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20th Anniversary

The Cochrane Collaboration’s 20th Anniversary

The Cochrane Collaboration is celebrating twenty years of its existence throughout 2013. For 20 years The Cochrane Collaboration has been dedicated to helping healthcare providers, policy-makers, and patients make well-informed decisions about health care. Founded in 1993, The Cochrane Collaboration is the largest global network of scientists, researchers, health policy-makers and consumer advocates involved in the production of systematic reviews of health care evidence.

Anniversary Video Series
A series of 24 videos focusing on the ideas, achievements and people that have contributed to the Collaboration’s growth since 1993 has been commissioned to mark this anniversary. Visit to watch the videos as they are released biweekly throughout 2013. The videos highlight the challenges and accomplishments of the Collaboration, introduce you to the faces behind the tremendous amount of work put into Cochrane Reviews daily, and offer a glimpse into what is in store for the Collaboration in the future. The 3 – 10 minute videos have been composed through over 100 interviews with past and present Cochrane contributors from all over the world.

Anniversary Working Groups
Key working groups have been convened to ensure news of our 20th Anniversary is spread far and wide and it is celebrated accordingly. These groups include:

  • Colloquium celebratory events
  • Fundraising
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Publications
  • Photos and artefacts
  • Public relations
  • Social history
  • Video interviews

Resources and Promotional Material

The Public Relations Working Group has developed resources to help you promote our 20th Anniversary and 21st Colloquium.

Key Messages
The Cochrane Collaboration’s key messages are meant to help provide support and context for materials you might post or publish to help promote the Collaboration and our 20th Anniversary. They are by no means exhaustive in terms of representing an organisation as dynamic as The Cochrane Collaboration, but we hope they can help with your promotional efforts. You may use all or parts of the text where applicable.
Word | PDF

Facts and Figures document
with hyperlinks (PDF) | without hyperlinks (PDF)

Email to Supporters
Email template (Word) for Cochrane groups to send on behalf of the Collaboration's CEO, Mark Wilson, to their supporters  

20th Anniversary Powerpoint Template
PPT Template

Anniversary/Colloquium poster
Poster (PDF)

Anniversary bookmarks
Bookmark 1 (PDF) | Bookmark 2 (PDF)

Anniversary logos
Vertical (JPEG) | Horizontal (JPEG) | Vertical (AI) | Horizontal (AI) | Vertical (EPS) | Horizontal (EPS)

Animated Cochrane logo

Web buttons/badges
Anniversary web button | Colloquium web button

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