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.

What do we plan to do in 2019?

Draft Targets for 2019.
The finalised list will be announced by mid-February following the Governing Board's review of them in January 2019 at its meeting in London. The Board requested that an additional Target on reviewing Cochrane's Open Access policies be added to the list; the Senior Management Team is currently finalising this Target.

What did 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.

How will we define success?

The Senior Management Team has developed 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 2018; 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. It’s an update of the version published in 2017.

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

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