Feature Comparison for Systematic Literature Review: Nested Knowledge vs Spreadsheets

Stacks of spreadsheets

In the realm of conducting systematic literature reviews (SLRs), the question invariably arises: how do these new technologies compare to the trusty spreadsheet? Spreadsheets offer flexibility and a familiar interface, making them the default choice for many researchers. However, as the demands for more streamlined, faster, and AI-assisted SLRs grow, sophisticated tools like Nested Knowledge […]

How to Embed Synthesis on Your Website (Sharepoint, etc.)

How to Embed Synthesis on Your Website You can add Synthesis visuals to websites and other web-based platforms by embedding them. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to embed Synthesis in your website: Step 1: Ensure Proper Access Level First, you need to ensure your Nest is Public or Protected by navigating to the settings page […]

Smart Tag Recommendations Explained: How GPT-4 Extracts Data From Full Texts

Smart Tag Recommendations Explained: How GPT-4 Extracts Data From Full Texts So…can ChatGPT Do Your Systematic Review? The short answer is no…but it might be able help speed up the process for you. When we first started to experiment with ChatGPT back in January, we knew the technology had serious promise, and even more serious […]

Artificial Intelligence at Nested Knowledge

RoboPICO RoboPICO is an optional PICO highlight tool, used to find the most commonly mentioned populations, interventions, and outcomes in the abstracts and titles. It first is used to help suggest terms of interest when query building in the Search Exploration tool. After you string a few concepts together and click explore, you will get […]

10 Things to Keep in Mind When Setting Up Your First Nest

1. Understand What Nested Knowledge Is and What It Does Before you dive into all that Nested Knowledge (NK) has to offer, you should understand the two-fold nature of the software platform: AutoLit, and Synthesis. AutoLit is the workflow portion, enabling researchers to generate high-quality evidence, like systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Synthesis is the visualization, […]

Why You Should Use Tagging Hierarchies?

December 6, 2022 How Nested Knowledge users harmonize data, structure study content, and build expert knowledge into the platform. When reviewing the medical literature, the general set of steps are usually constructed as: Search for studies (on PubMed, Embase, and similar), Screen to include relevant articles (sometimes with multi-step or dual screening methods), Extract data […]

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

PRISMA Flow Diagram Example

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.

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

Systematic Review Software Comparison

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.