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Systematic Reviews

Systematic review services and guidance at Galter Library

Project Management Tools for Systematic Reviews

The following tools are useful in conducting and managing a systematic review.

  1. Protocol development - PRISMA-P checklist.
  2. Registering your protocol PROSPEROSystematic Reviews.
  3. Information sources  - Bibliographic databases and grey literature sources.
  4. Data management - EndNote
  5. Selection process - Covidence or Rayyan.
  6. Data collection - There is no official form for data collection. An example provided with the Data Extraction Form adapted from the Cochrane Collaboration (opens to a Word document) .
  7. Risk of Bias - There is no official risk of bias tool, however, the Cochrane Collaboration’s tool for assessing risk of bias is commonly cited. See the Tools for Reviewers page on the Reporting Research GalterGuide for more risk of bias checklists.
  8. Reporting the Confidence in Cumulative Estimate Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. Learn more with BMJ Clinical Evidence. (2015). What is GRADE?.
  9. Creating Summary of Findings - GRADEpro Guideline Development Tool (GDT).
  10. Reporting your systematic review - PRISMA Statement.