How to cite a PROSPERO record

Author(s). Title. PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews. Year of registration. Unique Identification number. Available from: hyperlink for the record.

Example: Phillips R, Wade R, Myers L, Hardman M, Sutton A, Stewart L. A systematic review of prognostic serum markers in febrile neutropenic episodes in children and young people undergoing treatment for malignant disease. PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews. 2011.doi: 10.15124/CRD42011100485. Available from: www.crd.york.ac.uk/CRDWeb/ShowRecord.asp?ID=42011100485

Suggested wording for inclusion in a final report

  1. Where the protocol has been published in full elsewhere:

    The protocol for this systematic review was registered on PROSPERO (Unique ID number) and is available in full on the Name of organisation website (URL).

    Example: The protocol for this systematic review was registered on PROSPERO (doi: 10.15124/CRD42011001438) and is available in full on the NIHR HTA programme website (www.hta.ac.uk/2283).

  2. Where the protocol has not been published and is not available anywhere other than PROSPERO:

    Details of the protocol for this systematic review were registered on PROSPERO and can be accessed at www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42011001752.