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The Cochrane Library open access for Australia

NHMRC has entered into a new five year agreement to enable all Australians to continue to have access to The Cochrane Library via Australia’s national licence to the Library. The renewal marks the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the original licence at the Cochrane Colloquium held in Melbourne in 2002. (21 August 2012)

Empowering Australian patients through access to better health decisions

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All residents of Australia with access to the Internet can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by the Australian Government and administered by the National Institute of Clinical Studies. (23/3/07)
The Cochrane Library can still be accessed directly at It can also be accessed through the NICS site: - the benefit to this method is that the User Guide sits alongside the Library when going via NICS. (24/1/06)
.... both versions of the Library will remain live until the end of December 2004. After that time the Cochrane Library will no longer be available via the Update Software site. The final issue of Update Software's CD-ROM version of The Cochrane Library was published in July 2005. Wiley and Sons, who took over publication of the Internet version of The Cochrane Library at the beginning of 2005, is now also responsible for the CD version. Update Software will continue to manage the data for both versions until spring 2006. (12/1/06)

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Cochrane Library 2004 pricing for CAUL (22/10/03) [Members only]

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