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Users of healthcare information need to know that it is free from bias or self-interest. That’s why they trust The Cochrane Collaboration. As an independent healthcare research charity we have strict rules against allowing pharmaceutical companies or linked organisations to fund Cochrane Reviews, but this independence comes at a cost. That’s why we need your support.
Every donation helps. Just keeping this website free-to-view, including the popular Cochrane review abstracts and summaries service, costs around GB£1 (€1.38, US$1.78) every minute. Here are some other examples of what your donation might support:
- £20 (€30, $40) keeps The Cochrane Collaboration running for one minute.
- £30 (€45, $60) ensures that a Cochrane Review author has the right support materials.
- £100 (€150, $190) enables a volunteer to have free access to a training course.
- £300 (€445, $570) supports a trainer away from home for a weeklong course.
- £800 (€1185, $1525) brings a volunteer from a low-income country to a Cochrane conference, to learn more about systematic reviews, and so improve health care in their own country.
- £1500 (€2225, $2860) pays for a series of telephone conferences to help develop a new methodological solution. It may sound mundane, but it's crucial if we are to stay cutting-edge.
- £3000 (€4450, $5725) enables an international Cochrane Review Group to have a face-to-face editorial meeting.
- £5000 (€7410, $9540) is the incentive fee that England’s Department of Health Research and Development Programme pays for a single systematic review to be updated.
- £50,000 (€74,140, $95,400) could enable a straightforward high-priority systematic review to be commissioned, if no volunteer authors can be found.
- £100,000 (€150,000, $190,810) could enable a more complex high-priority systematic review to be commissioned.