Aim: To provide high-quality research evidence to support decision-making.
Funding: The programme funds research in two ways:
Cochrane Collaboration Programme Grant Scheme (every 3 years): supplementing Cochrane work (all NHS organisations and Universities in England can propose work in collaboration with an appropriate Cochrane Review Group)
Cochrane Incentive Awards (annual): £5,000 to prepare new or update Cochrane reviews (available to Cochrane Review Groups).
Process: Incentive Awards are one-stage and the process takes 1 month.
Criteria: Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
potential importance to, and impact of, the review topic within the UK healthcare system.