essential resources

This page contains links to essential software and guidance for completing your protocol, review and update.  These can be accessed individually below or via the author starter kit.

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - the official guide to producing Cochrane reviews (Version 6, updated 2019)

What's new in Vesion 6 of the Handbook? - key updates highlighted

Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) - highly desirable and mandatory requirements for conduct and reporting of new reviews

RevMan - software to prepare and maintain Cochrane reviews

Common errors and good practice when writing a review protocol - 90 minutes webinar to help to avoid common errors at an early stage

Common errors and good practice in intervention reviews - a list of common errors and suggestions for good practice as identified by the Central Editorial Unit

Covidence - is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors

Top tips for Covidence - handy guide to help you get started with Covidence

GRADE - online learning resources will help you understand the GRADE approach and use it in the preparation of your Cochrane Review.

Using GRADE and presenting 'Summary of findings' how to use GRADE to assess the quality of the evidence in a systematic review and how to present the evidence in a 'Summary of findings' table by using the GRADEpro GDT software

Describing results - recommended statistical wording to help you describe your findings accurately

GRADEpro - software to create Summary of Findings table

Involving People - an online learning resource for review authors to support getting people involved in the production of reviews

Cochrane Style Manual - the formatting guide for Cochrane reviews