The Contact Person for each published Cochrane Review receives an online complimentary subscription to the Cochrane Library. The complimentary subscription lasts for 2.5 years from the publication date of the most recent citation version. This does not apply to Protocols.
The Contact Person for each Cochrane Review will receive an automated notification from Archie with details on how to set up their complimentary subscription once all the licence for publication forms for the review have been signed. Complimentary access will start once the Cochrane Review has been published. Further information is available in Archie Help.
Each Cochrane Group is entitled to at least one complimentary subscription.
People need to have their complimentary subscription activated before the next steps; see Archie Help for instructions on how to activate a complimentary subscription. Contact authors of Cochrane Reviews can access their complimentary subscription as soon as all co-authors have signed the licence for publication form for the Cochrane Review.
From 20 August 2013 onwards, people with activated complimentary access need to login to Archie and click on the link to the Cochrane Library at the top of the page. This takes the user directly to the Cochrane Library. These steps need to be followed each time the person wishes to gain full access to the Cochrane Library.
Contact Persons for Cochrane Reviews or other people or entities with a complimentary subscription are able to donate their complimentary subscription to someone else with an entry in Archie.