Centre for Behaviour Change


Other Resources & Translations

Computer and books in a library


Translations of The Behaviour Change Wheel



Publications citing The Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW)

To view the peer-review publication citing The Behaviour Change Wheel: a new method for characterising and designing behaviour change interventions. Michie S, van Stralen M, West R. Imp Sci, 2011, 6: 42, DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-6-42. click on the attachment available below.

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BCW Citation 2023

Improving people’s health: applying behavioural and social sciences

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The Behavioural and Social Science Strategy - Improving People's Health was published by the Campaign for the Social Sciences to enable the broad public health system to use behavioural and social sciences. It was developed by a collaboration of academics, public health professionals and representatives from funders and learned bodies, chaired by Professor Susan Michie.
The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

NICE Evidence Search

NICE Evidence Services are a suite of services that provide internet access to high-quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The services cover health, social care and public health evidence. Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence-based decisions.


The AllTrials campaign is an initiative of Bad Science, the BMJ, Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, Cochrane Collaboration, James Lind Initiative, PLOS and Sense About Science and is being led in the US by Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The AllTrials campaign was launched in January 2013 and calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported. The campaign has published a detailed plan on how all clinical trials can be registered and all results reported.

NICE Guidance

NICE guidance sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. NICE Guidance can be used by the NHS, Local Authorities, employers, voluntary groups and anyone else involved in delivering care or promoting wellbeing.

CONSORT Guidelines

Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), encompasses various initiatives developed by the CONSORT Group to alleviate the problems arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The main product of CONSORT is the CONSORT Statement, which is an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting RCTs. It offers a standard way for authors to prepare reports of trial findings, facilitating their complete and transparent reporting, and aiding their critical appraisal and interpretation.

CONSORT is part of a broader push to produce reporting guidelines (RGs) for many different types of research.

Montgomery P, Grant S, Mayo-Wilson E, Macdonald G, Michie S, Hopewell S, Moher D.
(2018) Reporting randomised trials of social and psychological interventions: the CONSORT-SPI 2018 Extension, Trials, 19(407):1-14, DOI:1186/s13063-018-2733-1. 

Grant S, Mayo-Wilson E, Montgomery P, Macdonald G, Michie S, Hopewell S, Moher D.
(2018) CONSORT-SPI 2018 Explanation and Elaboration: guidance for reporting social and psychological intervention trials, Trials, 19(406):1-18, DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2735-z.

Better reporting of interventions: Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide

Without a complete published description of interventions, clinicians and patients cannot reliably implement interventions that are shown to be useful, and other researchers cannot replicate or build on research findings. The quality of description of interventions in publications, however, is remarkably poor. To improve the completeness of reporting, and ultimately the replicability, of interventions, an international group of experts and stakeholders developed the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide.


Hoffmann TC, Glasziou PP, Boutron I, Milne R, Perera R, Moher D, Altman DG, Barbour V, Macdonald H, Johnston M, Lamb SE, Dixon-Woods M, McCulloch P, Wyatt JC, Chan A-W, Michie S 
(2014) Better reporting of interventions: the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide, British Medical Journal, 348:g1687, DOI:  10.1136/bmj.g1687.

Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP)

The HBCP website allows users to learn more about the project, access resources and open-source tools, use the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology in their work, get training, and much more.

The BCIO website provides detailed information about ontologies in general and the BCIO in particular, how to use and contribute to the BCIO, and allows users to search and visualise the BCIO using online, open-access tools.

HBCP webinar series. From March to May 2023, the HBCP aired a 14-part live and interactive webinar series that covered key aspects of the project, including applying Artificial Intelligence to evidence identification, extraction and integration, using ontologies and behavioural prediction.

Launch of the HBCP knowledge system recording. This 3-hour event, launched in June 2023 and attended by more than 250 people, introduced users to the HBCP Knowledge System and the tools for interacting with it.

BCIO training programme is an online training course on the use of the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology to supplement the guidance and information provided on the BCIO website. Each module consists of a video, a document with accompanying resources, and a short self-test quiz.

Research Browser and Study Finding Tools. The Study Finding Tool is updated regularly to include published reports of RCTs of smoking cessation interventions. The Research Browser Tool allows users to search a database of smoking cessation intervention evaluation reports more precisely and completely than is possible using other search tools. It uses the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology to structure queries and locate relevant evaluation reports.

BCIOSearch tool allows users to explore the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology and to search for specific entities. For each entity, it shows its parent classes and subclasses. It shows fields relating to the entity, including informal definitions and elaborations.

BCIOVisualisation tool shows how different entities in the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology relate to each other. It includes all the relationships that have been specified between entities.

Outcome Prediction tool uses semantically-enhanced Machine Learning to predict smoking cessation rates in scenarios specified by users.

Paper Authoring Tool is an online tool for writing reports of randomised trials that ensures all the relevant information is included and specified in a way that allows for comparison across studies. It provides a facility to specify information using ontologies such as the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology so that it is computer-readable.

Theory and Techniques Tool links Behaviour Change Techniques with their potential mechanisms of action using the Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy v1.

Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Decisions Toolkit contains a set of resources to support people to critically question the use of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. The resources can be used to help people decide how much they want public health decision makers to trust an AI system.

Translation of the BCTTv1

Translating the Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy version 1 into Spanish: Methodology and Validation(Preprint)

BCTTv1 Final Translated Version in Spanish