The links below should contain all of the relevant documents that an author will require to get started with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. If you would like to recommend additional resources and free software that you have used please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about resources available to reviewers, please contact Claire.Irving@nottingham.ac.uk
Review Manager (RevMan) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews.
You can use RevMan for protocols and full reviews. It is most useful when you have formulated the question for the review, and allows you to prepare the text, build the tables showing the characteristics of studies and the comparisons in the review, and add study data. It can perform meta-analyses and present the results graphically.
RevMan - download for free (28.5MB)
RevMan HAL is a free open-source aid for Review Manager 5
Plot digitizer - free software for data extraction when only plots available
Here are a selection of online software that can be used when raw data isn't available. They provide accurate extraction of raw data from pictures of plots (both linear and logarithmic).
Plot digitizer http://plotdigitizer.sourceforge.net/
WebPlotDigitizer (web-based, no installation required) http://arohatgi.info/WebPlotDigitizer/
G3data (open-source Java-based tool) https://github.com/pn2200/g3data
Quickstart guide for Archie and RevMan
RevMan - step-by-step guide
GRADE Pro - a 60min presentation on the 5 assessment critria, by Prof Holger Schunemann
Examples and Guidelines For Reviewers
Cochrane Schizophrenia Group Translation network
Cochrane Newcomers Guide
Cochrane Collaboration Web Page
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (formerly the Reviewers' Handbook)
Cochrane Library Web Page