There are Cochrane Canada groups located all over the country, including six Review Groups, four Methods Groups and one Field. Please see below for an explanation of the function of each of these groups.
Cochrane Canada groups offer support to the 3,039 members of Cochrane in Canada, including over 1,893 review authors.
Along with these groups, Cochrane Canada also has 18 regional sites located at universities or academic health sciences centres across the country that offer support to members of Cochrane in their local region.
Canada has a large presence in Cochrane on an international level and is involved in Cochrane's Steering Group, Consumer Network, communications and knowledge transfer activities.
Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) embody the central purpose of Cochrane, because their members prepare and maintain Cochrane Reviews. Review Group members can be researchers, healthcare professionals, consumers or anyone who has an interest in a particular health problem or group of problems.
There are currently six Cochrane Review Groups based in Canada, hosted by a variety of organizations.
Cochrane Fields focus on areas of interest that extend across a number of health problems. Cochrane Fields work with Review Groups that deal with topics relevant to their area of interest and promote the awareness and use of evidence-based practices in that area.
One Cochrane Field is based in Canada.
Methods Groups provide advice and support to Cochrane in the development of the methods of systematic reviews and play an important role ensuring Cochrane’s products adhere to a high standard of quality.
There are currently four Cochrane Methods Groups based in Canada.
Regional sites are unique to Canada in Cochrane and are located mainly at academic health sciences centres. Each Network Site has one or two representatives who provide a provincial or regional presence in support of the Cochrane Canada vision and mission.