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Systematic Reviews


ALWAYS write and register a protocol (research plan)  BEFORE proceeding with SR. Protocol includes:

  • Title of project
  • Authors
  • Rationale (why SR important/needed)
  • Inclusion/Exclusion criteria
  • Databases and other places you will search for published/unpublished literature, including draft  search strategy.
  • Data abstraction/management plan
  • Quality/Risk of Bias Assessment (not needed for scoping review)
  • Data Synthesis
  • Grading of evidence.

Why are protocols important?

How to write a protocol (research plan)

Templates, guidance, and checklists.

Places to Register Your Protocol