Systematic reviews and maps are the ‘gold standards’ in evidence reviews, providing the most reliable evidence for decision-making. However, these methods take a considerable amount of time to do well. The small tasks add up…
Being able to plan the resources needed for a systematic review is crucial for ensuring your review or your grant application is a success.But just how long do they take on average?
PredicTER is a tool for estimating how long a review will take to complete. The tool calculates the time requirements for various tasks involved in reviewing evidence, from planning and coordination to quantitative synthesis and reporting.
The tool contains default values provided by an assessment of 5 years of systematic reviews and maps published by the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, but users can tailor the tool based on what they know about their own subject.