Public letter of support to Peter Gøtzsche

Letter of support, addressed to the Danish Minister of Health, to avoid dismissal of Peter Gøtzsche from the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

Dear Minister of Health of Denmark Ellen Trane Nørby:

We are writing to express our concern over the possible dismissal of Peter Gøtzsche from his job at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. We feel that Dr. Peter Gøtzsche´s work at the Nordic Cochrane Centre has been an important service to patients, taxpayers and the scientific community in Europe and globally. For many years the prestigious activity and publications of Dr. Gøtzsche have played a pivotal role in favour of the transparency of clinical data, the priority of public health needs and the defence of rigorous medical research carried out independently of conflicts of interest. The recent crisis within the Cochrane Collaboration that involved Dr. Gøtzsche and many other prominent long-time members of Cochrane should be seen in this light.

We ask you to reconsider this possible dismissal due to the great benefits taxpayers, patients and health-care professionals reap from his work aimed at studying the efficacy and safety of medical treatments. We also fear that the dismissal of Dr. Gøtzsche from the Rigshospitalet could harm the international reputation of Danish medical research and could seriously weaken Danmark´s traditional support for open scientific debate.

We hope this issue can be resolved amicably and fairly for the sake of public health, robust scientific debate and the wise spending of public money.

Thank you very much,

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David Hammerstein, Former Member of the Cochrane Governing Board (2017-2018) and former Member of the European Parliament (2004-2009)
Iain Chalmers, Coordinator, James Lind Initiative
Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, The BMJ
Ray Moynihan, Ba. PhD. Senior Research Fellow, Bond University, Australia
Tom Jefferson MD MRCGP FFPHM, Senior Associate Tutor, University of Oxford Member, Cochrane Collaboration (1994 – current)
Margrete Auken, Member of the European Parliament 
Prof John S Yudkin MD FRCP Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London
MBBCh, PhD, FRCPath Previous Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK
Cornelia J. Baines MD, MSc, FACE Professor Emerita

Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

David Carmichael, Executive Director Canadians for Vanessa’s Law (Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act)
Alain Braillon MD, PhD. Chief alcohol treatment unit, Amiens University Hospital, France. Member of the High Council of Public Health  (French DoH)
Rokuro Hama M.D, Director, Non-Profit Organization «Japan Institute of Pharmacovigilance»
publishing ISDB-full-membership Drug Bulletin «Med Check»
Ms Keiko Sakaguchi Secretary, Non-Profit Organization «Japan Institute of Pharmacovigilance»
publishing ISDB-full-membership Drug Bulletin «Med Check»
Janice Graham, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dr. Abel Jaime Novoa Jurado MD PhD President of NoGracias, International civil organization for transparency, integrity and equity in health policy, health care and biomedical research
Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager UK EQUATOR Centre, University of Oxford, UK 
Es Will, Emeritus Senior Clinical Lecturer, Leeds University, Renal Physician Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Alexis Benos, Professor in Social Medicine & PHC, Aristotle University of  Thessaloniki, Greece,
Honorary President of the International Association of Health Policy
Miran Epstein, Reader in Medical Ethics, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
MERYL NASS MD MAINE, USA board member, Alliance for Human Research Protection
Geneviève Rail, Ph.D., Independent Health Researcher, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University (Canada)
David Egilman, Clinical Professor Family Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence RI, USA
Udo Schuklenk, Joint Editor-in-Chief, Bioethics, Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics, Queen’s University, Canada
Pierre Biron, MD, Honorary Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
Neil Arya MD D. Litt. Assistant Clinical Professor Family Medicine McMaster University, Scholar In Residence Wilfrid Laurier University
Florian Naudet, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Therapeutics, psychiatrist and methodologist, University Rennes 1 / Rennes University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry / France
Amar Jesani, MBBS, Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Mumbai, India
Gerald Gartlehner, Professor Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Danube University, Austria
Dr. Carmen Antúnez MD PhD. Head of Dementia Unit. Clinical University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca. Murcia. Spain.
Betty-Anne Daviss, RM, MA. Midwife at the Montfort Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada.  Adjunct Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Kenneth C Johnson, PhD. Epidemiologist, Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
Doval Karina, Family physician. Argentina.
Pedro J. Lozano Simarro, Family physician. Albacete. Spain.
Javier Padilla Bernaldez, MD, MPH. Family physician. Madrid Health Service. Spain.
Asunción Cremades Campos , Professor in Pharmacology.Retired. University Murcia. Spain
Antonio A. Alfaya Ocampo. Family physician. Retired. Galicia.
Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, MS Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. USA
Steven Woloshin, MD, MS Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. USA
John Abramson MD MSc, Lecturer in Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
Michael Baum MD FRCS, Professor emeritus of surgery and visiting Professor of Medical Humanities, University College London
Eduard R. J. Rats Bsc Mental Health Expert by Experience Regenboog groep afd. SCIP Amsterdam
Dr Carlos Ponte Mittelbrunn, Physician, Oviedo. Spain
Antonio SItges-Serra, Professor of Surgery, Barcelona, SPAIN
Drs. Heinz  Mòlders, Psychologist, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Robert M. Kaplan. Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, USA
Dr. R. Srivatsan. Senior Fellow Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies Jt Editor Medico Friend Circle Bulletin Hyderabad India
Antonio Montaño Family Physician. Spain
Ted Schrecker Professor of Global Health Policy, Newcastle University
Jacob Puliyel Head of Pediatrics St Stephens Hospital Delhi India
D Bijl physician-epidemiologist
John Brodersen, MD, PhD, Professor, Section of General Practice and Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen & Primary Health Care Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark
Carlos Coscollar. Family Physician. Zaragoza. Spain.
Manon, Niquette PhD, Professor of Health Communication, Département d’information et de communication, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Rafael Bravo Toledo, Family Physician Centro de Salud Linneo, Madrid.Spain.
Giovanni Francisco Guevara, MD, MSP. Health Technology Assessment Director
Ministry of Health, El Salvador, Central America
Carmen Mosquera Tenreiro MD. Epidemiologist, Public Health. Oviedo. Spain
Igho Onakpoya, MD MSc DPhil, University of Oxford, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK
Carl Heneghan, BM,BCH, MRCGP, DPhil, Professor, of Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK
Alberto Domínguez-Méndez, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology. Pontevedra, Spain.
Veena Johari, Lawyer, Courtyard Attorneys, Mumbai, India
Jos Kleijnen, MD, PhD Professor of Systematic Reviews in Health Care, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Jos Verbeek, Cochrane Collaboration, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Rob Wipond, Health Journalist, and Inner Compass Initiative Co-founder. Canada.
Mateja Bulc, MD, PhD, Assoc.Professor, Past president of EUROPREV,  WONCA Europe network for prevention and health promotion
Carlos Martins, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and researcher of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal. President of EUROPREV, WONCA Europe Network for Prevention and Health Promotion.
Bruno Heleno, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor NOVA Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal
Gonzalo Moyano, Coordinador de la Red de Medicamentos /ALAMES (; Profesor Adjunto de Bioética, Universidad Nacional de José C. Paz, Argentina
Hazel Thornton, Independent Citizen Advocate for Quality in Research and Healthcare.
“Saionara”, 31 Regent Street, Rowhedge, Colchester, CO5 7EA. Hon. DSc. University of Leicester.
Luis Carlos Silva Aycaguer, Ph D, cuban researcher of the Public Health School in Havana
R. Anne Springer, PhD MN(APN) BScN RN (CNS) Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan 
Robert Wolff, MD Deputy Director Kleijnen Systematic Reviews. York. United Kingdom
James Brophy MD PhD Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology (McGill University)
Yolande lucire MB BS PhD DPM Forensic psychiatrist Australia
Lasse Krogsbøll MD PhD, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lars Jørgensen MD, Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Juan Antonio Sánchez.Family Physician. Murcia. Spain.
Joerg J Meerpohl, MD; Professor, Institute for Evidence in Medicine, Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Germany
Joan-Ramon Laporte, Emeritus Professor of Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology. Director of Butlletí Groc. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Vinay Prasad, MD MPH; Associate Professor of Medicine. Oregon Health and Science University
Jorge Bernstein; Presidente de las Comisión de Prevención Cuaternaria, FAMFyG y
Presidente del Capítulo de Prevención Cuaternaria, Psiquiatría Preventiva y APS – APSA, Ex Profesor de Medicina Familiar, Universidad Favaloro. Argentina.
Malgorzata M Bala, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University Medical College
Line Olsen, PhD, Project lead, Section of General Practice and Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Carme Valls Llobet. M.D.  Women’ Health and Quality of Life Programme. CAPS. Spain
Mitzi Blennerhassett, author, patient advocate, bmj patient reviewer, Slingsby, York YO62 4AQ, England
CB Del Mar,Professor of public health, Bond University Gold Coast, Australia
Prof. Dr. Hugo N. Catalano, Jefe del Servicio de Clínica Médica. Hospital Alemán
Centro Afiliado Red Cochrane IberoAmericana. National partner of the MacGRADE Centre
Miembro Grupo GRADE. Presidente de la Sociedad de Medicina Interna General (SAMIG).
Profesor Adjunto de Medicina Interna. SubDirector de la Carrera de Médico Especialista Universitario en Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires
José Vicente Merino , enfermero en el Servicio Andaluz de Salud. Spain
Gabriel Brarda, MD, Psiquiatra : Coordinador de Psiquiatria y Actualizacion teorica Centro de Terapia Cognitiva de Buenos Aires
Alfonso Bordallo. MSc Cognitive Neuroscience. Neuropsychology. PT. Director, Instituto de Ciencias de Nutrición y Salud. Madrid, Spain.
Anne Taillefer, B.Sc (med), Ph.D, Health Sociologist, Independent Health Researcher. Québec, Canada.
Daniel Hind. Reader. School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield, UK. 
Sergio Sismondo, PhD. Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Trudo Lemmens, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto, Canada
Rosália Páscoa, MD, PhD student. Researcher
Sergio Halsband, Profesor Titular Regular de Psicofarmacología del Instituto de Posgrado para
Médicos Psiquiatras de APSA, Argentina  
Mary Dainton, retired general practitioner, Manchester UK
Francisco Javier Pinol Castillo Médico de Familia/Rural, Medico Comunitario, Vocal de la Asociación Mendocina de Medicina de Familia, Director de Centros de Salud de Zona Este Área Sanitaria Malargüe, Mendoza, Argentina
Alejandro Basta, espec. Clinica  Medica.Docente , UNLP. Argentina.
Mark Jones, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Bond University and Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group, Australia
Alan Cassels, author of The Cochrane Collaboration: Medicine’s Best Kept Secret (Agio, 2015), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Ana Rosengurtt, activist against mandatory mammography in Uruguay
Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, Professor of preventive medicine and public health, the University of Alicante, Spain Editor in chief Gaceta Sanitaria
Janice Graham, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Warren Bell BA MD CM CCFP FCFP Board member, Pharmawatch; Rural Preceptor, University of BC, Canada
Jean-Claude St-Onge, Author L’envers de la pilule
Hirokuni Beppu, MD, Director of NPO DIPEx Japan, Vice-Director of Medwatcher Japan, Tokyo
Jose Antonio Martinez . Professor of pharmacology MD PhD, and internal medicine in the hospital of Elx Alicante Spain , and University of Murcia Spain
Prof. Maciek Godycki-Cwirko MD MS PhD Hab PHS Division of Public Health, Head of the Centre for Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Lodz, Ul. Poland
María Mato Domínguez. Médica del Servicio Galego de Saúde. Spain
Dr Maryanne Demasi, PhD Investigative journalist, Sydney Australia.
Prof Wendy Rogers. Professor of Clinical Ethics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Sharon Batt, PhD. Author, Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dr Anthony McWatt, Director, MOQ Media, Liverpool, England.
Vijayaprasad Gopichandran MD, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Community Medicine
ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR Chennai, India
James M Wright Co-Managing Director Therapeutics Initiative University of BC Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Prof Ken Bassett MD PhD Co-Managing Director Therapeutics Initiative University of BC
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Masumi Minaguchi Lawyer, Secretary General of Medwatcher Japan, Tokyo
Susan MacLaughlin Consumer, Hypertension Group Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Donavan de Souza Lúcio Médico de família e comunidade Santa Catarina, Brasil
Sunita V S Bandewar (PhD) Sec, Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai, MH, India
Founding Trustee, Vidhayak Trust, Pune, MH, India
Sandhya Srinivasan, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Mumbai, India
Peter Doshi, Assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, USA
Yukari Yaju, Associate professor of Statistics for Nursing; St. Luke’s International University, Japan
David U. Himmelstein, M.D. Distinguished Professor, City University of New York Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H Distinguished Professor of Public Health, City University of New York Lecturer (formerly Professor) in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Julie Klau, Postgraduate Researcher, PhD student, Critical and Ethical Mental health group,  
Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia
Kim Witczak Co-Founder, Woodymatters Minneapolis, MN, United States
Ciprian Jauca Managing Editor Cochrane Hypertension University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada
Howard Waitzkin, M.D., PhD. Distinguished Professor Emeritus University of New Mexico
Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine University of Illinois
Sunil Pandya Neurosurgeon Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre Dr. G. V. Deshmukh Marg
Mumbai India
Veena Shatrugna MD. Former Deputy Director & Head Clinical Division, National Institute of Nutrition Hyderabad, India
Micheline Beaudry, Ph.D., retired professor of Public Nutrition, Université Laval, Québec, Canada 
Kunihiko Kumamoto Professor of Edogawa University Visiting Professor of Nagoya University
Catherine Riva, independent journalist Re-Check, Winterthur, Switzerland
Juan Francisco Menárguez Puche.Family Physician. Murcia. Spain.J 
Jasna M Vucak , Ph.D.,, University Zadar, Croatia
Sheelah Mills Postgraduate Researcher, PhD student, Critical and Ethical Mental Health Group,  
Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia
Ildefonso Hernández-Aguado. Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health Head of the Department of Public Health, History of Science and Gynecology Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Miguel Hernández (Spain)
Dr Dominique Durrer Schutz Associated Physician Department of Chronic Diseases and Patient Education University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) Switzerland
Anne Berguerand, Technicienne en Radiologie médicale. Lausanne, Switzerland.
Maria B. Ospina, PhD Clinical Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor University of Alberta (Canada)
Jessica Malmqvist, MD, PhD student, Section of General Practice and Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen & Primary Health Care Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark
Prathap Tharyan Adjunct Professor Clinical.Epidemiology Unit Prof. B V Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Christian Medical College. Vellore. India
Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik  Long term Cochrane Contributor Kolkata India
Vittorio Demicheli (Author and co-author of Cochrane Reviews) Dipartimento Cure Primarie
ATS Pavia (Italy)
Luca De Fiore Associazione Alessandro Liberati Network italiano Cochrane Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore
Raju Kanukula Research Assistant Colorectal Cancer group Hyderabad, India
Prof. Dr. Antonio J Garcia-Ruiz Chair of Health Economics and Drug Rationale Use Dep Pharmacology. School of Medicine University of Malaga
Rita Banzi Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy
Matteo Bruschettini Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Lund University, Sweden
Courtney Davis, PhD Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London, United Kingdom.
Sofía Quintana PT, researcher, health journalist Den Haag, Netherlands
Maria Pastor-Valero, MD, PhD Department of Public Health Miguel Hernández University, Spain
Nicole Skoetz, MD, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Of Cologne, Germany
Carlos Mora Ottomano Terapeuta Shiatsu por la Escuela Europea de Shiatsu Spain
Benjamin Scheckel, MSc, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Of Cologne, Germany
Nina Kreuzberger, MPH, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Of Cologne, Germany
Katrina Perehudoff, PhD, post doctoral researcher Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Ghent University, Belgium Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
Philip Wilson DPhil MRCPCH FRCGP, Professor of Primary Care and Rural Health, University of Aberdeen Professor of Child Health in General Practice, University of Copenhagen 
Tina Jakob, MSc, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Carol Green – Time for Action: UK Families Affected by HPV Vaccination UK
Dr. Peter C. Groot, User Research Centre, Maastricht University, MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neurosciences, The Netherlands
Juan Carlos Benavente Marín, vice president of Dietética Sin Patrocinadores, scientific association against commercial bias in science.
Angela Aldin, MSc, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Jonathan Comins MSc, RPT, PhD. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Rheumatology, Zealand Region University Hospital, Denmark
Soledad Márquez-Calderón, MD, PhD Fundación Instituto de Investigación en Servicios de Salud Sevilla, Spain
Marius Goldkuhle, MSc, Postgraduate researcher, PhD student, Evidence-based Oncology, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Dr Sridharan Ramaratnam The Nerve Centre Chennai India.
Dra. Ana Sanchez Hernandez General Doctor, University Hospital of Cabueñes, Asturias, Spain
M.Luisa Vargas . Profesora Titular de Farmacología. University of Murcia , Spain
Dr Ana Porroche-Escudero, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, England
Mario Vaz, Professor of Physiology and Head, Health and Humanities St. John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru, India
Irene Aterido, B.A. Sociology, M.A. Sex Therapist and Menstrual Educator, Private, Madrid, Spain
Salvador Casado MD, PhD, Family physician. Madrid Health Service. Spain.
Lauraine M H Vivian PHD, Research Associate and Medical Anthropologist, Department of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tomohito Hamazaki, MD, PhD Professor Emeritus, University of Toyama, Toyama City, Toyama, Japan Senior Visiting Scientist, RIKEN
Maite Cruz Piqueras, Socióloga, Escuela Andaluza Salud Pública, Spain
Luis Alberto Cámera Profesor de medicina Escuela de Medicina Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires, Argentina Head of Geriatric Medicine Program, Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires Past presidente Foro Internacional de Medicina Interna
Laura Fernández Clemente, médica Red CAPS, Spain
Dr Anna Glechner Department of Evidence based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Danube University Krems, Austria
Shai Mulinari Associate Professor Department of Sociology Lund University, Sweden
Kamal R. Mahtani GP & Associate Professor Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Martin Salgado Médico Especialista en Administración de Servicios de Salud Uruguay
Alfons Uijtewaal Biologist and project developer for sustainable development Stichting Huize Aarde, Netherlands 
Jörg Schaaber Editor Pharma-Brief Germany
Dr. Dagmar Lühmann Representing the board of directors of the German Network for Evidence-based medicine
Sra. Vita A Arrufat Gallén Programes plane y estrategias Centre de Salud Pública Castelló Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública
Dr Sue Richards (retired) Previously CTSU, Oxford University
Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. Distinguished Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine 
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine
Giulio Formoso Pharmacist, epidemiologist (Cochrane author) Clinical governance unit, Local Health Authority Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Dra. Enriqueta Barranco Castillo Médica ginecóloga Profesora Universidad de Granada (España)
Richard Kirubakaran Biostatistician, Prof. B V Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare
Christian Medical College Vellore India
Jabez Paul Barnabas Prof. B V Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Christian Medical College Vellore India
Venkatesh .P Prof. B V Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Christian Medical College Vellore India
Ferro Salvatore Neuro Epidemiologist Department of Hospital Services Emilia-Romagna Region Health Authority Bologna, Italy
Diana Marcela Fajardo Mancipe Técnico Superior de Imagen para el diagnóstico Hospital Virgen de la Torre Madrid, España
Aynur Temur, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Gloria Cordoba Postdoc Section of General Practice and Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Vanessa López, executive director, Fundación Salud por Derecho, Spain.
Àngels Córcoles i Pàmies. Metgessa-psicoterapeuta. Catalunya.
Judit Rius Sanjuan, policy adviser health technologies innovation and access, New York
Eva Madrid, Cochrane Centre Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile.  
Stephan van der Sluis , Stichting Wegloophuis Utrecht, Netherlands
Imran Omar, Guidelines Office Methodology Supervisor, European Association of Urology, Editor Cochrane Urology
Harumi Okuyama, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan
Eleni Alevritou, MD, President of Consumer Association the Quality of Life-EKPIZO.
Enrique Gavilán Moral, MD. Family Physician. Polypharmacy Laboratory, Spain.
Enrique Mon Iglesias. – Postmen Assembly  of Asturias. Oviedo. Spain
Juan Franco. Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Michael A. Carome, M.D., Director, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, and Editor, Worst Pills, Best Pills News, Washington, DC, USA
Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., Founder and Senior Adviser, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, Washington, DC, USA
Frederik Martiny, MD, Research Affiliate at Section of General Practice and Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen & Primary Health Care Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark
Dr Kieran Harkin, Access to Medicines Ireland, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
Dr Peter Wilmshurst, Cardiologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital, UK
Joey Kwong, PhD, Epidemiologist/Senior Researcher, JC School of Public Health & Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Jose M. Rábago CGT CORREOS Asturias
Dr. Javier Pollán Director de Departamento de Salud Pública del Instituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina Subjefe de Servicio de Clínica Médica del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Argentina
Kay Dickersin, MA, PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of PUblic Health Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21205
Roberta W. Scherer, MA, PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21205
Dra. Ana María Vaernet Directora CIDEPP Buenos Aires Argentina
Dr. Cristóbal Cuadrado N, Programa de Políticas, Sistemas y Gestión en Salud, Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad de Chile.
Helle Krogh Johansen, professor, consultant, DMSc. Dept. Clinical Microbiology, afsnit 9301, Rigshospitalet Henrik Harpestrengs Vej 4A, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Claudina Michal-Teitelbaum, MD, PhD. Preventive medecine. Lyon, France
Grietje Keller Foundation Perceval Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sabrina Stefanello, MD, PhD Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) Curtiba (PR) Brazil
Martin Whitely PhD John Curtin Institute of Public Policy Curtin University Perth, Western Australia
Manjulika Vaz PhD, Health and Humanities Division, St. John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru
Patrizia Rodio, Independant Journalist Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Rolf Hefti, Author of The Mammogram Myth (2013)
Marc BOUNITON, M.D., general practitioner, GRAS asbl – Belgium
Amita Pitre Consultant, Public Health and Gender Justice Mumbai, India
Rakhi Ghoshal, (PhD.), Working Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics; Asst. Prof. Unitedworld School of Law; Acting In-Charge, Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communications, Karnavati University, Gandhnagar, Gujarat.
Armel Sevestre, General Practitioner Plaintel, France
Marino Rodrigo, MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine Emergency Department, University Hospital Complex of Navarre Clinical Associate Professor, University of Navarre Pamplona, Spain
Antonio Griera, MD, Barcelona Spain 
Guillermo González. Psychologist. Murcia. Spain.
Fernando Sánchez Díez. General Practitioner. Centro de Salud Catarroja. Valencia.Spain.
Ina Monsef, Evidence-based Oncology, Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Of Cologne, Germany
Anders Huitfeldt, MB BCh BAO, ScD Researcher Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Michael Borenstein, PhD, USA
Alejandro Jadad, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSA, LLD Director, Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto
Joseph Lau, MD Professor Emeritus Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, USA Former Director, US Cochrane Center, Boston Branch