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


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.