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Systematic Reviews

Explaining the systematic review process and the resources available at the Dana Health Sciences 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 Gray literature sources.
  4. Data management - EndNote
  5. Selection process - Covidence or other method
  6. Data collection - There is no official form for data collection. Example: Data Extraction Form adapted from the Cochrane Collaboration (Opens in Word).
  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. 
  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.