Writing a review

Cochrane handbooks

  1. Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (official guide to producing Cochrane systematic reviews)
  2. Cochrane systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies 
  3. Cochrane Style Resources (designed to help you use a consistent style when writing your Cochrane review)


  1. Revman software   (documentation and support for the software you use to prepare your Cochrane review)
  2. GRADEpro (GRADEprofiler is the software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables in Cochrane reviews) 

Reporting guidelines

Methodological expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) (conduct of and reporting in protocols and reviews)

CONSORT - CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials
PRISMA (formerly QUOROM) - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses
STROBE - Strengthening Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology
EQUATOR Network - collection of reporting guidelines 

Publication agreements
Re-publishing reviews in other scientific journals: co-publication agreements

Cochrane training 
Contact Cochrane Centres and branches or Review Groups about courses in review production. Courses and workshops are also listed on the Cochrane news and events page.

Online Learning Modules - for authors of Cochrane reviews.

Training resources provided by other organisations
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, York, UK