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 Cochrane Groups is populated from the group properties in Archie.

Check Cochrane's list of Methods 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, please contact

How can I use Archie group roles to keep track of my group membership?

Methods Groups have the following roles available. 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?
Super UserAdminister the group and group rolesYES
ConvenorLeadership of groupNO
Group MemberAddress book of core group membersNO
Mailing listAddress book of interested contactsNO
OtherUsage optionalNO


Grants permissions to access staff resourcesNO
Web PublisherGrants permissions to edit websitesNO

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

Role Specifications might include:

  • Coordinator
  • Co-Convenor
  • Group administrator
  • Mailing list

You can adjust group roles to reflect people's level of engagement in your group. 

Why are group roles important?

See Super Users' guide to Archie.