Welcome to Cochrane Portugal

Cochrane is an international, non-profit, independent organisation, consisting of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Our mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence. Cochrane works collaboratively with contributors around the world to produce Cochrane Reviews that investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; they may also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. Cochrane reviews are published online in the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane's contributors are affiliated to the organization through Cochrane groups: healthcare subject-related review groups (Review Groups), thematic fields and networks (Fields and Netwoks), groups concerned with the methodology of systematic reviews (Methods Groups), and regional centres and branches (Centres and Branches).

Cochrane Portugal represents the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre and aims to act as a point of contact for Cochrane in Portugal. Our mission is to promote the conduct and dissemination of Cochrane Reviews and to collaborate with national stakeholders (health professionals, health researchers, consumer associations, government bodies). Cochrane Portugal also seeks to establish partnerships with Portuguese speaking countries (Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, etc.).

Our focus on dissemination of Cochrane evidence includes different strategies and products tailored to national and local audiences, including translations of systematic reviews into Portuguese, evidence summaries such as "Cochrane Corners" published in national journals, and others. We also provide training opportunities for clinical researchers and methodologists and support for the conduct of Cochrane systematic reviews by national authors.

Cochrane Portugal has three units: the Portuguese Collaborating Center of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network and the Cochrane Movement Disorders Group, both hosted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon; and the Porto Unit, based at the CINTESIS research group, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

Want to know more about the Cochrane Portugal? Please contact us at cochrane@medicina.ulisboa.pt