The Cochrane Collaboration produces and disseminates systematic reviews of the research on healthcare interventions. Its major product is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, currently published monthly as part of The Cochrane Library. Reviews are prepared by healthcare professional volunteers who work with one of the many Cochrane Review Groups. The editorial teams of these Groups oversee the preparation and maintenance of the reviews. Cochrane reviews have become internationally well-known as the pre-eminent rigorous quality standard for systematic reviews.
The editorial staff at the Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) Group are responsible for supporting authors through the editorial processes. These processes entail systematic literature searching, rigorous peer reviewing, frequent and clear communication, and working to deadlines to produce high quality systematic reviews for publication in The Cochrane Library. We aim to assist in the efficient publication of reviews and maintain regular updates of existing reviews.
The major goal of the ARI Group is to improve the quality of healthcare in Australia and worldwide, through the provision of timely evidence that will assist clinical and policy decisions.