Papers submitted for the Board’s consideration are either open access, restricted access, or closed access. Meeting minutes follow the same format:

Open

The default access level for papers submitted to the Board.

These papers are published on the Cochrane Community website as part of an open access ‘agenda pack’ and are available to anyone.

Cochrane's Trustees' Reports & Financial Statements are open access and made available on cochrane.org, here.

Restricted

For papers that include information about individuals, or strategic and business plans that are not in the Charity’s best interests to make publicly available.

Full versions of these papers are only made available to the Trustees, and other meeting participants at the Co-Chairs’ discretion, in advance of a meeting. If only certain sections of a paper need to be kept restricted, an open access version will be published with the restricted access content redacted.

Following consideration of the full paper, the Board may choose to keep it permanently restricted where the information remains private or sensitive, or publish it when sensitive information is time-limited.

Closed

    
For papers that contain private or sensitive information at the time of submission to the Board that the authors feel should only be shared with the Trustees.

These papers are made available only to the Board.

The Cochrane Governing Board was known as the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG) before 2017.

14 December 2022: Teleconference No formal agenda
16 November 2022: Teleconference Formal agenda (to follow)
12 October 2022: Teleconference No formal agenda
21 September 2022: Teleconference Formal agenda (to follow)
16 August 2022: Teleconference No formal agenda
13 July 2022: Teleconference Agenda and open access papers
22 June 2022: Teleconference No formal agenda
11 May 2022: Teleconference Minutes Agenda and open access papers
13 April 2022: Teleconference No formal agenda
9 March 2022: Teleconference Minutes Agenda and open access papers
9 February 2022: Teleconference Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 December 14 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 November 8 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 October 13 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 September 15 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 July 20 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 June 23 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 May 20 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 April 22 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2021 March 8 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2020 December 15 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2020 October 19-20, 22 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2020 September 1 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2020 July 2 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2020 May 11 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
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2019 December 12 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
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2019 September 25 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
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2018 December 18 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
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2018 March 19, 22-23 (Lisbon) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2017 December 12 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2017 September 10-12 (Cape Town) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2017 June 29 (Teleconference) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2017 April 5 and 7 (Geneva) Minutes Agenda and open access papers
2016 December 05 (Teleconference) Minutes  
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2016 June 29 (Teleconference) Minutes and open access papers
2016 April 7 and 8 (London) Minutes and open access papers
2016 January 16 and 17 (Vancouver) Minutes and open access papers
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2014 December (Teleconference) Minutes and open access papers
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2000 Oct 24, 29 (Cape Town) Minutes   
2000 Mar 5-6 (San Antonio) Minutes
1999 Oct 5-9 (Rome) Minutes
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1998 Oct 20-25 (Baltimore) Minutes
1998 Feb 16-17 (Cape Town) Minutes
1997 Oct 10 (Amsterdam) Minutes
1997 Mar 3 (San Francisco) Minutes
1996 Oct 19 (Adelaide) Minutes
1996 Aug 19 (Oslo) Minutes
1996 Feb 26 (San Francisco) Minutes
1995 Oct 9 (Oslo) Minutes