Evidence Production

Evidence production (systematic reviews, research syntheses)



  • The Campbell Collaboration Resource Center—This center provides tools for authors of systematic reviews, including training for authors and teachers of systematic review or evidence gap maps, an effect-size calculator, and KT resources. https://campbellcollaboration.org/research-resources/research-for-resources.html?_sm_au_=iMVD43kWMF6TSPQ1

  • The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions—Developed by the Cochrane Collaboration, this handbook is designed to help author teams make decisions about methodology, process, and implementation of systematic reviews using empirical evidence and best practice. The handbook is divided into 22 chapters, which are organized into three parts. Part 1 serves as a guide for planning and preparing for reviews. Part 2 offers methodological guidance and information related to searches, inclusion, eligibility, and interpretation of results. Part 3 covers special topics that relate to analysis of some reviews, such as meta-analysis of nonstandard designs, qualitative methods, and nonrandomized designs. https://training.cochrane.org/handbook

  • KTDRR’s Resources for Conducting Systemic Reviews—KTDRR highlights tools and resources that support authors in conducting a systematic review, including registering the review, software tools, developing a thorough search strategy, managing references, the inclusion/exclusion process, how to extract key information, quality of evidence, meta-analysis, writing the review, and other informational resources and guides. https://ktdrr.org/resources/sr-resources/index.html

  • Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRIMSA)—An evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses, PRISMA aims to help authors and peer reviewers improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses by providing tools. http://www.prisma-statement.org/