Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can attend?

Q: Who can attend a Cochrane Colloquium?
A: Anyone with an interest in health research and using evidence for health decisions.

Q: Can my spouse, partner or carer attend?
A: Yes. Anyone wishing to attend the Colloquium must pay a registration fee. There will be social events and tours that an accompanying person can participate in during the Colloquium. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. These options are available during registration and payment.

Q: Are there child-minding services available at or near the Colloquium venue?
A: We are not planning to provide child-minding services and we strongly recommend to not bring anybody under 18 to the Colloquium. If you are bringing your child with you then you will have to source your own child-minder and notify us on

Q. Will the Colloquium be a hybrid event (that combines a ‘live’ in-person event with a ‘virtual’ online component)?
A. No, the Colloquium will be an in-person event and it will not be possible to present sessions virtually. However, plenary sessions will be recorded, and we will share these shortly afterwards. We will also be covering the event on social media. Follow the #CochraneLondon hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.


Travelling to the UK

Q: I’m not a UK citizen. Do I need special documentation to enter the UK and attend this conference?
A: Entry requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship. We have more information about visas on our website and you can also find out more on the UK government website

Q: Can I receive a discount on my travel fare?
A: No. 



Q: Will I receive a certificate of attendance for the Colloquium?
 Yes. Attendees will be able to download an attendance certificate from their Colloquium account, once the Colloquium is in progress.

Accommodation and getting around

Q: Do I need to book my own hotel room?
 Yes. Colloquium attendees must arrange their own accommodation. 


Q: Will stipends be available to attend the Colloquium?
 A number of stipends and bursaries will be available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane London 2023. Cochrane will provide stipends for:

  • Cochrane Consumers
  • Individuals living in low-, lower-middle-, (LMIC) and upper-middle-income countries (UMIC)

Applications for stipends have now closed and applicants have been informed.


Q: What precautions will be in place for COVID 19?
A: The health and safety of all our conference stakeholders is our highest priority and we wish to ensure that all those attending can do so in a COVID-19 safe environment. We are working closely with the QEII Conference Centre to deliver this and will publish the latest information on this webpage. Please do check this page before you travel to the event as we are living within a changing environment, and therefore may need to adjust requirements to accommodate any changes to UK Government COVID-19 advice, guidance, or regulations.

Any other questions?

If you have a question that is not answered above, please email