Rapid Evidence Synthesis Toolkit

Mar 15,2024 | Consortium_staff Resource of the Month

Implementation scientists often need information on a short timeline to answer specific project-related questions or develop the rationale for funding a project. Rapid, agile, and rigorous evidence synthesis methods provide project partners with the information they need, when they need it. Rapid evidence synthesis is a series of methods that adapt systematic review methods for shorter timelines than those for a full systematic review. This toolkit contains step-by-step instructions, with real-world examples, for producing a rapid evidence synthesis product. The appendix has tested templates for planning and carrying out a rapid evidence synthesis. The toolkit was developed and tested by implementation scientists but can be used by any researcher who needs to produce a report of the literature in 1–4 months. Users of this toolkit should be familiar with searching, scanning, and evaluating scientific literature.

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