Rapid Review Guidebook from NCCMT

Copy of the email I’ve just received from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: Rapid Review Guidebook As public health organizations across Canada adopt and implement evidence-informed approaches to public health decision-making, there is a need for up to date evidence that can be applied to local contexts. An effective way to synthesize current evidence on a topic is to conduct a rapid review … Continue reading Rapid Review Guidebook from NCCMT

Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group Newsletter

In case you didn’t know, Cochrane has a Rapid Reviews Methods Group.  They have just released their second newsletter, the content of which is below.  To read the full newsletter, click here. Cochrane RRMG at the Global Evidence Summit Cochrane RRMG hosts workshop in Cape Town A panoramic view of rapid reviews Rapid reviews to strengthen health policy and systems Rapid needs appraisal to inform outbreak … Continue reading Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods Group Newsletter

Registering rapid reviews

One category on the Trip Database is ‘ongoing systematic reviews’. This content is taken from the PROSPERO database of ongoing systematic reviews.  If you’re not familiar with PROSPERO this is how the site describes itself: “PROSPERO is an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related … Continue reading Registering rapid reviews

Systematic Review Assistant – a prototype

I’m based in Bristol, as is Louise Millard, who created the Systematic Review Assistant as part of her PhD – it’s a small world! The Systematic Review Assistant is a tool, based on text mining methods, to automate risk of bias assessments in systematic reviews.  As such it’s in the same area as RobotReviewer, which I’ve previously highlighted.  It’s a prototype but still good fun to … Continue reading Systematic Review Assistant – a prototype

Website of interest: Systematic Review Methods Filter at PubMed

Available via PubMed Health, “The PubMed systematic review methods filter finds publications to support this process. They could relate to the development or evaluation of any step in doing or using systematic review.”  The site can be accessed via this link. The scope includes both methods research and guidance documents. Methods research studies include: comparative evaluations of techniques development, evaluation, or validation of a technique … Continue reading Website of interest: Systematic Review Methods Filter at PubMed

Trip Rapid Review System

Systematic reviews in five minutes?  That’s the suggestion from Trip with their Trip Rapid Review System (TRRS) Conflict of Interest: I run Trip and designed the TRRS and wrote the posts I’ll link to below! The system is designed to replicate the results of a systematic review but using a number of shortcuts.  It doesn’t rely on a full search, it doesn’t critically appraise the articles.  … Continue reading Trip Rapid Review System

Website of interest: Systematic Review (SR) Toolbox

While aimed at systematic reviews this site has many tools designed to speed up (or is the word ‘expedite’ better?) the systematic review process! Systematic Review (SR) Toolbox is a searchable online catalogue of tools arranging the collection via this structure: Protocol Development Automated Search Study Selection Quality Assessment Data Extraction Automated Analysis Text Analysis Meta-Analysis Report Write-Up Collaboration Document Management The site includes a … Continue reading Website of interest: Systematic Review (SR) Toolbox

External link to Website of interest: BestBETs

Website of interest: BestBETs

BestBETs have been around for at least ten years and is produced by the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK.  The website states that it’s aim is: “…to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.” The methodology has been static over the years and each answer/review follows the same structure.  Using the recent review (Fluid … Continue reading Website of interest: BestBETs