PROSPERO, launched in February 2011, is the international prospective register of systematic reviews in health and social care. Led by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, this online database is free to search, and open for free registration to anyone undertaking a systematic review with a health-related outcome.
All protocols for Cochrane Reviews of interventions and of diagnostic test accuracy published from 1 October 2013 onwards are being automatically added to PROSPERO. PROSPERO will send an email to the contact author each time a record is included in the register; and when the full review is published. Registration is usually completed within five working days. If there are any queries the contact author can contact the PROSPERO administration staff at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, York, UK. See the PROSPERO site for further information.