• Xiaoru Dong (Creator)
  • Jingyi Xie (Creator)
  • Linh Hoang (Creator)



File Name: Inclusion_Criteria_Annotation.csv
Data Preparation: Xiaoru Dong
Date of Preparation: 2019-04-04
Data Contributions: Jingyi Xie, Xiaoru Dong, Linh Hoang
Data Source: Cochrane systematic reviews published up to January 3, 2018 by 52 different Cochrane groups in 8 Cochrane group networks.
Associated Manuscript authors: Xiaoru Dong, Jingyi Xie, Linh Hoang, and Jodi Schneider.
Associated Manuscript, Working title: Machine classification of inclusion criteria from Cochrane systematic reviews.

Description: The file contains lists of inclusion criteria of Cochrane Systematic Reviews and the manual annotation results. 5420 inclusion criteria were annotated, out of 7158 inclusion criteria available. Annotations are either "Only RCTs" or "Others". There are 2 columns in the file:
- "Inclusion Criteria": Content of inclusion criteria of Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
- "Only RCTs": Manual Annotation results. In which, "x" means the inclusion criteria is classified as "Only RCTs". Blank means that the inclusion criteria is classified as "Others".

1. "RCT" stands for Randomized Controlled Trial, which, in definition, is "a work that reports on a clinical trial that involves at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table." [Randomized Controlled Trial publication type definition from].
2. In order to reproduce the relevant data to this, please get the code of the project published on GitHub at: and run the code following the instruction provided.
3. This datafile (V2) is a updated version of the datafile published at with some minor spelling mistakes in the data fixed.
Date made availableApr 5 2019
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • Systematic reviews
  • Inclusion criteri
  • Machine learning
  • Randomized controlled trials

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