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Guidelines for systematic reviews
- There are a number of systematic review guidelines available, including the PRISMA Statement, Cochrane Handbook and JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis. In many respects they are very similar.
- This library is only able to offer advice on the PRISMA Statement.
The PRISMA Statement
The PRISMA Statement is a detailed guide to the systematic review process. Many published systematic reviews refer to following the PRISMA guidelines, but there are also other guidelines.
Content on http://www.prisma-statement.org is well worth exploring. It includes:
- PRISMA Statement - guidelines for reviews and meta analyses including examples, explanation and elaboration, checklist and flow chart
- Protocols - help with planning your review and registering a protocol on PROSPERO
- PRISMA extensions - for abstracts, harms, protocols etc
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Guidelines
JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis
- Guide to JBI methodology for conducting systematic reviews and evidence syntheses
- Manual openly available online without a subscription.
- Nurse researchers (although also relevant to other professions)
- Researchers with access to subscriptions for Joanna Briggs Institute and JBI SUMARI software (not available through SVHM)