About us

1.    What does Cochrane do?

Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. During the past 20 years, Cochrane has helped, through systematic reviews, to transform the way health decisions are made.

Cochrane gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help you make informed choices about treatment.

Cochrane contributors from more than 120 countries work together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Many of our contributors are world leaders in their fields: medicine, health policy, research methodology, or consumer advocacy. Cochrane's contributors are affiliated to the organization through Cochrane groups: healthcare subject-related review groups, thematic networks, groups concerned with the methodology of systematic reviews, and regional centres.


2.    Who is Cochrane for?

Cochrane is for anyone who is interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making.

Everyone has a role to play so please get involved.

The need for Cochrane's work is even greater than it was when it started 20 years ago. As access to health evidence increases, so do the risks of misinterpreting complex content; meanwhile the likelihood of any one person getting a complete and balanced picture decreases. Cochrane’s mission to provide accessible, credible information to support informed decision-making has never been more important or useful for improving global health.

 3.    Who is Cochrane Switzerland?

Cochrane Switzerland is part of the global independent network of scientists, health professionals and concerned people called 'Cochrane'.     

Cochrane Switzerland is based at Unisanté (Centre universitaire de de médecine générale et santé publique)  in Lausanne. Unisanté is part of the University of Lausanne (UNIL). We actively contribute to the Cochrane Public Health Europe group, as well as to the  Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group (EPOC).

We do not accept money from commercial or other conflict of interest sources.