A resource to identify software tools for various steps in the systematic review process. It is a community-driven, searchable, web-based catalogue of tools that support the systematic review process across multiple domains.
Software for semi-automatic citation screening. The web-based annotation tool, currently in beta version, allows project leads to import the citations that are to be screened for a review from either RefMan or Pubmed.
A free web application that assists systematic review authors in performing literature screening.
Covidence is "the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors. Its support of key steps in the Cochrane Review process, cush as citation screening and Risk of bias assessment, and improved links with RevMan make the review writing process more efficient."
This tool "facilitates the entire review process, from protocol development, team management, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, data synthesis and writing systematic review report". It support a number of review types.
UPenn faculty, staff, and students can access freely this tool via Ovid platform, e.g., Ovid Medline, Ovid JBI.
From AHRQ, the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR) is a powerful and easy-to-use tool for the extraction and management of data for systematic review or meta-analysis. It is also an open and searchable archive of systematic reviews and their data.
"You can use RevMan for protocols and full reviews. It is most useful when you have formulated the question for the review, and allows you to prepare the text, build the tables showing the characteristics of studies and the comparisons in the review, and add study data. It can perform meta-analyses and present the results graphically."
This is completely open-source, cross-platform software for advanced meta-analysis.
ICF International created the DRAGON database to facilitate the development of comprehensive risk assessments that require systematic review and synthesis of a large database of literature, including toxicologic, epidemiologic, and in vitro studies. DRAGON was specifically developed to meet emerging goals in risk assessment, including:
DRAGON currently consists of three modules that support data extraction from animal toxicology studies, human epidemiology studies, and in vitro studies and three additional modules used for literature categorization, study quality review, and assessment management.
HAWC (Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative) is one of the software tools the US Office of Health Assessment and Translation is using to help manage systematic review and data display. It is a modular web-based interface to facilitate development of human health assessments of chemicals
The tool is designed to help those conducting systematic reviews to identify, extract and code information about a particular research study that is to be included in a systematic review. Other tools related are also available. Main tools include