Templates as practice reviews

Protocol template

Cochrane Methods Support Unit has developed a protocol template for intervention reviews, with useful guidance on writing your protocol.

Create your own personal copy of the protocol template as a practice review in RevMan Web.

When your template is ready, click on the title to open the protocol template in RevMan Web.


Expand the Text heading to view useful guidance for different sections of your protocol. You can copy and paste useful content into your own protocol.

You can also import our standard references into your protocol. See Import additional references.


Your copy of the template will be available for 7 days. Come back here at any time to recreate a copy!









Plain language summary template

Your Plain language summary is an essential part of your review. When your protocol is published, follow the instructions above to recreate a copy of the protocol template.

Expand the Text heading and the Plain language summary heading to view useful guidance for the Plain language summary section of your review.

You can copy and paste useful content into your own review. Your copy of the template will be available for 7 days. Come back here at any time to recreate a copy!

The Plain language summary template and guidance are also available in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.