Information for authors & researchers
All authors of Cochrane systematic reviews have access to training and support resources from the Cochrane Collaboration, Complete information about training is provided on our dedicated Cochrane Training website.
Below, you'll find links to key resources to help you write your Cochrane review.
- Introduction to Cochrane Reviews
- Registering a title - it's essential to register your interest in writing a review with the Cochrane Review Group responsible for publishing reviews in your area.
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - the official handbook describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane reviews of the effects of interventions.
- RevMan - download the software used to prepare and maintain Cochrane reviews, and find documentation and support.
- Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) - this tool provides authors and users of The Cochrane Library with clear and transparent expectations of review conduct and reporting and facilitates support and monitoring functions co-ordinated by the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU).
- Diagnostic reviews - if you're working on a review of diagnostic test accuracy, follow this link for dedicated resources and support.
In person: A range of face-to-face workshops and events are presented by Cochrane Centres and other groups around the world. Click here for a listing of workshops and events, or see the website of your local Cochrane Centre for workshops near you.
Our annual Cochrane Colloquium incorporates a varied programme of training workshops as part of the conference schedule.
Online: A series of interactive online learning modules (developed by the UK Cochrane Centre) and other resources are available on the Cochrane Training website. In addition, Cochrane Canada Live is a series of interactive webinars presented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre,
Writing your review
- Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials - database of over 600,000 records of randomised trials that is a recommended source for all authors, available through The Cochrane Library
- Cochrane Style Resource - compare your review against the official style guide
- GRADEpro - download the additional software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables for Cochrane reviews, and find documentation and support.
- Glossary - definitions of Cochrane Collaboration and methodological terms
- PRISMA (formerly QUOROM) - good reporting guidelines for systematic reviews
- Collaborating online - a guide for review teams on effective remote collaboration
- Cross-cultural communication - a guide for review teams working internationally and across cultures
- Commercial sponsorship - the Cochrane Collaboration's policy on commercial funding
- Cochrane Community - registered authors with a user name and password can also access our community website and find policy and procedure documents, the authors' discussion forum and more.
Publication and dissemination
- Licence for Publication - information about our licence and how to sign the online form
- Co-publishing reviews in other journals - see our publishing policy
- Citations - good practice when citing Cochrane publications
- Podcasting - a guide to creating your own podcast
- Cochrane books and journals - published by Wiley Blackwell
- Discount for Cochrane review authors from Wiley Blackwell