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    About me:My interest in communicating evidence-based medical approaches drew me to WikiProject Medicine. Other interests of mine include healthy active living and physical literacy.

    I have been a Wikipedia Editor since October 2016.

    My work: I am a part-time Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane.   I actively recruit new Wikipedia editors and support Cochrane community members and volunteers in queries related to Wikipedia. My role also includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community, and evaluating ways in which the Cochrane-Wikipedia work can be made sustainable. I can be contacted directly via email at jdawson (at)

    Get Involved: See the new Cochrane-Wikipedia Project Page

    For more information on how to edit please see Help: Wikipedia editing for medical experts

    Disclaimer: Although I am paid by Cochrane to update Wikipedia, all of my edits, activity, and contributions to Wikipedia made by this account may not reflect the views of Cochrane or CHEO-RI. While editing Wikipedia, I will abide by Wikipedia’s practices on neutrality and conflict of interest. I will be working in the best interest of Wikipedia, as part of the Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative.

    If you would like to contact me, please leave a note on my "talk page" or "ping me" on another talk page/message board by pasting: {{Ping|JenOttawa}} to your message.

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    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/How to edit[edit]

    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Resources

    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Research publications

    New Project: Insert new Cochrane Review Content into Wikipedia[edit]

    Project Page: WikiProject_Medicine/Cochrane/Cochrane_Review_List

    Cochrane Bot Updates[edit]

    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Evidence based content for medical articles on Wikipedia/Volunteers#Task Instructions for updating Cochrane Systematic Review References on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Cochrane update/August 2017 Feb 2017 June 2016

    Fall 2016- Cochrane Global-Ageing Wikipedia Initiative[edit]

    In the fall of 2016 I was part of a team of new editors working with Cochrane Global Ageing to improve the quality of ageing-related Wikipedia articles.

    Project website: Wikipedia:Cochrane/Global Ageing

    Dashboard for the project here

    Further information here

    Cochrane Nursing

    WikiProject Med in the news / research publications[edit]

    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Research publications

    Blog post on the Cochrane-Wikipedia Partnership, Oct 2017:

    A list of articles about Wikipedia's medical content: Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Research publications

    Evolution of Wikipedia’s medical content: past, present and future

    J Epidemiol Community Health Published Online First: 28 August 2017. doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-208601 Wikipedia as informal self-education for clinical decision-making in medical practice

    Notes for me![edit]

    Searching to see if a publication is already in Wikipedia hastemplate:Infobox_medical_condition insource: "DOI"

    Creating full references from DOIs when a PMID is not yet available:

    Reference request:


    Web statistic tool: Wikipedia:Web statistics tool

    Link to outdated Cochrane UK project: Wikipedia:Cochrane Collaboration/Cochrane UK

    Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Pi bot 3

    Wikipedia:Cochrane online classes October 2016

    Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Evidence based content for medical articles on Wikipedia#Projects/pages of interest

    Our medical content in English for 2017 received 2.217 billion pageviews.[11] This includes both mobile and desktop readership.

    40,774 WPMED pages as of Jan 24, 2018

    Special:CreateAccount Teaching tool: Account creator

    Read the full text not just abstract:

    Wikipedia:Integrating Patient-centered Outcomes Research into Wikipedia

    Grants:[edit] Travel and Participation Rapid Project (under $2000)

    Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Event coordinator

    Guide to Barn Stars:[edit]


    Queen's University Fall 2017: Critical Appraisal, Research and Lifelong Learning course for medical students[edit]

    Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Queen's University/Critical Appraisal, Research and Lifelong Learning (Fall Term 1)



    Cochrane UK Teaching[edit]

    Wikipedia:Cochrane UK Online Course June 2018#Pre-course Assignment

    WikiProject Medicine: Tracking ongoing medical editing initiatives[edit]

    in progress...[edit]

    User:JenOttawa/DOI project page

    Student Barnstar[edit]

    Do we have a student barnstar. I want to give one to a student working on an article. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   00:48, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

    User:JenOttawa/Introduction to Medical Editing: Cheat Sheet