The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation that aims to help people make wellinformed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions. It is a notforprofit organisation, established as a company, limited by guarantee, and registered as a charity in the UK .
Healthcare decision-making throughout the world will be informed by high quality, timely research evidence.
The Cochrane Collaboration will play a pivotal role in the production and dissemination of this evidence across all areas of health care.
Organization of Cochrane International Steering Group - Governs the Cochrane Collaboration -Comprised of a group of elected representatives from the 5 types of Cochrane Groups (entities) Fields/Networks 13 Collaborative Review Groups (CRG) 50 Methods Groups (MG) 10 Centres 12
Writing Reviews Commenting on Reviews Editing Reviews Disseminating Reviews Searching for good studies Management
value of consumers to determine meaning of the results to other consumers and put results in context
knowledge of methods, analysis, limitations
time commitment (mutual) and recruitment
feedback and recognition
The Cochrane Library The main output of The Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Reviews, is contained in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , published electronically by John Wiley and Sons as part of The Cochrane Library .
The National Network of Libraries for Health (NNLH) will ensure that all health care providers in Canada will have equal access to the best information for patient care. It is designed to fit the Canadian health care model and fill in the information gaps inherent in a complex health delivery system.