Specialised register

Managing your specialised register

There are a variety of training resources available to help you manage your specialised register with CRS Web.

Videos and quick reference guides

A range of short training CRS Web videos and PDF Quick Reference Guides have been produced by the CIS support team.

Webinar and training recordings

Webinar: new tracking features from July 2018 CRS release (part 1)

Webinar: new tracking features from July 2018 CRS release (part 2)

Webinar new features from January 2018 CRS release 

CIS handbook

CIS Handbook (Chapter 4) - useful information on developing and maintaining your specialised register.


Best practice guidance for reporting on specialised register maintenance - a document giving guidance on where and how maintenance of a Cochrane specialised register should be reported. The guidance was produced by CIS Support and approved by the CIS Executive.

CRS import filters

CRS search syntax

A guide to CRS search syntax.

CENTRAL eligibility
Randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomised controlled trials, controlled before and after studies and interrupted time series are the study designs eligible for publication in CENTRAL. The CERT group have produced guidance on which other reports may be eligible for publication:

The HarmoniSR Guidance for formatting core (or mandatory) fields in reference and study records in the Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS)

Cochrane Crowd

Identifying RCTs - Crowd tasks for identifying RCTs

Identifying trials

Identifying trials  - resources for searching for and identifying trials.