Tools for reviewers

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Handbookcontains methodological guidance for the preparation and maintenance of Cochrane intervention reviews. Written in a clear and accessible format, it is the essential manual for all those preparing, maintaining and reading Cochrane reviews.

It is possible to buy the book at the following link:

If you are working on a review of diagnostic test accuracy, follow this link for dedicated resources and support. 

RevMan is the software used for preparing and maintaining rm5Cochrane reviews.

You can use RevMan for protocols and full reviews. It is most useful when you have formulated the question for the review, and allows you to prepare the text, build the tables showing the characteristics of studies and the comparisons in the review, and add study data. It can perform meta-analyses and present the results graphically.

Together with Archie, RevMan forms the Cochrane Information Management System (IMS), which is designed to enable contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration to meet the demands of producing high quality systematic reviews of the evidence of the effects of healthcare and deliver these for publication in The Cochrane Library and elsewhere.

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