HOBOKEN, N.J.–April 22, 2021–John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Cochrane today announced a pilot access agreement with OhioLINK, a state-wide academic library consortium. Under this agreement people living in the U.S. state of Ohio will have free access to the Cochrane Library for one year. Published by Wiley, the Cochrane Library is a collection of health evidence used to make informed decisions about health care and policy.
“Our partnership with OhioLink is particularly gratifying to me as a native Ohioan,” said Jay Flynn, Chief Product Officer, Research at Wiley. “Cochrane Reviews provide evidence-based answers for those making important decisions about personal health care, clinical treatments and state health policies. Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that robust scientific evidence is vital to public health policy making and to resolving this global challenge, and we are delighted to see the Buckeye State benefit from access to the Cochrane Library.”
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent scientific evidence to inform health care decision-making. Published by Wiley, the Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) comprises nearly 8,500 systematic reviews; 2,425 protocols; close to 1.7 million trials; and 2,679 clinical answers.
Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor-in-Chief of the Cochrane Library and acting Chief Executive Officer of Cochrane said, “Cochrane Reviews are a trusted source of health science evidence. Each review addresses a specific health question, systematically weighs the quality of available research and provides actionable evidence to make informed healthcare decisions–something so incredibly important now more than ever. Together with Wiley, we are delighted our agreement with OhioLINK makes the Cochrane Library freely available to policy makers, health practitioners, researchers and all people living in Ohio.”
In addition to The Ohio State University, the U.S. Cochrane Network includes some of the most prestigious academic and research institutes in the country including University of California at San Francisco, Mississippi Centre of Evidence-base Practice, Oregon Health Science University and University of Maryland School of Medicine.
“We are pleased OhioLINK has prioritized access to the Cochrane Library,” says Donal O’Mathuna, PhD, Member of the Executive Committee Member for U.S. Cochrane Network and Associate Professor, College of Nursing at Ohio State. “Our vision is a health system where all Americans have timely and trustworthy evidence to make good health care decisions. We hope this is the first of many agreements in the U.S. that provides access to the Cochrane Library.”
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Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Cochrane Systematic Reviews investigate the effects of interventions for disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting.
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