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Cochrane Resources

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions  The official guide for conducting a systematic review for Cochrane. Contains information on process, methodological instruction, and more.

Cochrane Style Guide  The official guide for preferred spellings, punctuation, reference formatting, etc. used in Cochrane Reviews. PDFs are available for both the full guide and a 2 page brief guide.

Archie is the Web interface to RevMan --the electronic review managment software used by the Cochrane Collaboration. Download RevMan. When you become an author on a Cochrane systematic review, you will need an Archie account.  EPOC authors may request an Archie account from EPOC Managing Editor: jworswick@ohri.ca or TSC mfiander@ohri.ca 

GradePro Software used to create Summary of Findings (SoF) tables in Cochrane systematic reviews.

PRISMA  (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Authors of Cochrane sytematic reviews are required to include a PRISMA flow diagram and to consult the PRISMA checklist during preparation of a review.  Downloads of the checklist and flow chart examples are available at the PRISMA Website; PRISMA is discussed in The Cochrane Handbook, Part 2, 11.2.1 and 11.2.a.

Cochrane Policy Manual  The Policy Manual provides an overview of the structure and operations of the Cochrane Collaboration. Authors will also find information on co-publication or republication of Cochrane systematic reviews (section 2.2.5).

MECIR (Methodological Expectations for the conduct of Cochrane Intervention Reviews)  These are the general standards. Authors of EPOC reviews should use EPOC annotated standards. http://epoc.cochrane.org/epoc-author-resources

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