If the Cochrane Protocol or Review is published, the author can request permission by using RightsLink, the automated permissions system. Access RightsLink by clicking on the ‘Request Permissions’ linkalongside the published Cochrane Protocol or Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (www.cochranelibrary.com).
If the Cochrane Protocol or Review is still being prepared and one of the authors wishes to include it in whole or in part, then the author(s) may include it as long as the following is included in the dissertation/thesis:
"This is 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)."