Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their contributions to Cochrane Vascular:

  • Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Executive Health Directorates, the Scottish Government for funding Cochrane Vascular since 1 January 1995;
  • National Institute for Health Research, for programme funding between 2011-2014 and 2014-2017;

  • Dr Ruth Jepson, the original Review Group Co-ordinator (RGC), for setting up the Group, the Specialised Trials Register, and developing editorial procedures;
  • Prof Irwin Faris, Australia, one of the original editors (retired from editorial team December 1998);
  • Mrs Hazel Dunn, Trials Search Co-ordinator (TSC) for establishing the Specialised Trials Register;
  • Dr Carol Forbes, former RGC and TSC for developing the original Group's website;
  • Mr Mark McConville for covering the TSC responsibilities (Mar-Sept 2000);
  • Mrs Rosemary MacDonald for providing secretarial support (Jul-Nov 2002);
  • Dr Elizabeth Royle, former RGC (May 1996 - May 2003);
  • Mrs Irene McLennan for her dedicated secretarial support (1997 - 2003);
  • Dr Charlotte Archibald, former RGC (2003 - 2006);
  • Prof Lars Janson, one of the original editors (deceased 2007);
  • Mr Andrew Wawryzniak, former RGC (2006 - 2007);
  • Prof Gerry Fowkes, former Coordinating Editor (1995 - 2010);
  • Mrs Heather Maxwell, former Managing Editor (ME) and TSC (1999 - 2010);
  • Prof Thomas W Wakefield, former editor (retired from editorial team May 2010);
  • Dr Gillian Leng, former editor (retired from editiorial team February 2012);
  • Mrs Carole Gibson for her dedicated secretarial support (2005 - 2014);
  • Mrs Mary Cunningham for her role as handsearcher (2009 - 2014);
  • Mrs Mary Sanderson for her role as handsearcher (2009 - 2014);
  • Dr Christine Robertson for writing common background sections on AAA, PAD and VTE (2015 - 2016);
  • Mr Tim Lees, former editor (retired from editorial team September 2016);
  • Prof Jos Kleijnen, one of the original editors (retired from editorial team January 2017);
  • Mr Paul Bachoo, former editor (retired from editorial team May 2017);
  • Dr Karen Welch, former TSC/Information Specialist (2003 - 2017);
  • Dr Lindsay Robertson, former systematic reviewer (2010 - 2017);
  • Prof Steff Lewis, former Stats editor (2010 - 2018);
  • Dr Rachel Forster, former systematic reviewer (2013 - 2019);
  • Mrs Evelyn Crooks for her dedicated secretarial support (2011 - 2020);
  • Mrs Elsbeth Hamilton for her dedicated secretarial support (2011 - 2020);
  • Dr Tamara Brown, former systematic reviewer (2020 - 2021);
  • Prof John Fletcher, former editor (retired from editiorial team December 2021).