The Cochrane Council was established in November 2016 at the recommendation of the Governing Board, following a review of governance. The Council aims to ensure that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making. The purpose of the Council is to provide:
- A forum for Cochrane Groups to consider high-level matters affecting Cochrane as a whole;
- A mechanism to raise matters and provide input to the Governing Board on behalf of Cochrane Groups and members; and
- A forum to consider matters at the request of the Board and inform Board deliberations.
Terms of Reference are available here. The Council membership includes representatives drawn from, or with the recommendation of, the Group Executives, as well as representatives of Cochrane’s authors. The structure and operation of the Council will be reviewed after its first 18 months to identify any areas for improvement.
The Council welcomes requests from the community for matters to be discussed at its future meetings. Matters raised should be of wide relevance to all Cochrane’s Groups and contributors. To contact the Council, see contact details for your representative, or contact the Council directly.