Nested Knowledge Blog

A blog about systematic literature reviews?

Yep, you read that right. We started making software for conducting systematic reviews because we like doing systematic reviews. And we bet you do too.

If you do, check out this featured post, as well as other recent posts below, and come back often! We post all the time about best practices, new software features, and upcoming collaborations (that you can join!).

Better yet, subscribe to our blog, and get each new post straight to your inbox.

PRISMA Flow Diagram Example
Blog

PRISMA Flow Diagram: How publications ‘flow’ through the updated PRISMA 2020 process and chart

The PRISMA Flow Diagram has become a standard part of any systematic review or meta-analysis, and with good reason– it is the most widely accepted method to show the process by which the studies included in a review were included (or excluded). It also shows the different possible steps of a review, different potential sources (from PubMed to ‘expert recommendations’), and the exact reasons you set up to differentiate the wheat from the chaff among the studies you examined.

Read More »

More Recent Posts

PRISMA Flow Diagram Example
Blog

PRISMA Flow Diagram: How publications ‘flow’ through the updated PRISMA 2020 process and chart

The PRISMA Flow Diagram has become a standard part of any systematic review or meta-analysis, and with good reason– it is the most widely accepted method to show the process by which the studies included in a review were included (or excluded). It also shows the different possible steps of a review, different potential sources (from PubMed to ‘expert recommendations’), and the exact reasons you set up to differentiate the wheat from the chaff among the studies you examined.

Read More »
Comparison of Nested Knowledge, DistillerSR, Covidence, etc.
Blog

Test driving Systematic Review software: What does “Feature Complete” look like?

Though there are over 240 tools for systematic review on the SR Toolbox, only 24 are functioning, web-based softwares for pre-clinical or clinical review. These range from academic projects to COVID-inspired living visualizations, so not every tool was intended to cover every feature recommended by Mierden/Harrison/Marshall/Kohl, but all tools cover the essential steps of adding studies, screening, and extracting and presenting some sort of review data. Table 4 in the Results section of our freely available feature assessment lays out all the options.

Read More »
Data extraction, cells
Blog

Extraction

This help article is about performing data extraction for meta-analyses in the NK Platform. If you just want basic instructions, feel free to check out this part of our wiki.  Extraction is quite contentious at NK. It is one of

Read More »
tagging hierarchy for stroke
Research Support

Tagging

Want to learn how to tag? Come check out this blog!

Read More »