Essential resources for editors

Essential resources

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - the official guide to producing Cochrane reviews

Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) - highly desirable and mandatory requirements for conduct and reporting of new reviews (and updates as per Heart Group policy)

UPDATED OCTOBER 2018 Cochrane Heart methods guidance - please adhere to our Group specific guidance on specific methodological issues

CEU screening tool - this subset of the MECIR standards (above) is a useful tool to review manuscripts.

Common errors - five online modules specifically designed for editors. 

Incorporating GRADE in reviewsadequately incorporate GRADE methods and ratings into the text of your Cochrane review

Avoid interpreting results as statistically significant - a brief document from Cochrane Vascular


GRADE and Summary of Findings Tables pathway and webinar - It is mandatory to include a Summary of Findings table for patient-relevant outcomes in your review/update as well as GRADE assessments of the quality of the evidence. 

Training modules for editors - learn online with these modules.