PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions.
A systematic review protocol describes the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of the review. It should be prepared before a review is started and used as a guide to carry out the review. Detailed protocols should be developed a priori, made publicly available, and registered in a registry such as PROSPERO. To find out more about systematic review protocols, click on the links below:
The Campbell Collaboration "promotes social and economic change thought the production and use of systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis for evidence-based policy and practice"."
A methods links page connects users with useful tools and portals for conducting systematic reviews.
Cochrane Handbook Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR)
Health and Medicine Division - Standards for Systematic Reviews
These standards are for systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research of therapeutic medical or surgical interventions.
|Standards for Initiating a Systematic Review
Standards for Finding and Assessing Individual Studies
Standards for Synthesizing the Body of Evidence
Standards for Reporting Systematic Reviews
Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME)
Risk of Bias in Systematic Reviews (ROBIS)
Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS)
A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR)