Our funders

We do not accept commercial or conflicted funding – this is vital for us to generate authoritative and reliable information, produced by people who can work freely, unconstrained by commercial and financial interests.

Cochrane’s funding model reflects the international and dispersed nature of the organization. While our core income (income paid directly to Cochrane and used to sustain its information management system, research programmes, website etc) comes principally from the proceeds of the Cochrane Library and other Cochrane products, our groups are supported by national governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, hospitals, private foundations, and personal donations. They are not permitted to accept funding from commercial organizations such as pharmaceutical companies. This is to ensure that the conclusions of Cochrane Reviews are not influenced by commercial interests.

Read more about our policy on commercial sponsorship here.

Cochrane wishes to thank the following for their support:

  • Academic Medical Center (Netherlands)
  • Agencias de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias/Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality; Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment; Aragon Institute of Health Sciences) (Spain)
  • Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (Canada)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (USA)
  • Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco/Italian Medicines Agency (Italy)
  • Agenzia Nazionle Per Servizi Sanitari Regionali/National Agency for Regional Health Services (Italy)
  • Arbejdstilsynet/Danish Working Environment Research Fund (Denmark)
  • Assistance Publique, Hopitaux de Paris (France)
  • Asociación Cardiovascular Centroccidental (Venzuela)
  • Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau
  • Bruce Shepherd (Private donor)
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung/Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)
  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit/Federal Ministry of Health (Germany)
  • Cabrini Institute (Australia)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Canada)
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Switzerland)
  • Chief Scientist Office (Scotland)
  • County of Split and Dalmatia (Croatia)
  • David Cargill Trust (UK)
  • Danish Agency of Science (Denmark)
  • Den danske regering /Danish Government (Denmark)
  • Department for International Development (Nigeria, UK)
  • Department of Health and Ageing (Australia)
  • Department of Health Victoria (Australia)
  • Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V.  (German Cancer Aid) (Germany)
  • European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Programme
  • European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (Croatia)
  • European Union
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (Portugal)
  • Familien Hede Nielsens Fond (Denmark)
  • Federal Government of Belgium, Ministery of Health (Belgium)
  • Federal Ministry of Education (Nigeria)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)
  • Federal Ministry of Health (Germany)
  • Federal Ministry of Health (Nigeria)
  • Federal Ministry of Health Contract Research (BGA) (Austria)
  • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Finland)
  • Food and Safety Australia and New Zealand (New Zealand)
  • Flanders Care (Belgium)
  • Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla/Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (Italy)
  • Fundació Academia Ciències Médiques Catalunya i Balears (Spain)
  • Fundación de ciencias de la salud (Colombia)
  • George Mason University (USA)
  • Grad Split/City of Split (Croatia)
  • Health Foundation (UK)
  • Health Research Board (Ireland)
  • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Spain)
  • HSC Research and Development (Northern Ireland)
  • Indian Council for Medical Research (India)
  • Institute of Economic and Social Studies (France)
  • Institute for Work and Health (Canada)
  • Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spain)
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità/National Institute of Health (Italy)
  • Jagiellonian University Medical College (Poland)
  • James Lind Alliance (UK)
  • Korea Health Industry Development Institute (Republic of Korea)
  • Korea University (Republic of Korea)
  • Korean University College of Medicine (Republic of Korea)
  • Land Niederösterreich/State Government of Lower Austria (Austria)
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (South Africa)
  • MDS Foundation (Portugal)
  • Medical Centre - University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • Ministarstvo obrazovanja, znanosti i sporta/Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (Croatia)
  • Ministère des affaires sociales et de la santé / Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (France)
  • Ministério da Saúde/Ministry of Health (Brazil)
  • Ministero della Salute/Italian Health Ministry (Italy)
  • Ministry of Health (France)
  • Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan)
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia)
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association (UK)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (UK)
  • Nasjonalt Kunnskapssenter for Helsetjenester / Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (Norway)
  • National Centre for Child Health and Development (Japan)
  • National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (Republic of Korea)
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (UK)
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland)
  • National Institutes of Health, Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) (USA)
  • National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute (NEI) (USA)
  • National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (USA)
  • National Library of Medicine (USA)
  • National Research Foundation of Korea (Republic of Korea)
  • New Zealand Guidelines Group (New Zealand)
  • New Zealand Ministry of Health (New Zealand)
  • Niederösterreich Gesundheits und Sozialfonds (NOGUS) / Health and Social Funds, Lower Austria (Austria)
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norway)
  • Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) (Norway)
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Canada)
  • Otago University (New Zealand)
  • Plymouth University (UK)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
  • Quebec Ministry of Health (Canada)
  • Rigshospitalet/Copenhagen Hospital Corporation (Denmark)
  • Sanita Regione Umbria/Region of Umbria, Health Authority (Italy)
  • Società Italiana di Neurologia/Association for Epidemiology Research for Neurological Diseases (Italy)
  • Société Française de Médecine d'Urgence/French Society of Emergency Physicians (France)
  • South African Medical Research Council (South Africa)
  • Suva (Switzerland)
  • Sveučilište u Splitu/University of Split, School of Medicine (Croatia)
  • Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (Switzerland)
  • Swiss School of Public Health (Switzerland)
  • Sydney and South Western Local Health Networks, Community Paediatrics Early Years Research Group (Australia)
  • Thailand Research Fund (Thailand)
  • Uniklinik Köln (Germany)
  • United Academic Departments of Primary Care, Dutch College of GPs, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (Netherlands)
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru)
  • Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (Ecuador)
  • Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze/University of Florence, Faculty of Medicine (Italy)
  • Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
  • University of Adelaide (Australia)
  • University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (Nigeria)
  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • University of Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • University of Oxford (Spain)
  • University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (UK)
  • University of Sydney (Australia)
  • University of Warwick (UK)
  • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Australia)
  • West China Hospital (China)
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • WorkSafe BC (Canada)
  • World Health Organization
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