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Who to contact

If you are new to Cochrane and will annotate for your CRG please contact Deirdre Beecher for guidance and training, and also access to our tools.

What is PICO annotation 

(to be added - DB)

What tools do I use and where are they


  • There are three tools that you will need to use each time you annotate
  • Log in with your Cochrane account credentials (Vocabulary does not require login)
Names are hyperlinkedDescription
PICO annotator widgetThis widget is found beside the review sections that need to be annotated i.e. Methods, Studies & Analyses
Linkeddata QA DashboardHere you will see any annotations you have started, are working on or completed
Linkeddata Vocabulary

Search for terms to

  • view broader and narrrower terms
  • view other reviews and studies that have used the terms


  • Slack has an annotation guidance channel which is used as a discussion forum to post queries, comments and resolve problems


  • All our guidance is documented here in Confluence.

How do I annotate?

See guidance on PICO Components.

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