Sir Iain Geoffrey Chalmers, Director of UK Cochrane Centre, National Health Service Research and Development Program, Summertown Pavilion, Middle Way, Oxford, Great Britain
Dr. Chalmers is a co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, which aims to help people by preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions. The results of the work are published electronically in the Cochrane Library, which is increasingly regarded as the best single source of evidence about the effects of health care.
At present, Sir Iain Chalmers is the editor of James Lind Library. It has been established to improve general understanding of Fair Tests of treatment which are tests that take steps to obtain reliable information about treatment effects by reducing the misleading influences of biases and the play of chance.