Welcome Message

On behalf of the Cochrane China Network, we are pleased to invite you to the official Launch Meeting of Cochrane China Network on 21-22 January 2021.

Over the past two decades, Cochrane has taken the lead in advocating evidence-informed health care by producing high-quality systematic reviews and synthesised research evidence. Currently, Cochrane has official geographic Cochrane Groups in 43 countries supporting more than 96,000 members and supporters worldwide. The Cochrane China Network, which has recently been established to represent Cochrane and support evidence-based practice and policy decision-making in China, is committed to working with Cochrane Groups around the world towards a shared vision for better health.

The Cochrane China Network consists of the Cochrane China Centre and eight Cochrane affiliates located in eight cities in China, including Chengdu, Beijing, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan and Hong Kong. These centre/affiliates are regional leading institutions with expertise in research and practice related to traditional Chinese medicine, nursing, public health, implementation science, knowledge translation, evidence-based methodology, clinical epidemiology and health technology assessment. They work collaboratively to disseminate trusted evidence and improve the use and rigour of evidence to enhance health and wellbeing of citizens.

The official Launch Meeting aims to introduce Cochrane China Network to Cochrane members, health care providers, policy makers, academics and researchers in China and worldwide, as well as providing an international multidisciplinary platform for discussion on contemporary strategies of Cochrane China Network in promoting evidence-informed health care and policy formulation.

During the meeting, renowned experts, scholars and researchers from Cochrane, Cochrane US Network, and the above centre/affiliates of the Cochrane China Network will be invited to share their experiences and strategies in governing a Cochrane Network. They will also share their knowledge and studies on the production, synthesis, translation and dissemination of Cochrane evidence, especially those related to COVID-19. In addition, there will be post-meeting workshops to enrich participants’ knowledge on guideline development, implementation strategies, rapid reviews, and the advances in evidence synthesis methodology.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the official Launch Meeting will be held in a virtual mode. We welcome all parties who are interested in Cochrane evidence and evidence-based health care to join the meeting and celebrate with us the official launch of Cochrane China Network!

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting in January 2021!


Co-Chairs of Cochrane China Network Executive Committee (in alphabetical order)
Janita Pak Chun CHAU
Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing;
Assistant Dean (Alumni Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China;
Co-Director, Cochrane Hong Kong

Yan HU
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Fudan University, Shanghai, China;
Director, Fudan University Centre of Evidence-Based Nursing and Shanghai Evidence-Based Nursing Centre

Yinghui JIN
Associate Professor, Centre for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China