The Cochrane Injuries Group (CIG) has an international membership and editorial team. Our members include researchers, health care professionals and anyone using health services. Our work involves preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injury, including the emergency resuscitation of seriously injured and burned patients.
The Cochrane Injuries Group is one of 52 Cochrane Review Groups groups in The Cochrane Collaboration, with its editorial base located at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a designated WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Injury and Violence Prevention.
Violence and injuries: the facts WHO report
Every 5 seconds someone in the world dies as a result of an injury. Injuries kill about 5.8 million people each year, more than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. Tens of millions more suffer injuries that lead to hospitalization, emergency treatment or other care. Among the causes of injury are acts of violence against others or oneself, road traffic crashes, burns, drowning, falls and poisoning.
Anyone interested in the work of the Cochrane Injuries Group can get involved in a variety of ways from writing a review to helping with translation. New members can submit their contact information via the Get involved link where there are descriptions of the different roles available within your chosen Group.
On this website you will find information about us and our work, how you can get involved, and a variety of resources and links to help you prepare your Cochrane systematic review.
Related Websites Trauma.org - an independent, non-profit organisation providing global education, information and communication resources for professionals in trauma and critical care. Clinical Trials Unit: Trials Co-ordinating Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine