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Some useful links for Cochrane authors and editors:

The Cochrane Oral Health website contains contact details, a full list of our reviews, protocols and titles, and information about us.

The Cochrane website has lots of useful resources plus news on all things Cochrane.

You can join Cochrane by signing up as a supporter, and depending on your contribution, you may be offered membership. Membership allows you to vote in elections and means that you can stand for internal governance positions. Find out more and join.

The Cochrane Library is the home of all published Cochrane Reviews and Protocols. Abstracts can be browsed online, and you may have full-text access depending on where you live (check the Wiley access pages for information on your access).

The Cochrane Handbook is the must have resource for any author writing a Cochrane Systematic Review. It comes in three parts and 22 chapters covering all aspects of the review including: a guide to the contents of a review and protocol, searching for studies, assessing risk of bias, analysing data and undertaking meta analyses.

Want to know about the inner workings of Cochrane? See the Cochrane Editoral and Publishing Policy Resource for information.

What are mandatory and highly desirable features of Cochrane Reviews? See the Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR).

How should my review be formatted? How should the final product look? All the answers are in the Cochrane Style Manual.

Cochrane uses a customized information system known as Archie. All authors are given an Archie account, and there is an Archie guide to help you navigate through the system.

Rev Man (short for Review Manager) is specialist software used to write and edit Cochrane reviews. Find help and what’s new on the Cochrane Rev Man pages.

Cochrane authors have free access to Covidence, a tool which streamlines systematic review production. Access Covidence.

Want some training? See the Cochrane Training Website for details of workshops, courses and online modules.

The Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools is a great initiative to update Wikipedia with evidence, including Cochrane review evidence. They welcome new members – see their website for information!

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