Annual Targets

The Senior Management Team sets annual Targets for delivery by the Cochrane community and Central Executive Team in support of Strategy to 2020.

How did we do in 2017?

2017 was a big year for Cochrane! Some highlights include:

  • Eight CRG Networks formed
  • Knowledge Translation framework and implementation plan developed 
  • Membership scheme launched
  • First ever Global Evidence Summit 
  • First Annual General Meeting under the new Articles of Association, with every member entitled to one vote, and led by our new-look Governing Board
  • Launch of Cochrane Interactive Learning

How did the Cochrane community define success in 2017? Watch here!

In 2017 the Senior Management Team released a document that provides the Governing Board, and the wider Cochrane community, with a definition of success for each of the Strategy to 2020 Objectives; an assessment of predicted progress by the end of 2017; and a framework for establishing the work remaining to be done to reach that definition of success. This document is intended to be relevant until 2020, but developed and updated as work is completed and the organization adapts to new circumstances.

A full report and dashboard of progress against Strategy to 2020 targets in 2017 will be released within the coming weeks.

Definitions of Success by 2020

What do we plan to do in 2018?

Together the Central Executive Team and Cochrane community will:

  1. Form eight new Cochrane Review Group Networks, and begin implementation of Network plans and improved ways of working together.
  2. Complete the new standardized technology workflow for Cochrane Review production.
  3. Agree Cochrane’s future priority review types, methods and data sources through the development of a ‘content strategy’, and begin associated implementation activities.
  4. Deliver more features and enhancements of the Cochrane Library after its re-launch.
  5. Build capacity and engagement in Knowledge Translation activities across the organization.

Read more about how the 2018 Targets will be delivered:

For feedback and questions, you are welcome to contact Lucie Binder, Senior Advisor to the CEO at

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