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.

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Below, you'll find links to key resources to help you write your Cochrane review.

Essential resources for review authors


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,

More resources

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

Updated on: September 16, 2013, 12:03

Comments for improvement or correction are welcome.