Cochrane South Asia

Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Lead person

Prathap Tharyan

Main interests  

  • Preparing and updating Cochrane systematic reviews in malaria, TB and other infectious diseases particular to the South Asian region.
  • Training, facilitating and supporting Cochrane systematic reviewers throughout the country. 

Consortium work areas 

  • Updating and maintaining the South Asian Database Of Controlled Clinical Trials.
  • Training and support for review authors in preparing and updating reviews.

Current projects 

Nationwide study and survey on snake-bites in collaboration with 15 healthcare centres, including mission hospitals, from various states across the country.

Consortium staff and affiliates


Dr. Prathap Tharyan,

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Richard Kirubakaran,      
Research Scientist 

Jabez Paul Barnabas,         
Trial Search Co-ordinator 
& Administrator                       

Prof. Thambu David Sudarsanam
Honorary Consultant




Venkatesh Parasarathy,     
Computer Programmer
& Web designer

Samuel Victor,
Accounts Officer

Dr. Anand Viswanathan          
Senior Research Scientist