Useful links (protocol development)

Getting started

About Cochrane Accounts

Good practice resources for new Cochrane authors

Support for RevMan

Cochrane Style Manual Basics (pdf) (Home)

Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (Home)

Cochrane guidance

Cochrane Handbook (Home)

    Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR; Home)

    • Conduct standards C1 - 75 (pdf) or link
    • Standards for reporting of protocols of new Cochrane intervention reviews PR1 - 44 (pdf) or link

    Risk of Bias version 2.0 (Home; correct at 5 April 2019)

      GRADE and preparing Summary of findings (SoF) tables

      GRADE resources

      Preparing SoF tables (pdf)

      PaPaS guidance

      RevMan protocol template (suggested text and guidance) download pdf (*updated January 2022*)

      Other guidance

      Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Review Group resources (Home)

      • What are explanatory factors and why should they be included in protocols? (pdf)
      • Incorporating economic evidence (pdf)

      Training, support and webinars

      Task Exchange

      Involving People: getting people involved in review production (including Cochrane Consumers)

      Cochrane Training (Home)


      Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (Home)

      See also our policies page.