Под влиянием неназванных сторон министр здравоохранения планирует уволить Питера Гоче с его поста директора Датского Кокрейновского центра. Подпишите петицию в поддержку Питера — это срочно

In the next few days Peter Gøtzsche might very well be fired from his job due to the pressure exerted by certain organizations. Please sign this letter, circulate it and retweet it urgently so we can still influence the decision by the Danish Ministry of Health.The letter will be sent Monday afternoon.




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,

David Hammerstein, Former Member of the Cochrane Governing Board (2017-2018) and former Member of the European Parliament (2004-2009)


Tom Jefferson MD MRCGP FFPHM, Senior Associate Tutor, University of Oxford

Member, Cochrane Collaboration (1994 — current)


Prof John S Yudkin MD FRCP

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London


Dr Aubrey Blumsohn

Previous Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK


David Carmichael, Executive Director

For most doctors Peter C. Gøtzsche is «the» Cochrane Collaboration, and «the» Nordic Center of the Cochrane. That is, his figure represents both the general work of the Cochrane Collaboration and that of the Copenhagen Center. There is no other name that represents in the world such a model of scientific honesty. His works have given prestige to Denmark and its science. Peter C. Gøtzsche is a Danish physician, medical researcher, and former leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. He co-founded, and has written numerous reviews within the Cochrane collaboration. We need him as a leader in the field of EvidenceBased Medicine.


Апдейт 20181107

Питер Гоче в процессе увольнения из Королевского госпиталя. По тому, как больничный манагер объявил о том, что они стремятся к сохранению Нордического центра в Cochrane Collaboration можно понять, что позиция датского манагера совпадает с позицией лондонского (https://www.rigshospitalet.dk/english/news-and-media/news/Pages/2018/november/status-of-the-situation-at-the-nordic-cochrane-centre.aspx)


Status of the situation at the Nordic Cochrane Centre

Peter Gøtzsche has been suspended by Rigshospitalet until further notice.

6. November 2018, at 17:00

Rigshospitalet has appointed Karsten Juhl Jørgensen as acting head of the Nordic Cochrane Centre until further notice.

The University of Copenhagen has been asked to take charge of supervision of the PhD students until further notice.

  • «Today, I’ve asked all employees and students at the Nordic Cochrane Centre to continue their work as normally as possible during this difficult time,» said Per Jørgensen, Deputy Chief Executive at Rigshospitalet.

  • «We’re striving to ensure that the Nordic Cochrane Centre continues as part of the international Cochrane Collaboration,» concluded Per Jørgensen.

Please address any enquiries to

Marianne Uldall, Head of Press at Rigshospitalet: +45 35 45 53 27



Апдейт 20181110

Питер Гоче опубликовал блог с изложением своих взглядов на ситуацию и ее перспективы, уже как врач и исследователь, а не директор центра



Апдейт 2018 11 13

Том Джефферсон опубликовал пост, объясняющий, почему нынешнее развитие Кокрейн благоприятно для недобросовестной фармы