Prizes and awards

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, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. 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.

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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. Submissions for this award closed on 26 April 2019, with the closing of abstract and workshop submission.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Information about registering for the Anne Anderson walk coming soon.

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The Aubrey Sheiham Award is managed by Cochrane South Africa and awarded to a Cochrane researcher from a low- or middle-income country to complete a Cochrane Review on a topic relevant to his or her region, and to cascade relevant knowledge about Cochrane and evidence-based health care (EBHC) to his or her local networks.

Queries can be sent to Charles Wiysonge at charles.wiysonge@mrc.ac.za

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Learn more about the 2018 winners and their stories, here.