Student’s 4 Best Evidence Wiki Week

Approximately 180 million articles related to medicine are accessed on Wikipedia every month. It is a heavily used resource for health related information and its use is reliant on this information being up to date and accurate. The Cochrane Collaboration and Wikiproject Medicine teamed up earlier this year to improve the accuracy of medicine related articles to ensure that they contain well-referenced, high quality information. Students 4 Best Evidence, a global network of students interested in evidence-based medicine, have joined the Cochrane Collaboration and Wikiproject Medicine in their efforts by launching Wiki Week.

Students 4 Best Evidence Logo
Students 4 Best Evidence Logo

Wiki Week will be running from Monday 15th September to Friday 19th September and is intended to encourage and teach students interested in evidence-based medicine how to improve health related articles on Wikipedia. Student’s 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) will be updating their website with articles, resources and tutorials aimed at helping students to learn how to edit Wikipedia effectively.

There will also be a Wiki Edit-a-thon on Tuesday 16th September at 12pm BST. The Wiki Edit-a-thon will take place at the UK Cochrane Centre, in Oxford, but for those who can’t make it to Oxford, there will also be an online edit-a-thon simultaneously taking place using Google Hangouts. If you think you might be interested in contributing to this great project then you can get involved by following the links below.

For further information about Wiki Week see:

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