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Clinical and Research Support

Systematic Review Tools

Systematic reviews can involve dealing with large numbers of records. To make this easier, tools have been developed to assist teams in performing reviews.

SR tools support collaborative multi-member access to records, assist in data analysis, screening, record keeping, meta-analysis and presentation.

There are too many to include here, but some options include:

  • Covidence by The Cochrane Collaboration.
  • Covidence streamlines the screening process.
  • allows multiple reviewers to collaborate.
  • screen at abstract or full text stage
  • facilitates data management
  • works with other SR programs

Covidence is now available to RMH, RWH & PMCC staff

Request access (use your organisational email)

  • Rayyan is a free tool which supports collaborative screening of results
  • Abstrackr is a free tool which supports collaborative screening of results
  • EPPI Reviewer by the EPPI-Centre at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
  • SR Accelerator  includes an de-duplicating function, word frequency analyzer and conversion of search strategy between databases.
  • CitationChaser identifies citations of articles and allows bulk download.

More tools can be found at:

Systematic Review Tools - University of Tasmania

Systematic Review Tools - Temple University

The SR Toolbox

Note. The library does not provide training or formal support to any systematic review tools.