Reviews and methods data request form

Please use this form to request data relating to Cochrane reviews and methods for research purposes. Some examples include data to support methodological research to advance the conduct of systematic reviews, to illustrate longitudinal publishing trends or to identify evidence gaps to inform future research. There are many reasons why researchers contact Cochrane to request data and we make every effort to facilitate requests that aim to further knowledge for the benefit of Cochrane's audiences. Please provide as much relevant information as possible to enable your request to be processed promptly.

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Your form will initially be submitted to the Cochrane Community Support team, and then sent for approval by a member of the Editorial and Methods Department, and the Cochrane Data Protection Officer. If the request is approved, it will be passed to the appropriate team for completion. 

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