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Systematic Review

Systematic Reviews are an increasingly important publication type for making informed health policy and patient care decisions. They are labor intensive, but synthesize and summarize existing information.

Your team

Systematic Review teams generally include 4 or more people. Key team roles include:

  1. Primary investigator
  2. Co-investigators
  3. Librarian
  4. Statistical expertise (might be one of the investigators)
  5. Optional: study administrator


The minimum timeframe to successfully complete a systematic review is 6 months. This assumes the primary investigator can devote 10-20 hours per week.

Average reviews can take 6 - 18 months. On rare occasions reviews can take up to two years.