This is an archived version. For the current version, please go to training.cochrane.org/handbook/current.

4.6.5  Characteristics of ongoing studies

The ‘Characteristics of ongoing studies’ table has eight entries for each study: Study name, Methods, Participants, Interventions, Outcomes, Starting date, Contact information and Notes. The contents of these entries should be comparable to those in the table of ‘Characteristics of included studies’. Footnotes should be used to explain any abbreviations used in the table (these will be published in the CDSR).