Chilean satellite

The Chilean satellite of the Cochrane EPOC Group was established in 2019. The primary motivation for establishing the editorial base in Santiago was to build support to countries in Latin America to prepare and utilise systematic reviews to inform important health systems and policy decisions. Other reasons for establishing a satellite in Santiago included: consolidation and strengthening of the contributions currently being made to EPOC by current Chilean editors, expanding EPOC’s editorial capacity in a non-English language (Spanish), and supporting the development of competency and skills related to systematic reviews within EPOC’s scope and the uptake of the results of EPOC reviews in Chile and Latin America.

The satellite is currently receiving financial support from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile through the UC Evidence Centre.