Training and support for Cochrane review authors

Cochrane Australia provides training and support for authors and editors around the country. Throughout the year we hold regular workshops designed to meet the needs of both new and more experienced authors and researchers. Introductory training for new authors covers the methods required for most systematic reviews of interventions.

In 2019 a major update of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions will be released. A lot has changed in the 10 years since the current edition was published, particularly around the inclusion of non-randomised and qualitative evidence, and the quantitative synthesis and presentation of results when meta-analysis is not possible. The three-day introductory course will incorporate these and other new methods.

From time to time we run special workshops covering more advanced topics, or hosted by interested organisations. We also hold an annual symposium for regional contributors, which provides an in-depth look at current methodological and organisational issues that affect review authors, staff of Cochrane groups, and other interested contributors.

For more information about Cochrane Training and for access to online training materials visit

For any enquiries regarding training or workshops in Australia, please contact the training team on +61 3 9903 0366 or at