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NCDDR access to The Cochrane Library has ended

We appreciate your use of this service, however, the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, informed us on April 5, 2011 that our subscription has expired. The NCDDR was funded through December 2010 and is currently functioning on a no-cost extension and funds are not available to extend the subscription.

You may access The Cochrane Library to conduct searches and look at abstracts, and provisions are made for viewers to purchase full reviews. Most U.S. universities provide access to The Cochrane Library for faculty and students, so if you are affiliated with an institution of higher education, check with your campus library.

NIDRR's emerging focus on knowledge translation reflects the need to ensure that not only are individual research studies of high quality and utility, but that a valid, reliable body of evidence-based knowledge is accumulated through systematic review of multiple high-quality, rigorous research studies. The NCDDR is charged with assisting NIDRR-funded researchers to improve the quality of their design and outcomes so that more NIDRR-funded research makes its way into the larger body of research evidence as identified through systematic reviews.

To achieve this aim the NCDDR provided a service for NIDRR-funded researchers: online access to The Cochrane Library, free-of-charge. The Cochrane Library—developed by the international Cochrane Collaboration—is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information such as systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials—all the current healthcare evidence in one single environment.

Published by John Wiley and Sons, The Cochrane Library is updated quarterly and is available on a subscription basis.

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About the Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993, and is an international not-for-profit and independent organization dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare intervention research and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. Those who prepare the reviews are primarily healthcare professionals who volunteer to work in one of the many Cochrane Review Groups, with editorial teams overseeing the preparation and maintenance of the reviews, as well as application of the rigorous quality standards for which Cochrane Reviews have become known.

The major product of the Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which is available as part of The Cochrane Library. The Cochrane Consumer Network is made up of consumers who are committed to the philosophies of the Collaboration, and who provide consumer input into developing Cochrane systematic reviews of best evidence in healthcare and in utilizing this evidence.

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