The activities performed by Cochrane Ecuador are based on ten key principles of Cochrane Central’s work:

1. Collaboration-. By fostering global cooperation, teamwork, and open and transparent communication and decision-making.

2. Building on the enthusiasm of individuals-. By involving, supporting, and training people of different skills and backgrounds.

3. Avoiding duplication of effort-. By good management, coordination, and effective internal communications to maximize the economy of effort.

4. Minimizing bias-. Through a variety of approaches such as scientific rigor, ensuring broad participation, and avoiding conflicts of interest.

5. Keeping up-to-date-. By a commitment to ensure that Cochrane Reviews are maintained through identification and incorporation of new evidence.

6. Striving for relevance-. By promoting the assessment of health questions using outcomes that matter to people making choices in health and health care.

7. Promoting access-. By wide dissemination of our outputs, taking advantage of strategic alliances, and promoting appropriate access models and delivery solutions to meet the needs of users worldwide.

8. Ensuring quality-. By applying for advances in methodology, developing systems for quality improvement, and being open and responsive to criticism.

9. Continuity-. By ensuring that responsibility for reviews, editorial processes, and key functions is maintained and renewed.

10. Enabling wide participation-. By reducing barriers to contributing and by encouraging diversity.