Recognizing and celebrating contributors who deliver outstanding work for Cochrane

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Submission for the annual Cochrane awards and prizes is now open.

Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of female participation within our organization.

The prizes and awards that are presented at the annual Colloquia, will this year be awarded at the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa on the 14 September.

Submissions to the Kenneth Warren, Chris Silagy, and Bill Silverman Prizes as well as the Anne Anderson Award are now open. You have until the 30 June 2017 to make your nominations.

To find out more about each prize and the criteria, please click on the links below.

The Kenneth Warren Prize is awarded 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 to an individual who has made an "extraordinary" contribution to the work of Cochrane which would not be recognized outside the scope of this prize.

The Bill Silverman Prize is awarded 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 to a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane.

The Thomas C Chalmers Prize will also be awarded at the Global Evidence Summit to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews. Submission to this prize closed on the 15 March 2017.

Learn more about the 2016 winners and their stories.

Find out about other Cochrane prizes and awards that won’t be given out at the Global Evidence Summit.

June 18, 2017