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Systematic Review & Evidence Synthesis Information Guide (UAHSL-Tucson)

Conducting a Systematic Review

Follow systematic review standards and guidance documents to ensure that your review project is not methodologically flawed. Different review types, such as systematic or scoping reviews, have specific standards and guidance. 


Systematic Review Process:

Preparing a Systematic Review Protocol

A systematic or scoping review protocol is the roadmap for your review project and project team members, and is based on accepted systematic review standards and guidance. A registered protocol alerts other researchers that you are at work on a specific review topic. A review protocol can be published as a peer-reviewed paper.

Protocol Guidance:

Protocol Reporting:

  • PRISMA for Systematic Review Protocols (PRISMA-P)

Register a Protocol:

Risk of Bias or Quality Appraisal

A systematic review typically includes appraisal of the risk of bias and the quality of the research included in the dataset. 

Reporting a Systematic Review

Guidance about what to include in the write up of your systematic review:

Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews

Appraising the quality of a published systematic review