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Systematic Reviews

What do I need to get started?

For a systematic review, you will need a team to help do the review. This is definitely NOT an individual project. Additionally, you will also need a well-defined question (see the "getting started" section below for more details), and a way to manage your data (see our section below about technology).

What kind of team do we need?  

You will need at least 3 people for a systematic review: two members will independently review the articles with the 3rd available to resolve a difference of opinion.  This dual-review process continues through the article review stage through to the quality assessment (risk of bias assessment) to the data extraction stage.

Common team member roles include a project manager, a subject matter specialist, and a librarian.  You may need additional members to complete the review (such as a statistician if you are conducting a meta-analysis).


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