The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a database of studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of healthcare and social interventions. The register includes journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, conference abstracts and reports of ongoing methodological research. Relevant records are identified by the UK Cochrane Centre through handsearching and sources including MEDLINE.
The register aims to include all published reports of empirical methodological studies that could be relevant for inclusion in a Cochrane methodology review, along with comparative and descriptive studies relevant to the conduct of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions.
CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article.
Finding methodological research in databases is challenging. This led to Cochrane UK members (Mike Clarke, Sally Hopewell, and Anne Eisinga) setting up the Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR). Unfortunately, this database is no longer updated and was archived in 2012 but remains accessible. Any queries regarding the CMR should be sent to Jackie Chandler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Methods Co-ordinator, Editorial and Methods Department.