Cochrane Groups in Italy

Cochrane is changing. Global healthcare, research and publication landscape has changed significantly since Cochrane's creation in the early 1990s. This presents us with some challenges, but also opens up new opportunities to change and improve the way we work. Over the next 4 years, we will face a new organization, in which the Thematic Groups, Evidence Synthesis Units and the Central Editorial Service will coordinate the promotion of reviews, training, and all other Cochrane activities. Find more information on


At the moment, Cochrane is still focused on the work of the Review Groups, which are responsible for producing the systematic reviews that are then disseminated through the Cochrane Library and other traditional forms of publication. Field groups, on the other hand, are responsible for coordinating the work of review groups, raising awareness of the need for and importance of systematic reviews, and promoting the preparation and maintenance of specialized databases. Geographical centers, such as Cochrane Italy, are responsible for disseminating Cochrane values and practices in different languages, providing support and a space for collaboration for centers in the field.

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Cochrane Drug and Alcohol Review Group

Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Review Group (CDAG) is the first group to have its editorial base in Italy, starting its activities in 1998. CDAG produces, updates and disseminates systematic reviews on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of problematic drug and alcohol use. It has its editorial base in Rome at the Department of Epidemiology of the ASL RE, Local Health Authority of the Lazio Region.


Zuzana Mitrova, Managing Editor & Trials Search Coordinator

Department of Epidemiology of the Regional Health Service of Lazio
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 112
00154  Roma, Italy
Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System Review Group

Cochrane MS and Rare Diseases of the CNS Review Group coordinates the preparation and production of systematic reviews aimed at covering all aspects of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as rehabilitation and palliative care for people with multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory demyelinating conditions of the central nervous system.


Claudia De Santis, Affiliated Researcher & Communication Manager

Unit of Epidemiology and Statistics
IRCCS - Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, Local Health Authority of Bologna, Bellaria Hospital
Via Altura, 4 
40139 Bologna, Italy


Cochrane Rehabilitation Field

Cochrane Rehabilitation Field is committed to ensuring that all rehabilitation professionals can practice evidence-based medicine, integrating the best available scientific evidence with their clinical experience and patient values. Cochrane Rehabilitation acts as a link between Cochrane and all those interested in rehabilitation. On the one hand, it brings scientific evidence and methods developed by Cochrane into the world of rehabilitation; on the other hand, it transmits to Cochrane the priorities, needs and peculiarities of rehabilitation, improving the methods of evidence synthesis and adapting them to the needs of people with disabilities and the daily clinical practice of rehabilitation.


IRCCS "Santa Maria Nascente" Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Via Capecelatro, 66
20148 Milano, Italy
Cochrane Neurological Sciences Field
Cochrane Neurological Sciences Field started its activities in the second half of 1999. Plays a crucial role in ensuring that Cochrane Review Groups can conduct reviews in all areas of neurology where such studies have been identified as needed. Committed to supporting the Groups in achieving their pre-set objectives, maximizing productivity by avoiding duplication of effort and disseminating information to the appropriate groups.


Regional Directorate of Health, Welfare, Economic Development, Education, University, Right to Education
Hospital Care Programming Service
Umbria Region
Via M. Angeloni, 61
06124 Perugia, Italy
Cochrane Eyes and Vision - Italian Diagnostic Test Accuracy Satellite

Cochrane Eyes and Vision - Italian Diagnostic Test Accuracy Satellite

Satellite Group Cochrane EV Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) is based at the University of Florence, Italy, and was established in February 2011. Funded by the Tuscany Region through the Careggi University Hospital, the Satellite Group is currently based at the Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Ophthalmology Section, of the University of Florence. The center is responsible for the editorial process of DTA reviews and has the general objective of providing methodological support for title registration, protocol and review production.


Gianni Virgili, Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Florence
Viale Morgagni, 85
50134 Firenze, Italy
T: +39 055 411765
Cochrane Global Mental Health Satellite

Cochrane Global Mental Health (CGMH) works with authors from around the world to collect and summarize scientific evidence on care for people with mental health problems living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). They also support the dissemination, implementation and use of this knowledge. CGMH provides input and training on evidence synthesis and implementation activities related to mental health in LMICs. It aims to develop a mutual learning approach and exchange of knowledge between mental health workers in different parts of the world.


Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine, and Movement Sciences
University of Verona
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation (WHOCC)
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona (AOIU)
Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10,
37134 Verona, Italy
T: 0039-0458126418