Resources for review authors

Below are some links and files for downloading which will assist you in writing your systematic review.

Before a protocol (or review) can be developed, a review team must complete a Title Proposal form, available from Successful review teams will receive formal confirmation of their title registration, along with other resources for developing a protocol.

All versions of your protocol (and subsequently your review) are stored on Cochrane's central server ('Archie') and can be downloaded ('checked out') into Review Manager (RevMan), Cochrane's review writing and editing software.

The specific software developed by Cochrane for the development of systematic reviews is Review Manager (RevMan). This can be downloaded free of charge. 
The RevMan Help menu provides access to a number of valuable resources. The RevMan Exercise is a self-training package that will lead authors through the basics of preparing a Cochrane review in RevMan. It is automatically installed with RevMan, and can be accessed from the Help menu, along with the Cochrane Handbook and the Style Guide. We also suggest you print the RevMan User Guide. 

In order to access the RevMan file, all co-authors should register for a user account with Archie. Please note that authors without a registered title will not be given access to Archie.