Cochrane Collaboration

Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health.

The Cochrane Collaboration is a non-profit organization made up of thousands of volunteer researchers, health professionals and patients in over 50 countries.

By producing and disseminating systematic reviews on the effectiveness of health-care interventions, Cochrane works to turn the research-generated evidence into useful information for making everyday decisions about health.

These systematic reviews:

  • Summarize the clinical evidence available on treatment effectiveness
  • Are less biased and more reliable than the results of a single study
  • Include an 'implications for practice' section to get you the information you need quickly and easily
  • Are updated on a regular basis
  • Produced to the highest methodological standard

To explore Cochrane Reviews, you can use the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which includes protocols for Cochrane Reviews and editorials.

The Cochrane Library is published four times per year and houses a database of Cochrane reviews as well as databases of randomized controlled trials, health technology assessments and economic and methodological studies. 

Cochrane Canada is the Canadian arm of the Cochrane Collaboration and is located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  Cochrane Canada is affiliated with 26 partner organizations, including Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).

A French Canadian version — Cochrane Canada Francophone — has also been launched by the Université Laval Faculty of Medicine in partnership with the CHU de Québec-Université Laval.

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We hope you enjoy this valuable resource of evidence-based information.