Cochrane Information Specialists' Handbook

This resource is not fully up to date. Please, use appropriate judgement when consulting this resource to support Information Specialist’s tasks for Cochrane. Updated guidance may be available in the current Cochrane Handbook, MECIR Manual and elsewhere.

We acknowledge the earlier contribution to this document of:

Anne Littlewood and Charlene Bridges (Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team)
Liz Doney (Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team / Cochrane Skin Group)
Lynn Hampson (Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group)
Gail Higgins (Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Group)
Karen Hovhannisyan (Cochrane Information and Knowledge Management Department)
Ruth Foxlee (Cochrane Editorial Unit)
Vittoria Lutje (Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group)
Candida Fenton (Cochrane Central Executive Team)

Sections from this handbook should be cited as: Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team. [# Section title]. In: Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team (editors). Cochrane Information Specialists’ Handbook (updated [date]). Cochrane, [date cited]. Available from: