About Cochrane

Cochrane is an international not-for-profit organisation, founded in 1993 and named after the British epidemiologist Archie Cochrane.

The organisation provides up-to-date information about the effects of health care. We produce the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of the Cochrane Library, the definitive resource for evidence-based health care.

Those who prepare the reviews are mostly health care professionals who volunteer to work in one of the many Cochrane review groups. Editorial teams oversee the preparation and maintenance of the reviews, as well as the application of the rigorous quality standards for which Cochrane Reviews have become known.

Activities are directed by an elected Steering Group and are supported by staff in Cochrane Entities (Centres, Review Groups, Methods Groups, Fields/Networks) around the world.

Learn even more about the structure, organization, and products of the Cochrane.