The Cochrane Library Oversight Committee


Richard Smith

United Kingdom: Former Editor of the BMJ, and Director, United Health Chronic Disease Initiative;


Deputy Chair

Magne Nylenna

Norway: Former editor of the Norwegian Medical Journal and Head of the Norwegian National Library of Health



David Tovey

Editor in Chief, The Cochrane Library, The Cochrane Collaboration

Lisa Bero

USA: Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Health Policy, University of California, San Francisco

Godwin Busuttil

United Kingdom: Barrister

Cindy Farquhar

New Zealand: Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland

Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos

Bangladesh: Head of the Health and Family Planning Systems Programme, ICDDR, B (formerly International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh)

David Moher

Canada: Clinical Epidemiologist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa


Role and function

This document, which was presented at the 2010 Cochrane mid-year meeting, outlines the purpose, remit, composition, and operating principles for an Oversight Committee for The Cochrane Library.

The Cochrane Library - Independent high-quality evidence for health care decision making

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