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2.2.2  Outline of a protocol for a Cochrane review

Box 2.2.a lists the elements that define a complete protocol for a Cochrane review, and indicate how the protocol is likely to appear in the CDSR (which may not be the same as in RevMan). If any of the sections marked with an asterisk (*) are empty, the protocol will not be published until something has been added to the section, that is they are ‘mandatory fields’.