Resources

Handbooks and guides

RevMan

  • RevMan web page - documentation and support for software for preparing and maintaining Cochrane reviews, or think about using...
  • RevMan Web - is the next generation of Cochrane’s software for preparing and maintaining systematic reviews. Sign up to use RevMan Web for your review or update
  • Training and support for RevMan Web is also available

GRADE resources

  • GRADEproGDT - is the software used to create 'Summary of findings' (SoF) tables in Cochrane systematic reviews
  • GRADE Handbook

Covidence

Covidence - enables authors to import citations, screen titles and abstracts, upload references, screen full text references, assess risk of bias, perform data extraction, and export data in a range of formats

Specialised reporting

Search-related resources

Resources are available to assist Cochrane Review authors. Access to the resources requires log-in

  • De-duplicator - designed to automatically detect and remove duplicate records with an optional review stage to minimise errors.
  • Word Frequency Analyser - counts the number of terms that appear in the title, abstract and keywords of a list of relevant articles so you know which terms to include in your search strategy.
  • Polyglot Search Translator – enables writing an Ovid MEDLINE or PubMed search strategy and convert it to run in other health databases such as Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Scopus and Web of Science.
  • EndNote Helper - a companion application to EndNote software; uses hotkeys to assign references to a group to make screening faster and easier, and to look for PDFs in various locations, such as institutional libraries, Google Scholar and PubMed.
  • RevMan Replicant (in development - beta version). Requires log in RevMan Replicant automatically compiles a results section from data analysis tables (forest plots), for abstract and results sections of articles.

Identifying translators for studies in different languages

A handy guide has been developed to help find translators

Training workshops (face to face)

Timetable and registration information to attend Australian training workshops scheduled for this year is available here.  Information on all international workshops and courses in review production are listed on the Cochrane Workshops and courses page.

Cochrane Training, online learning

  • Cochrane Training online learning. This is the essential resource for all Cochrane review authors. Organised in collections of resources to help authors locate the most relevant guidance
  • Open Learning Materials - learn the steps in convenient online modules which supplement the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook to help you develop skills and complete your review. Contact training@cochrane.org for more information.