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Cochrane-Wikipedia Project: Getting Started
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General Workflow:[edit]

Step 1:
Choose a Cochrane Review that has not yet been added to Wikipedia in your area of expertise
Cochrane Reviews on Wikipedia
Step 2:
Determine a potential Wikipedia article where the conclusions of the Cochrane Review may help improve the article.
Step 3:
Open the potential Wikipedia article and find a place for these conclusions (verify that the evidence is not already in the article).
Step 4:
Paraphrase (re-word) the relevant evidence into the Wikipedia article.
Step 5:
Add the citation using the PMID or DOI.
How to add citations
If you are not sure that your edit is appropriate, please post your suggestions on the "talk page" of your Wikipedia article and wait for feedback from the community first before editing directly.
Completing this task:
  • After you add a review to an article, add {{done}} to put a check ( Done) mark before the PMID on the project page beside the article name
  • If you are working on an edit or waiting for community feedback, add {{Inprogress}} clock In progress before the PMID
  • If you find that the review is already used in Wikipedia, please add a {{done}} or put a line through the suggested review. This list is not 100% perfect as Wikipedia is being updated regularly.
  • If you feel that there is no obvious "home" in Wikipedia for this information, please add the template: {{N/A icon}} before the PMID on this page.
  • Please feel free to chose any Cochrane Review from this list (this task does not have to be performed in order).
  • Please contact User:JenOttawa email: jdawson (at) if you have any questions or suggestions.
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