Published Cochrane Review
If the Cochrane Protocol or Review is published, the author(s) can submit the abstract to the conference without seeking additional permission. The author(s) must include the citation to the Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).
Unpublished Cochrane Review
If the Cochrane Protocol or Review is still in development and the author(s) wishes to submit an abstract to a conference, then the author will need to include an appropriate citation, such as, “This abstract is based on a draft and [pre-peer review/post-peer review] version of a [Protocol for a Cochrane Review/Cochrane Review]. Upon completion and approval, the final version is expected to be published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (www.cochranelibrary.com)."