New Cochrane EPOC template for qualitative evidence synthesis now available

6 February, 2020

Dear all,

Cochrane EPOC review authors have been preparing reviews of qualitative evidence (‘qualitative evidence synthesis’) for several years now. We have now used this experience, together with existing guidance, to develop a template for future review authors of qualitative evidence syntheses.

The EPOC template is now publically available here:

You can also see a presentation of the template here:

We expect the template to develop further as we gain more experience. We welcome your feedback.

With best wishes, Claire Glenton, on behalf of EPOC

Claire Glenton

Senior Researcher, Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre | Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Director, Cochrane Norway

Postal address: PO Box 4404, Nydalen, N-0403 Oslo, Norway


HIFA profile: Claire Glenton works with the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo. She is an editor with the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group and director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre's Norwegian branch. Her areas of research include the use of lay and community health worker programmes; task-shfiting; and knowledge translation. Claire.Glenton AT