Author resources

Author Resources

A Cochrane author's most important resource is their Cochrane Review Group. Your Co-ordinating Editor (CE), Managing Editor (ME) and Trials Search Co-ordinator (TSC) are likely to be able to answer your questions, give you advice and help, and send you to the sources of information you need.

The following are some other resources useful to Cochrane authors.

About your review

Online Learning Resources for Undertaking a Systematic Review

This set of online learning modules was developed by world-leading experts and features over 10 hours of self-directed learning. The modules are designed to help you work through all the key topics needed to complete a Cochrane Review, along with some more advanced topics. They include presentations, interactive exercises and links to further reading.

The following 9 modules are currently available;

  1. (Free module, log in required) Introduction to conducting systematic reviews
  2. (Restricted) Writing the review protocol
  3. (Restricted) Searching for studies
  4. (Restricted) Selecting studies and collecting data
  5. (Restricted) Introduction to study quality and risk of bias
  6. (Restricted) Analysing the data
  7. (Restricted) Interpreting the findings
  8. (Restricted) Reporting the review
  9. (Restricted) Introduction to health economics

These online materials are available to Cochrane authors with an Archie login. http://training.cochrane.org/interactivelearning


Cochrane Pathway Resources

Each of these resources is designed to be a standalone learning unit although they are presented here as a progressive learning pathway.  You may choose to access the resources in any order you wish, although those new to Cochrane and systematic reviewing may find it most productive to work through the resources in the order presented.

http://training.cochrane.org/path/cochrane-consumers-pathway


A three-part tutorial series about using the calculator in the RevMan software, by Chris Cates, Senior Fellow in Cochrane Methods Training.
youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-DFRXToqEVxlbJc5crTqkMINOfiukNJM


Information about the Research Excellence Framework
ref.ac.uk


RevMan
RevMan software download
RevMan documentation


The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

Chapter 4 contains information about how to structure your protocol.


Cochrane UK face-to-face and online workshops for review authors. 
uk.cochrane.org/RA workshops 1-4


Resources for authors of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews
srdta.cochrane.org


NIHR Complex Review Support UNi (CRSU) offers support to Cochrane authors

About Cochrane

Making sense of research in evidence 


A helpful introductory guide to Cochrane for new authors.
http://www.cochrane.org/about-us


A guide to Archie, the collaboration's central server for managing documents and contacts details.
tech.cochrane.org/archie/documentation


Other

Cochrane Training site

Presenting and promoting your complete review.
community.cochrane.org/brand