Update to Subheadings in RevMan Web: Addition of 'Summary of findings and assessment of the certainty of the evidence'
We will be adding in a new subheading to the Methods section where people will describe their approach to rating the certainty of the evidence and preparing Summary of Findings tables. Given the importance of describing GRADE methods in the review it is advisable to add the information about GRADE and preparing Summary of Findings tables under this heading. Whilst this information is included in many reviews, it is done so variably: sometimes as part of Data synthesis, Assessment of risk of bias, or under a user-defined heading at the end of the Methods section. The new Handbook chapter provides the basis for a standardised heading (see https://training.cochrane.org/handbook/current/chapter-iii#section-iii-3-3-3), and following informal consultation we have decided to add a new level 3 subheading 'Summary of findings and assessment of the certainty of the evidence'.
Where will the new heading be placed?
It will be placed as the last subheading under Data collection and analysis in the Methods section.
Will this be a fixed heading?
It is a fixed heading in RevMan Web. Note that authors who are only working in RevMan 5 will not see this heading but can add it in as a user defined heading.
What happens when a review that is available in RevMan Web is checked out in RevMan 5? Will the heading just happily show?
If a review that is available in RevMan Web is checked out in RevMan 5, the heading will be shown as a level 3 heading.
When will this be switched on in RevMan Web?
This will be enabled from Thursday 5th December in RevMan Web. Reviews which are available in RevMan Web, and are currently checked out in RevMan 5, will not be updated until they are checked in.
Will authors need to add this heading in if they are working in both RevMan Web and RevMan 5?
No. If a review is accessed in RevMan Web, the heading will be added in.