Our vision is a country where decisions about health and health care are informed by high quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence.
Our mission is to foster and facilitate evidence-informed health decision-making in Switzerland.
In addition to our values, we subscribe to the operating principles of Cochrane, as adapted from the Strategy to 2020:
by fostering global co-operation, teamwork, and open and transparent communication and decision-making.
Building on the enthusiasm of individuals
by involving, supporting and training people of different skills and backgrounds.
Avoiding duplication of effort
by good management, co-ordination and effective internal communications to maximize effort.
through a variety of approaches such as scientific rigour, ensuring broad participation, and avoiding conflicts of interest.
by a commitment to ensure that Cochrane Systematic Reviews are maintained through identification and incorporation of new evidence.
Striving for relevance
by promoting the assessment of health questions using outcomes that matter to decision makers in health and healthcare.
by wide dissemination of our outputs, taking advantage of strategic alliances, and by promoting appropriate access models and delivery solutions to meet the needs of users worldwide.
by applying advances in methodology, developing systems for quality improvement, and being open and responsive to criticism.
by ensuring that responsibility for reviews, editorial processes, and key functions is maintained and renewed.
Enabling wide participation
in our work by reducing barriers to contributing and by encouraging diversity.