CIS Support Team

CIS Support provides induction training, ongoing training, and support to all Cochrane Information Specialists (CISs) in all aspects of their role within a Cochrane Review Group. A CIS Support Team Digest newsletter is also produced monthly, see newsletters below for back issues. About the CIS Support Team  Helpdesk / Contact us: 

Information Specialists Discussion Forum

This moderated forum is a place for Cochrane Information Specialists (CISs) to ask questions, discuss ideas, share resources, and find ways to help and support one another. If you haven't used the forums before, to gain access contact Robin Featherstone ( CIS Forum

CIS executive

Send your comments, questions or concerns to the Cochrane Information Specialists Executive. Further information about the CIS executive.


CIS Support Team Digest – a monthly newsletter full of news and useful tips

Cochrane Connect - Cochrane's official external newsletter

Review and Methods Digest - provides information on developments that are related to our reviews, the Cochrane Library, and methodological developments

Discussion lists

There are a number of email discussion lists that you can subscribe to, see below for a comprehensive list. Discussion lists

CIS Meetings

Minutes of meetings

CIS Journal club

Cochrane Information Specialists' journal clubs occur quarterly and are synchronous meetings where facilitators present articles of interest to the IS community in an inclusive forum for knowledge sharing and networking. To join the journal club, nominate a topic or article, or volunteer as a facilitator, please contact

CIS Handbook

CIS Handbook - Chapter 9 Information on communication channels for CIS

Getting Support with Cochrane Software

For problems with the Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS) that are technical issues: contact and your query will be forwarded to Metaxis.

For other software enquiries, please send an email to