Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF)

CNCF is one of 16 Fields within the Cochrane Collaboration. The purpose of a Field is to support the conduct, dissemination and utilisation of the systematic reviews relevant to the field. Its mission is to improve health outcomes through:
  • increasing the use of the Cochrane Library by nurses and others (such as formal and informal carers and other health professionals) involved iin delivering, leading or research nursing care
  • engaging nurses and others involved in delivering, leading or research nursing care with the Cochrane Collaboration
  • supporting the Cochrane Collaboration and its role in providing an evidence base for nursing care

The CNCF is coordinated from Adelaide at the Joanna Briggs Institute. Prof Alan Pearson AM is the Field Coordinator and Dr Cindy Stern the Field Administrator.


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Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)

G-I-N is a global network founded in 2002. It has grown to comprise 94 organisations and 77 individual members representing 46 countries from all continents. The network supports evidence-based health care and improved health outcomes by reducing inappropriate variation throughout the world. Its mission is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration and work within the guideline development, adaptation and implementation community.

Campbell Collaboration Process & Implementation Methods Sub-group

The Campbell Collaboration was established in 2000 and focuses on evidence of the effects of social and educational policies and practices, service providers, policy makers, educators and their students, and professional researchers. The Process & Implementation Methods sub-group aims to:

  • Conduct research on methodological issues
  • Serve as forum to discuss methodological issues
  • Provide advice and guidance
  • Provide training on methodological issues
  • Help monitor and facilitate improvements in review quality
  • Ensure that subgroup functions as part of C2 (Campbell Collaboration)

Dr Margaret Cargo, University of South Australia, Coordinates this Methods sub-group with Dr Cindy Stern as Administrator.