Gerd Antes, David Tovey, Nancy Owens
The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993 as an international organization of health care professionals, practicing physicians, researchers, and consumers. Cochrane aims to help people make well-informed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining, and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews. The task of overseeing the preparation of Cochrane reviews is undertaken by about 50 Cochrane Review Groups working closely with review author teams. Reviews proceed through a process that begins with title registration followed by the production and publication of a peer-reviewed protocol. The protocol and subsequent Cochrane Reviews may be updated periodically depending on need, and are both published as part of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). Cochrane has played an important role in the development and improvement of methods used in systematic reviews and the establishment of registers of controlled trials. The CDSR sits within the Cochrane Library, which is available online at www.cochranelibrary.com.
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Cochrane Germany (1997-2018), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Editor in Chief, The Cochrane Library (2009-2019), Sussex, UK
Cochrane Central Executive Team (2001-2018), Fairfax, VA, USA
How to cite this chapter?
For the printed version of the book
Antes, G., Tovey, D. and Owens, N. (2022). Chapter 21. Cochrane: trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health. In: Systematic Reviews in Health Research: Meta-analysis in Context (eds M. Egger, J.P.T. Higgins and G. Davey Smith), pp 413-423. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley.
For the electronic version of the book
Antes, G., Tovey, D. and Owens, N. (2022). Chapter 21. Cochrane: trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health. In: Systematic Reviews in Health Research: Meta-analysis in Context (eds M. Egger, J.P.T. Higgins and G. Davey Smith). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119099369.ch21