Prizes and awards

Prizes awarded at Cochrane Colloquia

The 2017 prizes will be awarded at the Global Evidence Summit on the 13-16 September in Cape Town, South Africa as this event replaces the 2017 Colloquium.

The Thomas C Chalmers Award is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.

The Kenneth Warren Prize is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to the principal author of whichever Cochrane Review authored by a national living in a developing country is judged to be both of high methodological quality and relevant to health problems in developing countries.

The Chris Silagy Prize is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to an individual who has made an "extraordinary" contribution to the work of Cochrane which would not be recognised outside the scope of this prize.

The Bill Silverman Prize is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to acknowledge explicitly the value of criticism of Cochrane, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions.

The Anne Anderson Award is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane.

Cochrane prizes not given at Colloquia

Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award is awarded annually to a researcher from Africa to complete a Cochrane Review on a topic of relevance to their region, and to cascade relevant knowledge about Cochrane and evidence-based health care to their local networks.

The Cochrane-REWARD Prize will highlight both underused "remedies" and the need to invest in research to identify problems and solutions to them. Cochrane is now calling for nominations for the 2017 prize.