Cochrane Style Manual
Software

In this section: RevMan | GRADEpro GDT | Covidence | R | Stata

RevMan

Example: Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5) [Computer program]. Version 5.3. Copenhagen: Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration, 2014.

Note: although we now refer to 'Review Manager 5' and 'RevMan 5' in text, the reference ID that should be used for this program remains 'Review Manager 2014'.

Reference type Computer program
English title Review Manager 5 (RevMan 5)
Date of publication 2014
Edition 5.3
Publisher name Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration
City of publication Copenhagen

 

GRADEpro GDT

Example: GRADEpro GDT [Computer program]. Version accessed 6 August 2016. Hamilton (ON): McMaster University (developed by Evidence Prime), 2015. Available at gradepro.org.

Reference type Computer program
English title GRADEpro GDT
Date of publication 2015
Edition

accessed 6 August 2016

Note: when computer programs are browser-based and do not have an explicit version number, supply an accessed date instead of a version number.

Note: do not add 'Version' in Edition field; it is added automatically

Publisher name McMaster University (developed by Evidence Prime)
City of publication Hamilton (ON)
Medium Available at gradepro.org

 

Covidence

Example: Covidence [Computer program]. Version accessed 10 January 2017. Melbourne, Australia: Veritas Health Innovation. Available at covidence.org.

Reference type Computer program
English title Covidence
Date of publication  
Edition

accessed 10 January 2017

Note: when computer programs are browser-based and do not have an explicit version number, supply an accessed date instead of a version number.

Note: do not add 'Version' in Edition field; it is added automatically

Publisher name Veritas Health Innovation
City of publication Melbourne, Australia
Medium Available at covidence.org

 

R

Example: R: A language and environment for statistical computing [Computer program]. Version 3.4.2. Vienna, Austria: R Foundation for Statistical Computing, 2017. Available at www.R-project.org.

Reference type Computer program
English title R: A language and environment for statistical computing
Date of publication 2017
Edition

3.4.2

Publisher name R Foundation for Statistical Computing
City of publication Vienna, Austria
Medium Available at www.R-project.org

 

Stata

Example: Stata [Computer program]. Version 15. College Station, TX, USA: StataCorp, 2017. Available from www.stata.com.

Reference type Computer program
English title Stata
Date of publication 2017
Edition

15

Publisher name StataCorp
City of publication College Station, TX, USA
Medium Available at www.stata.com
Section info
Contact
John Hilton (jhilton@cochrane.org)
Describe change
New page on citing software; previously included in 'Other reference types'
Change date
11 March 2019