Cochrane works collaboratively with partners and funders to produce and disseminate authoritative, relevant, and reliable health evidence. Our funding and partner relationships reflect our commitment to help improve the world’s health through high quality, up-to-date research evidence, and to make this information accessible and easy to understand.
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.