How can I change my group contact and address information?

Your group contact and address information in Archie must be kept up to date in order to ensure that the details display correctly on the Cochrane website. The list of Review Groups and linked map are populated from the group properties in Archie.

Check Cochrane's list of Review Groups to see if your group’s contact information is up to date and your website URL is listed.

If changes are needed, log in to Archie and follow the instructions in Editing a group.

Please note it may take up to 24 hours for all changes made to show up on other websites, which are fed from Archie. If you edit your group information and the changes do not display after 24 hours, or your location does not update on the group map, please contact

Which group roles should I allocate to people involved with my group?

Review Groups have the following roles available. The permissions attached to each role can be adjusted. See Permissions linked to Review Group roles.

Everyone who works with your group should have the Staff role.

You must notify the Cochrane Central Executive when certain group roles change. See Group roles.

Available group rolesPurpose of Archie group roleDo people with this role have access to Archie?
Administrative AssistantGroup administrationYES
Assistant Information SpecialistGrants access to CRS to maintain segmentYES
Assistant Managing EditorManage editorial processYES
AuthorAccess and edit assigned review documentsYES
Coordinating EditorLeadership of the groupYES
Deputy Coordinating EditorLeadership of the groupYES
EditorAccess and edit review documentsYES
Editorial AssistantManage editorial processYES
Feedback EditorAccess and edit review documentsYES
Information SpecialistGrants access to CRS to maintain segmentYES
Managing EditorManage editorial processYES
Network Associate EditorOversight of Network reviewsYES
Network Senior EditorOversight of Network reviewsYES
Network Support FellowOversight of Network reviewsYES
StaffGrants permissions to access staff resourcesYES
StatisticianProvide statistical feedback on reviewsYES
Super UserAdminister the group and group rolesYES
Affiliated ResearcherGrants temporary permissions to access staff resourcesNO
Consumer ReviewerProvide feedback on reviewsNO
HandsearcherVolunteer contributorsNO
Mailing ListAddress bookNO
OtherVolunteer contributors (with relevant role specification)NO
Peer ReviewerProvide feedback on reviewsNO
Possible ContributorPotential contributorsNO
TranslatorVolunteer contributors (with relevant role specification)NO
Web PublisherGrants permissions to edit websitesNO

Please allocate the Staff role to everyone who works with your group.

You can add Role Specifications to all roles as needed, to manage people's more efficiently. You can choose any specifications you wish.

Role Specifications might include:

  • Coordinator
  • Social media poster
  • Summer Intern

Why are group roles important?

See Super Users' guide to Archie.

What other information do I need to provide in Archie?

Cochrane Review Groups can also specify thematic Topics and Sources of Support. See Editing a group and Topics lists.