced cost.  For more information, contact the MPH program at Central Michigan University at More Info:

  • November 7 - 8, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Online via WebEx - link sent after registration closes

To Be Rescheduled. Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making. Cochrane, Cornell University and the World Health Organization collaborate to provide training in systematic review following the Cochrane methodology and application of GRADE to assess quality of evidence. The Summer Institute is held from July 20 - 31, 2020 at Cornell University's Ithaca Campus. Additional information and registration are available here.

If you would like to submit your event to our webpage, please email the US Network Coordintor, Tiffany Duque: