Explore the resources below for researchers interested in evidence synthesis and cognitive training.

Evidence Synthesis

Tool and resources to assist with conducting, accessing and reviewing systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Cochrane Handbook

The Cochrane handbook details how the process of preparing a Cochrane systematic reviews. The handbook provides guidance on the standard methods to conduct a Cochrane systematic review, along with guidance on specialized topics of review.

Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Handbook

The GRADE handbook provides details of how to evaluate available evidence when developing health care recommendations and guidelines. GRADE provides a structured grading system to review evidence in systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses.

Cochrane Review

Cochrane reviews focus on evidence synthesis of research in health care and health policy. Cochrane reviews can be accessed through the Cochrane review database.


Covidence is an online tool that provides one space to complete screening, full text reviews and data extraction when conducting a systematic review. Covidence helps to minimise time spent reviewing and completing data extraction through providing a streamlined intuitive approach.

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement

The PRISMA statement is a set of items that outline minimum reporting standards for systematic reviews. The PRISMA can be used by researchers to help improve their reporting when authoring evidence synthesis publications.

A MeaSurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) 2

The AMSTAR 2 is the second edition of the AMSTAR. The AMSTAR 2 was developed to appraise the methodological quality of systematic reviews and provide a structured approach to assessing methodological quality of systematic reviews. The AMSTAR 2 can also be used by researchers as a guide when performing systematic reviews.

Trial Design Fundamentals

Further resources and information on trial design methodology and conducting clinical trials.

CogTale Internship

The CogTale internship is a 12-week remote (online) internship, designed to help students or researchers gain further knowledge about evidence synthesis, research quality and methodology of cognitive interventions. the CogTale Internship is open to students all over the world.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Methods Resources

The NIH Research Methods Resources provides information to assist researchers with designing studies using best practices.

Australian Clinical Trials

The Australian Clinical Trials website provides information and resources for researchers designing and conducting research trials in Australia.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The NIHR provides clinical trial resources, guidelines and information for researchers conducting clinical trials in the UK. The NIHR covers topics from trial planning & design all the way to trial registration.

Methodology Quality Scores

Resource to learn more about research methodology quality scores.


NeuroBITE is a database that catalogues and rates methodology quality of studies that explore cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for individuals with acquired brain impairment.

Methodology Quality Scores

To learn more about research quality and explanations of common methodology quality scores (PEDro scale, JADAD, Cochrane RoB) see the CogTale researcher learn page for more information.


What is brain training? Why is it useful? Learn about cognitive interventions on this page.


Explore our database for research studies on cognition-oriented treatments.

CogTale Internship

Want to learn more about the CogTale internship for psychology students and researchers?