Data collection

Data collection can be done a number of ways. Here are some tools to help:

  1. Use word documents. You can base these on the Cochrane data collection form for RCTs or the Cochrane data collection form for RCTs and NRS
  2. Use a spreadsheet. We have prepared this spreadsheet which allows you to record literature search decisions, data from multiarm trials, and communications with trial authors
  3. The Cochrane recommended tools are Covidence and EPPI-reviewer : https://community.cochrane.org/tools/review-production-tools/covidence/resources

We recommend that whatever you use, you try your chosen method out on one or two studies first and be prepared to make modifications