We offer an advisory service for Columbia University faculty and staff conducting systematic reviews. The systematic review may be intended for journal publication, HTA report, guideline, internal report to inform a research project, grant application, or patient care.
The specific services are outlined below and you may opt to use as few or as many parts of the service as needed.
|Guidance with systematic review development processes||Referral to relevant handbooks and guidance documents|
|Referral to relevant reporting standards|
|Guidance on timelines, skills and competencies required to complete a systematic review|
|Protocol development||Instructions on where to find existing protocols|
|Identification of example protocols|
|Identification of existing systematic reviews on same topic (if any)|
|Feedback on initial protocol draft|
|Question formulation||Feedback on framing of research questions|
|Search strategy||Translation of research question into draft search strategy|
|Advice on relevant electronic databases and sources to search|
|Choice of software programs||Advice on choosing programs used in the different processes of systematic review development: manuscript template, organizing bibliographic citations, study screening, data extraction, data analysis|
|Documentation and search methods reporting||Guidance on Documentation of search strategies|