Methods Support Unit


The aim of the Cochrane Methods Support Unit (MSU) is to improve the consistency and methodological quality of Cochrane Reviews through advice, peer review, training and the development of educational resources. We also support implementation of new methods in Cochrane reviews. 

MSU works collaboratively with Cochrane groups by providing support on request from authors and editors, and in response to queries escalated from the Community Support Team or from the Editor in Chief directly.

The MSU consists of two experienced statisticians and two experienced methodologists  We also work with the  appropriate Cochrane Methods Group to provide help, where necessary.

If you require input from the MSU, please  contact the Cochrane Community Support Team at Please put 'MSU Query' in the subject line.