Cochrane formally approved the establishment of the Cochrane Nutrition Field in May 2016.
Cochrane Nutrition's vision is for Cochrane to be the independent, globally recognised go-to place for nutrition systematic reviews. Its aim is to support and enable evidence-informed decision-making for nutrition policy and practice by advancing the preparation and use of high-quality, globally relevant nutrition-related Cochrane reviews.
The objectives of Cochrane Nutrition include to:
- increase coverage, quality and relevance of Cochrane nutrition reviews;
- increase the impact of Cochrane nutrition reviews across all stakeholders; and
- contribute to strengthening methods for conducting Cochrane nutrition reviews.
Representatives from the following organisations participated in the exploratory meeting for establishing Cochrane Nutrition (in person or via videoconference): Cochrane South Africa at the South African Medical Research Council, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care at Stellenbosch University, Effective Health Care Research Consortium at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Cochrane Complementary Medicine, Cochrane Child Health, Cochrane Fields Executive Committee, Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane Central Executive, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group, Deakin University, Cochrane Metabolic & Endocrine Disorders Group, Campbell Collaboration International Development Coordinating Group, University of Ottawa, Bruyère Research Institute and Aga Khan University.
Representatives from the following organisations were unable to attend the exploratory meeting, but expressed their support for establishing Cochrane Nutrition: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group, Cochrane Renal Group, Cochrane Central Executive, University of East Anglia, University of Warwick, Cochrane Germany, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The University of Sydney, Wageningen University, Cochrane Switzerland, WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, Effective Care Research Unit and the South African Medical Research Council.
Cochrane Nutrition is partly supported by the Effective Health Care Research Consortium. This Consortium is funded by UK aid from the UK Government for the benefit of developing countries (Grant 5242). The views expressed by Cochrane Nutrition do not necessarily reflect UK government policy.