Annual General Meeting 2021

All Cochrane members and supporters are invited to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting

As part of its legal constitution as a charity, Cochrane holds a public Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year. The AGM provides an opportunity for Cochrane's Trustees - its Governing Board - and senior officers to tell you about the management, finances, and strategic priorities of the organization. You can ask questions on these topics, and you can vote on certain aspects ("Resolutions") concerning the management of the charity.

The 2021 AGM will take place online and in-person1 on:

  • Wednesday 27th October
  • 09:00-10:30 AM GMT+1 (British Summer Time)

Check what time this is where you live.

Register to attend the AGM

Register here to attend the AGM online. You are welcome to attend whether you are a Cochrane member, supporter, or are just interested in the work we do.

You will receive online connection details after your registration. To attend you will need a device with a stable internet connection for the duration of the meeting. You will need a microphone if you want to ask questions verbally during the meeting, or you can ask questions in written form.

Vote on the Resolutions

Cochrane members as defined by the Membership Terms & Conditions are entitled to vote on AGM Resolutions. Find out if you are a member by logging into your Cochrane Account.

You can vote online before or during the meeting, and you can vote even if you don’t attend.

If you are voting before the meeting:

If you are voting at the meeting:

Votes arising at the meeting and nominating a proxy:

It is unlikely, but possible, that discussions during the AGM lead to an additional vote by members. This may be decided by a virtual ‘show of hands’ with the online meeting functionality or, at the discretion of the meeting chair, by a formal poll, in which case another electronic vote will take place after the meeting, so that all members may participate.

If you cannot join us live at the meeting, you can nominate another person, a proxy, who may vote on your behalf in case an additional vote by hands takes place. Your proxy will be the chair of the meeting, Tracey Howe.

You can nominate the chair as your proxy on the voting page up to 48 hours before the start of the meeting.

For queries related to voting, membership, or the agenda, please contact support@cochrane.org.


1 Cochrane’s Articles of Association allow the charity to hold a hybrid in-person and online Annual General Meeting. Due to current travel and meeting restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite participants to attend online. There are a very limited number of in-person attendees allowed at the charity’s registered office at St Albans House in London, United Kingdom, and these spaces have already been allocated. The Trustees are satisfied that this meeting has been set up to allow full participation online.