Submission for the annual Cochrane awards and prizes is now open

Prizes and Awards

Every year, Cochrane awards members of its community a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, as well as recognizing contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. 

The prizes and awards are typically presented at the annual Colloquia, and this year will be awarded at the Edinburgh Colloquium from the 16-18 September.

Submissions to the Kenneth Warren, Chris Silagy and Bill Silverman Prizes as well as the Anne Anderson Award are now open. You have until the 29 June 2018 to make your nominations. 

To find out more about each prize and the criteria, please click on the links below:

The Kenneth Warren Prize is awarded to the principal author of whichever Cochrane Review authored by a national living in a developing country is judged to be both of high methodological quality and relevant to health problems in developing countries.

The Chris Silagy Prize is awarded to an individual who has made an "extraordinary" contribution to the work of Cochrane which would not be recognized outside the scope of this prize.

The Bill Silverman Prize is awarded to acknowledge explicitly the value of criticism of Cochrane, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions.

The Anne Anderson Award is awarded to a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane.

The Thomas C Chalmers Prize will also be awarded at the Edinburgh Colloquium to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews. Submission to this prize closed on the 15 March 2017 alongside the closure of abstract submission for the Colloquium.

Cochrane-REWARD Prize will also be awarded at the Colloquium this year. The Prizehighlights both underused "remedies" and the need to invest in research to identify problems and solutions to them. Cochrane is now calling for nominations for the 2018 prize, the deadline is: 15 May 2018 

Learn more about the 2017 winners and their stories, here.


The meeting request form is now also open

The purpose of Colloquium meetings is to give sufficient time for the Cochrane community and others to hold business meetings during the Colloquium. Priority will be given to internal Cochrane priority projects, executives and groups. There are several dedicated meeting slots in the programme. More information can be found here.