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Save Cochrane Canada, a pioneer in evidence-based medicine, based at The Ottawa Hospital

June 30, 2015

Cochrane Canada, based at The Ottawa Hospital and led by Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw, is set to close when itís funding runs out in September 2015. Its primary funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has not renewed its support. Cochrane Canada is part of an independent global network of over 30,000 healthcare practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others. Cochrane works to turn the evidence generated through research into useful information for making everyday decisions about health. Cochrane Canada was established in 1993 and is one of 14 centres worldwide. More than 120 countries belong to this non-profit collaboration. This funding decision is not based on the organizationís performance, but rather on changes to the CIHR grant structure. Cochrane Canada is undertaking a campaign to try to help keep its doors open and is asking for your help. Find out how you can help to #saveCochraneCanada.

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Lois Ross
Senior Communications Specialist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-737-8899 x73687
Cell: 613-297-8315
loross@ohri.ca