Cochrane is an international, independent, not-for-profit organization of over 28,000 contributors from more than 100 countries, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. Our contributors work together to produce systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, known as Cochrane Reviews, which are published online in The Cochrane Library. Cochrane Reviews are intended to help providers, practitioners and patients make informed decisions about health care, and are the most comprehensive, reliable and relevant source of evidence on which to base these decisions.
The authors who prepare the reviews are mostly healthcare professionals who volunteer to work with one of the many Cochrane Review Groups, with editorial teams overseeing the preparation and maintenance of the reviews, as well as application of the rigorous quality standards for which Cochrane Reviews have become known.
- Newcomers' Guide - about Cochrane and getting involved
- Impact of Cochrane evidence
- Read about Cochrane's planning in the context of a changing landscape in global health care. The Strategy to 2020 defines the organisation’s direction for the next six years and provides the framework for strategic decision making.
Read more about Cochrane:
- Training resources - including handbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and more
Cochrane Collaboration publications:
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions -the definitive 'how-to' guide for our authors
- Cochrane Style Resource - the official Cochrane style guide
- Review Manager User Guide - how to use our software to produce a Cochrane review
- Editorial and publishing policy resource - for general information
- Organisational policy manual