Writing the protocol for a DTA review


This is a recorded video slidecast presentation by Rob Scholten, director of Cochrane Netherlands, delivered at a two-day workshop hosted by Cochrane Netherlands.

This presentation explains why it is important to have a protocol for a systematic review. It also describes the elements of the Cochrane DTA Protocol and its structure in the RevMan software. Examples and tips for writing a good and readable protocol are given. Finally, some common errors in the protocols of DTA reviews are listed.

Please note you will need to have Microsoft Silverlight installed in order to play the presentations. 

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Describe the rationale for protocols of systematic reviews
  • Recognize the structure of a Cochrane DTA Protocol in RevMan
  • Produce content for a Cochrane DTA Protocol in RevMan

Writing the protocol for a DTA review

Author information: 
Scholten, Rob

Thanks to Cochrane Netherlands.