Several organisations that fund or conduct systematic reviews (SR) recommend, if not require, having a librarian on the research team (IOM, Cochrane, CIHR, Campbell Collaboration). Due to the amount of time required to provide these services, and the need to respect course requirements, we offer a systematic review service to support knowledge synthesis.
According to the Cochrane Collaboration, the time required to complete a systematic review varies widely. Research teams should allow for an average of 12 months from initial consultation to production of final manuscript.
We offer workshops and support for Rayyan, a tool which dramatically simplifies the management of article screening during knowledge synthesis projects.
We maintain a library guide giving guidance and tips on the best use of Rayyan during your project.
I co-teach regular workshops on the use of Rayyan. The latest workshop listing can always be found here.