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Cochrane Programme Grants
The Cochrane Programme Grant Scheme was established to provide high-quality systematic reviews that will be of direct benefit to users of the NHS. The open, researcher-led scheme is run every three years, with projects covering a multitude of health and research areas, from dementia to cardiovascular disease, and from public health & prevention to organisation of care in the NHS.
Grants are awarded to support a substantial and coherent programme of work that includes up to 40 reviews - both new Cochrane reviews and updates to existing Cochrane reviews.
The Department of Health (DH) and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) agree with the principal of Open Access to the outputs of its research, recognising that it can offer both social and economic benefits as well as aiding the development of new research and stimulating wider economic growth of the UK economy. As a publicly-funded research body, the NIHR is subject to the requirement to make the outputs from its research publicly available.
Cochrane Reviews prepared as part of the 2007 and 2010 NIHR Programme Grants, and published by 31 January 2013, must be submitted to Europe PMC as part of the NIHR open access policy.
Cochrane Protocols and Reviews prepared as part of the 2013 NIHR Programme Grants, in addition to Cochrane Protocols and Reviews published after 1 February 2014 from the 2007 and 2010 NIHR Programme Grants, will follow the usual green open access policy. This allows the author team to deposit the protocol or review into Europe PMC 12 months after publication in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).