General Resources

General resources

  • Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - the official guide to producing Cochrane reviews
  • RevMan - documentation and support for software for preparing and maintaining Cochrane reviews
  • Archie - documentation and support for the internet based repository for Cochrane's documents and contact details
  • GRADEpro - (GRADEprofiler) is the software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables in Cochrane systematic reviews
  • Covidence - screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors 
  • Cochrane Style Manual - compare your Cochrane Review against the official style guide
  • Re-publishing of reviews - refer to the Cochrane Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource for an explanation of procedures and here for information if you wish to re-publish your review in another scientific journal
  • Reporting Guidelines 
    CONSORT - reporting of RCTs and PRISMA - preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    STROBE - reporting of observational studies in epidemiology
    EQUATOR Network - collection of reporting guidelines
  • Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group
  • Submission deadlines - for information on deadlines for Copy Edit Support and module/CENTRAL submissions, as well as publication dates for The Cochrane Library contact CGF's Managing Editor ( We now have a continuous publication model known as Publish-when-ready so publication now occurs within hours after the last publication form has been submitted

If you have expertise in some aspect of healthcare, consider joining the relevant Cochrane Review Group. You can also engage in Cochrane through the new Join Cochrane site that details the ways you can contribute to our work.