Prizes and awards

Prizes and awards

Below are details on Cochrane's annual prizes and awards that will be given out at the Colloquium. Click on the links to find out more about key dates and submission criteria.


The Thomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.

Submission opens: 5 January 2018


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

Submission opens: 4 May 2018


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.

Submission opens: 4 May 2018


The Bill Silverman Prize is awarded to acknowledge the value of constructive criticism of Cochrane, to improve our work, thereby helping people make well-informed decisions about health care.

Submission opens: 4 May 2018


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.

Submission opens: 4 May 2018


The 2018 Cochrane-REWARD Prize will be awarded in Edinburgh. This prize gathers, assesses and then publicizes good local or pilot initiatives that have the most potential to reduce waste in research if scaled up globally.

Submission information will be available soon