Cochrane is an independent, not-for-profit organisation made up of 37,000 contributors from 130 countries. We work together to make the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful and accessible for individuals, organisations and governments around the world.
Cochrane produces trusted health information in the form of systematic reviews that are free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Our evidence underpins and informs the daily decisions of clinicians, patients and carers, researchers, policymakers and funding bodies. Our work is recognised as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
Cochrane Australia is an active part of this collaborative network, with over 3,000 local researchers, clinicians and patient advocates who synthesise and analyse the latest health research. Our contributors can be found in all corners of the continent, from Darwin to Hobart, from Perth to Brisbane and most places in between.
Australia is home to over 2,900 authors, 100 editors and 10 Review groups and satellites that produce systematic reviews on interventions for preventing and treating a wide range of health and medical conditions. To date, our contributors have published 1,600 of the over 6,000 reviews and protocols published in the Cochrane Library.
Our local contributors are supported by a team of trainers, researchers and support staff based in Melbourne. We provide training and support for contributors here in Australia and in six Cochrane branches across Australasia and Asia. We also undertake research and advocacy activities and work in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to translate research into policy and practice.
Cochrane Australia is funded by the Australian Government through the NHMRC. The NHMRC also funds a national subscription to the Cochrane Library, ensuring all Australians have free access to the best in trusted health evidence.