Handbooks and manuals
Take the time to look through:
- Cochrane information on diagnostic test accuracy reviews
- Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods website with the Supplemental handbook under the Resourses tab and the Cochrane methods for additional documentation eg MECIR.
- Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) -' methodological standards to which all Cochrane Protocols, Reviews, and Updates are expected to adhere'.
- If your review is on public health evaluation and education have a look at the EPPI Centre guide, some of their methods publications, and this LibGuide on systematic reviews in education and the social sciences from the UCL Institute of Education.
- If your review is on 'educational, behavioural, financial, regulatory and organisational interventions designed to improve health professional practice and the organisation of health care services' have a look at the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care EPOC site.
- Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration for evidence informed education in the medical and health professions has guidance on Preparing a BEME review.
- Complex interventions: If your review topic is considered 'complex' (eg behavioural intervention, eg 'how to increase adherence with daily aspirin after myocardial infarction') it is recommended you read the articles in the AHRQ Series on Complex Intervention Systematic Reviews
- Collaboration for Environmental Evidence has Guidelines and Standards for Evidence synthesis in Environmental Management.
- Dekkers OM, Vandenbroucke JP, Cevallos M, Renehan AG, Altman DG, Egger M. COSMOS-E: guidance on conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies of etiology. PLoS medicine. 2019 Feb 21;16(2):e1002742.
- PROMs see COSMIN methodology for systematic reviews of Patient‐Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and the COSMIN website
If you are interested in different software packages for different steps in the systematic review process have a look at:
Lists of tools