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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.

As of April 2013, Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access to 100 medical editors. Individual access would cost between $300 and $800 per single license subscription. Thank you Cochrane!



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  • You have an account that is a minimum of 12 months old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You do not already have access to this resource through another library or institution

If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered


Approved editors may

  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content;
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content;
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content;
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Cochrane website they are accessing.

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties
  • Mass scrape or mass download Cochrane content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose.
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles.

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External video
Cochrane tutorial from Pace University
  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to Cochrane resources, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted Cochrane pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of Cochrane, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Cite resources in line with the citation examples provided below or with the examples provided by Cochrane
Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.


<ref>{{cite journal |last= Zacharias |first= Mathew |title= Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period |url= |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 |issue= 9 |page= Art. No. CD003590 |nopp= yes |accessdate= 14 April 2012 |date= September 11, 2013}}</ref>

Further participation[edit]

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  1. JzG (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Admin since Jan 2006, edit count in the top 500 or so. Interested in medical topics especially contentious and fringe areas, dealing with WP:FRINGE claims and lots of WP:MEDRS assessments. Member of Health Watch UK. Guy (Help!) 22:17, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
    @JzG: Can you please fill out the form linked from the top of this page so I can process your request? Nikkimaria (talk) 04:12, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
    Symbol declined.svg Not approved per discussion at Guy's talk. Nikkimaria (talk) 19:15, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  2. OppidumNissenae (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)From 2010 with many medical pages created. This is my: Edit-count and this my production. I often quote The Cochrane. Tanks--OppidumNissenae (talk) 09:56, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
    @OppidumNissenae: It appears that you have already been approved for Cochrane access - did you not receive an account? Nikkimaria (talk) 17:57, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
    No, I do not have an account.--OppidumNissenae (talk) 18:45, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
  3. Pwlps (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm an editor focused on psychiatry in Polish Wikipedia, dozens articles thoroughly upgraded/developed, 7 awards for editing. --Pwlps (talk) 23:12, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
  4. User:Rich Farmbrough, I edit across the encyclopaedia, including medical aspects. Access to the reviews would be most useful. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 16:36, 15 September 2015 (UTC).
  5. Anypodetos (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) 28.000+ edits since 2008, mainly pharmacology / pharmaceutical drug articles created and expanded (examples). About a dozen DYKs and 2 GAs in this area. --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 14:43, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  6. Dr. James Schultz, I'm relatively new to Wikipedia, but I am a 51 yr old Dermatologist with a PhD and an interest in contributing here regularly on medical-related articles. Dr. James Schultz (talk) 16:08, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  7. Kevin Gorman (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - in the past I've been active in some MEDRS areas (i.e., Marfan's syndrome, Death during consensual sex) as well as verifying USEP student contributions to medical articles, and several semesters of helping out with the UCSF 4th year Wikipedia-based rotation. With no official academic affiliation at present, this would be of use :) Kevin Gorman (talk) 01:27, 2 November 2015 (UTC)