The Cochrane Collaboration

Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. They are a not-for-profit organization with contributors from more than 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.

What was the problem?

Due to the multi-jurisdictional nature of the Cochrane organisation, Cochrane approached us to request assistance in providing an effective, easy-to-follow and coherent internal data protection policy for the organisation. They required us to both create the documentation and help deliver it to the Cochrane managers.

What did we do?

We addressed the problem with a ‘hands on’ approach, something that is increasingly required by clients and is a key differentiator between ‘big firm’ legal services and ‘niche’ practices.

We developed a bespoke data protection policy for the organisation and subsequently followed up with an explanation of the various aspects of the policy with Cochrane management. We provided supporting training to ensure ongoing compliance, continuing our services beyond the initial documentation creation.