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Cochrane (Australasian Centre)

Cochrane is an independent, not-for-profit organisation made up of 37,000 contributors from 130 countries. Cochrane works together to make the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful and accessible for patients, carers, healthcare providers, 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. Evidence underpins and informs the daily decisions of clinicians, patients and carers, researchers, policymakers and funding bodies. Cochrane's 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. Cochrane Australia provides training and support to authors of Cochrane reviews, advocates on behalf of Cochrane nationally and promotes the use and uptake of Cochrane reviews.

Cochrane Australia is funded by the Australian Government through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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