Available Until 7/5/2024

Piecing Together a Review Service: Part 2 – Guidance on Software*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Margaret Foster, AHIP, at margaretfoster@tamu.edu . 

Research syntheses projects can be challenging and time-consuming, and while there are several software programs and other resources available, keeping up with the latest options and providing guidance also takes time. This workshop is designed to provide practice with some of the most common tools and discuss issues in project and data management that occur in steps beyond the search. Through guided lectures and group exercises, participants will walk through commonly used software to get hands on experience. Class discussions will highlight opportunities and issues for each software.

This course is an approved elective for Level I of the Systematic Review Services Specialization.

Resource URL: [Pending] 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Detail review steps that happen after the search.
  • Describe data management issues in review projects and how to provide guidance.
  • List the types of software needed to support a review project.
  • Provide guidance to clients on options for review software.


 Part 1: Overview of project and data management in reviews

  Introductions and objectives (10  min)

      Individual activity 1: list 3 questions about review software (5 min)

  Overview of types steps and potential software (20 min)

     Group exercise 1 (15 min)

Part 2: Hands on with software

 Rayyan-characteristics and tips (10 min)

     Group activity 2: Practice review sorting (15 min)

 Covidence- characteristics and tips (10 min)

     Individual exercise 2: Determining rationale for a review (15 min)

Part 3: Piecing it all together

      Discussion on consulting (20 min)

      Wrap-up: Evaluation form (5 min)

MLA CE Credits: 2