Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

Team Ireland had a very successful sojourn in sunny Seville last week for the EAHIL 2016 Conference. In total there were 6 of us there, so expect to hear some reports in HINT and other for a in the coming months.

As you can imagine, there were lots of really interesting presentations and poster – many soon to be uploaded onto the EAHIL conference website http://www.bvsspa.es/eahil2016/

I thought you might be interested in this blog post by Cambridge health librarian Isla Kuhn which came about in response to a presented paper on the quality of reporting of systematic reviews.

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

It is well worth a read and there are useful links to all the standards for reporting SRs and search strategies – always handy to have on standby.

I also suggest reading her other blog posts – there are lots covering presentations from the latest EAHIL, all well worth reading.

Also, you may also be interested in (yet another!) Database of Systematic Reviews  http://www.epistemonikos.org/

Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of research evidence and knowledge translation products. Epistemonikos was developed and is maintained by systematically searching electronic databases and other sources for relevant systematic reviews and broad syntheses of reviews.

The aim of Epistemonikos is to provide rapid access to systematic reviews in health. You can read an interesting paper presented by Hilde Stromme comparing Epistemonikos to the Cochrane Library as soon as the papers are uploaded.

Louise Farragher