An evidence synthesis review is research that assembles data from preexisting research to answer a specific question.
The process of collecting and analyzing the evidence follows specific methodological standards and guidance to reduce bias and thereby increase the reliability of the findings.
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Time to Complete a Review
Evidence syntheses projects (including systematic and scoping reviews) are labor intensive. A typical evidence synthesis project requires 12-18 months and a team of at least 3 people to complete. The Cochrane Collaboration has reported that comprehensive literature searches alone may require 3 to 8 months for completion.
The library provides limited support and requires reasonable lead time and expectations for completion of these projects.