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.

Submissions to the Kenneth Warren Prizes, Bill Silverman Prize, and the Anne Anderson Award can be made through this online form.


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 close 2 August 2019


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.

Submissions close 2 August 2019


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.

Submissions close 2 August 2019


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.

Submissions close 2 August 2019


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.

Submissions close 2 August 2019


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.

Applications should be submitted to Joy Oliver at joy.oliver@mrc.ac.za
Queries can be sent to Charles Wiysonge at charles.wiysonge@mrc.ac.za

Deadline: 31 July 2019


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