About Cochrane Norway

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Cochrane Norway is a part of Cochrane, an international organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare by preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.

Cochrane Norway is financed and hosted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo. As a Cochrane Associate Centre, we are responsible for promoting the awareness and use of Cochrane reviews, and providing training and support to review authors in Norway. 

Promoting the use of Cochrane Reviews

One of Cochrane’s key principles is to promote access to Cochrane reviews. At Cochrane Norway, we explore ways of making Cochrane reviews more easily accessible for all types of users, including:

Health professionals


Patients and the public


Policy makers


Our work to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews builds on a few basic principles:

  • We aim to support informed decisions, not to give recommendations
  • Summary of Findings tables are a critical starting point for our products
  • We use a layered presentation approach: the “1-3-25 principle”
  • When it comes to understanding research, different target groups may have similar problems
  • We user test all our products

Other activities at Cochrane Norway