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Nursing Resources: Software for Conducting Systematic Reviews

Software Tools for Conducting Systematic Reviews

The University of Wisconsin-Madison nor Ebling Library have active subscriptions to any of these software tools.

  1. EPPI-Reviewer 4: EPPI-Reviewer is web-based software that supports reference management, screening, coding and synthesis. It is developed by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre in London. Pricing is based on a subscription model.
  2. Covidence: Covidence supports screening and data extraction. It is developed by a not-for-profit organization with partners in Australia and the UK. A "free trial" is available for individuals wanting to try Covidence to improve their systematic review tools and processes. A subscription system is needed to work as a team to collaborate of reviews. Pricing information here.
  3. DistillerSR: DistillerSR is web-based software that primarily focuses on screening and data extraction. It is developed by Evidence Partners in Canada. Student and Faculty pricing can be found here.
  4. System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI): SUMARI is composed of a Comprehensive Review Management System (CReMS) that works with several modules that together support review of qualitative, quantitative, economic, and textual evidence. CReMs is available for Windows or Mac operating systems. The software is developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia. It is available through Lippincott for an annual subscription of $130.00.
  5. Rayyan: Rayyan is a free online tool that can be used for screening and coding of studies in a systematic review. It uses tagging and filtering to code and organise references.