Rayyan, a free web-tool designed to help researchers working on systematic reviews and other knowledge synthesis projects, dramatically speeds up the process of screening and selecting studies.
While Rayyan is a robust tool for screening articles for the purpose of conducting a knowledge synthesis study, it has several limitations:
Before using Rayyan, you will need to sign up for an individual account. To do so, click the "sign up" button on the Rayyan welcome page. You will need to fill out a brief form. If you do not complete all fields, you will be prompted to update your profile each time you log in to Rayyan.
As you invite others to your Rayyan review (see the Collaborating page of this guide), they will be prompted to sign up or log in to existing accounts.
What we will call the "Dashboard" is the page you see once you log into Rayyan. The image below shows the dashboard (when viewed from a laptop/desktop), divided into three sections:
This is where the review owner and collaborators can screen records and where translators and viewers can view records. The screenshot below has been divided into three sections: