The CIS support team have created short video tutorials that are convenient to watch, along with accompanying PDF guides.
There are more coming soon, but if you have any requests for short video how-tos, please contact the CIS Support team: email@example.com
Access and basics
What account should you use to log into the CRS? Who has access? - Oct 2017
The dashboard - what the dashboard is and how to add items and remove items - Feb 2018
What is a segment? - Oct 2017
New Layouts - CRS Webinar Jun 2019 NEW!
Video (14:03 mins)
Q&A from New Layouts CRS Webinar (various questions including on the Classifier & deduplication) NEW!
Video (14:00 mins)
How to add and remove records from folders - how to use the various options for adding records to folders - Feb 2018
Working with folders - how to add new folders, rename, share and delete them - Feb 2018
CENTRAL and CRS Web
Publishing to CENTRAL routines - October 2018
Publishing to CENTRAL - the automated duplicates check - Apr 2019 NEW!
Searching CENTRAL - how to search CENTRAL via CRS Web - Feb 2018
Adding included studies to CENTRAL - how to add studies that have been included in a Cochrane review to CENTRAL via CRS Web - Feb 2018
Identifying records in your segment, register and with your Group tag in CENTRAL - how to find records in your segment and register in CRS Web - Feb 2018
Finding records through simple search - Apr 2019 NEW!
How to search CENTRAL, specialised registers and segments via CRS, and the difference between them - Mar 2019 NEW!
Searching and Cochrane Crowd decisions: what is the Cochrane Crowd search, and how can I apply it to a search in CRS Web? April 2019
How to convert a search from CENTRAL via Wiley or CRSO to CRS Web - May 2018
An overview of the CT.gov interface in CRS Web, how to search it and import records - May 2018
ClinicalTrials.gov: restoring excluded records - how to restore CT.gov records that you've previously excluded from your CRS segment - Feb 2018
Working with records
Working with records: how records look in the CRS, and the functionality you have access to within the "Fields" tab - May 2018
Record listing and field preferences - Mar 2019
Viewing and editing Register records - Mar 2019
Working with records: an overview of the tabs (other than the fields tab), and what to do about the message "This record matches someone else's, and some fields are different to yours. Click here to see them" - May 2018
Adding and removing attachments from CRS records - Mar 2019 NEW!
Global editing records: how to use the global edit feature to change a batch of records in CRS Web - Jul 2017
How to exclude records from CRS Web - Jul 2017
What's what on the tracking screen - Apr 2019 NEW!
Finding included studies through the tracking screen - Apr 2019 NEW!
Sending records to authors via the tracking screen - Apr 2019 NEW!
How to use tracking for older reviews - how to add references previously sent to an author for a review to the tracking screen - Feb 2018
Triaging - tools to help you to screen records in CRS Web - Feb 2018
Highlighting text: how to highlight words within a reference’s abstract to help with screening records for inclusion in a review group’s trials register - Feb 2017
Using the RCT Classifier - April 2019
Creating new deduplication filters - how to create a deduplication filter in CRS Web - Feb 2018
Deduplicating and merging one or more records - May 2018
Dealing with duplicate legacy records from CRS stand-alone: how to manage records when you get the message: "One of more of these records contain duplicate group records. These must be dealt with before you can action the duplicate records found - May 2018
How to remove a duplicate from a list of references, by merging records together - May 2018
Importing records into CRS Web - basics - Feb 2018
Which import filter should I use? - November 2017
Import error: explains why you might get the message “An unusually low number of bibliographic fields were found in the upload process for some fields” - Feb 2017
Importing options - importing records into CRS Web: the different options for new and existing records - Feb 2018
Creating import filters - how to create your own import filters in CRS Web - Feb 2018
How to export records - takes you through the different options for exporting records from CRS Web - Feb 2018
This video looks at the HarmoniSR guidance, which determines the correct format for records that will be published in CENTRAL - May 2018
Using the Screen4Me service in the CRS - March 2019
How to deal with retractions in CRS Web - October 2018
Retracted publications (CRS & CENTRAL) - CRS Webinar - Jun 2019 NEW!
Video (11:38 mins)