Author resources


A Cochrane author's most important resource is their Cochrane Review Group. Your Co-ordinating Editor (CE), Managing Editor (ME) and Information Specialist (IS) 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.


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.

A three-part tutorial series about using the calculator in the RevMan software, by Chris Cates, Senior Fellow in Cochrane Methods Training.

Information about the Research Excellence Framework

RevMan software download
RevMan documentation

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

Cochrane UK workshops for review authors. 

Resources for authors of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews

About Cochrane

Making sense of research in evidence 

A helpful introductory guide to Cochrane for new authors.

A guide to Archie, the collaboration's central server for managing documents and contacts details.


Cochrane Training site

Presenting and promoting your complete review.