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HONcode status The health Website
The Cochrane Collaboration
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The Cochrane Collaboration
Web address:http://www.cochrane.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct050995
Date of initial review: 28 Feb 2006
Validity of certificate30 Nov 2011 - Nov 2013
Date of last visit30 Nov 2011
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
The Cochrane Collaboration, established in 1993, is an international network of people helping healthcare providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about human health care by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 4,000 so far, published online in The Cochrane Library. (...) The Cochrane Collaboration’s contributors are a mix of volunteers and paid staff who are affiliated to the organisation through Cochrane entities: healthcare subject-related review groups, thematic networks - called 'fields' -, grou...  (30 Nov 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Working together to provide the best evidence for health care

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Cochrane Reviews are unique because they are both produced by, and are relevant to, everyone interested in the effects of health care.

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Purpose of the website
By giving you this information we are not giving any form of advice or recommendation and we do not intend you to rely upon it when making (or refraining from making) any decision. The Information is not a substitute for the exercise of professional judgement. If you are not qualified or experienced enough to make that judgement, you should take professional advice.

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3. Confidentiality
Privacy of your personal data (...)
What data we collect (...) We will not ...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Man Mohan Mehndiratta1,*, Sanjay Pandey1, Thierry Kuntzer2
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Published Online: 16 FEB 2011
Assessed as up-to-date: 9 MAY 2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Feedback is always welcome. Send your comments to: (email)

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Additionally: http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/funding-support "While our core income (income paid directly to the Collaboration and used to sustain its information management system, research programmes, website etc) comes principally from the proceeds of The Cochrane Library and other Cochrane products, our entities are supported by national governments, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, universities, hospitals, private foundations, and personal donations."

Support for this official website of The Cochrane Collaboration is provided by central funding of the organization, with administrative support by the German Cochrane Centre and the University Hospital at Freiburg, Germany. Sources of the Collaboration's central funds include subscription revenue from The Cochrane Library, as well as private donations.

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8. Advertising policy
This website does not publish any unpaid or paid-for advertising.

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