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Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization consisting of a group of over 28,000 volunteers in more than 100 countries. The collaboration was formed to organize medical scholarship in a systematic way in the interests of evidence-based research. The group conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which is then published by Wiley-Blackwell in The Cochrane Library.

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<ref>{{cite journal |last= Zacharias |first= Mathew |title= Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period |url= http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD003590.pub4/abstract |doi= 10.1002/14651858.CD003590.pub4 |publisher= [[John Wiley & Sons]] |subscription= yes |via= [[The Cochrane Library]] |journal= Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews |department= Anaesthesia Group |year= 2013 |issue= 9 |page= Art. No. CD003590 |nopp= yes |accessdate= 14 April 2012 |date= September 11, 2013}}</ref>
This renders as:
>Zacharias, Mathew (September 11, 2013). "Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period". Anaesthesia Group. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (John Wiley & Sons) (9): Art. No.: CD003590. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003590.pub4. Retrieved 14 April 2012 – via The Cochrane Library. (subscription required (help)). 

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