Automation tools to improve the speed of conducting systematic reviews

Background

Systematic reviews (SRs) are a great way to answer research questions. But they take a long time and are a lot of work. Fortunately, recent innovations can help with the conduct of SRs. One of these innovations is the creation of systematic review automation tools. Automation tools can be used to improve the speed of conducting SRs, without impacting their quality. Many systematic review automation tools have been developed by the Automation Team at the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare (IEBH) at Bond University.

This ONLINE workshop will introduce participants to the Systematic Review Accelerator (SRA), the suite of automation tools built by the IEBH.

Objectives

To demonstrate how automation tools, available in the SRA, can be used to improve the speed of conducting SRs.

Description

The workshop will provide an overview and live demonstration of the automation tools developed at the IEBH. There will also be multiple opportunities for participant questions, and feedback.

The SRA tools covered in this workshop include:

  1. The Methods Wizard
  2. The Word Frequency Analyser
  3. The SearchRefinery
  4. The Polyglot Search Translator
  5. The Deduplicator
  6. The Screenatron
  7. The Disputatron
  8. RevMan Replicant

All tools are freely available via the SRA website:: https://sr-accelerator.com/#/

Learning outcomes

You will gain knowledge of the automation tools available via the SRA. You will also gain knowledge of where the tools fit into the SR workflow so you can use them most efficiently.

Presenter

Justin Clark is the Senior Research Information Specialist as well as head of the Automation program at the Institute for Evidence-Based Practice (IEBH) at Bond University, Gold Coast Australia. He is also a member of the Cochrane Information Specialists Executive, Co-Lead of the search group of the Living Evidence Network, a member of the PRISMA-S Group and a founding member of the International Collaboration for the Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR). He has authored many systematic reviews as well as systematic review methods papers. His list of publications is available via his research profile.

Date

Thursday, 17 March 2022 from 7:00am-8:30am (Brisbane, Australia, America suitable time)

Registration closes Wednesday, 9 March 2022 at 5:00pm AEST.

Cost

AUD$55 (introductory rate, GST incl.)

For any enquiries, please contact, Assistant Professor Chrissy Erueti, Institute Manager via email: iebh@bond.edu.au