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 organisation. 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 organisations, universities, hospitals, private foundations, and personal donations. They are not permitted to accept funding from commercial organisations 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.