Not Just Black and White: Using Grey Literature in Your Research

By Jennifer Baguss

A comprehensive systematic review takes literature and data from a broad spectrum of sources and uses it to answer a clearly-defined, specific question. But one source is making waves in research these days: grey literature. What is it? How do you use it? What are the benefits and challenges of...

How to Save Time and Money with Your Full-Text Reference Procurement

By Jennifer Baguss

If you ask any research team what their biggest challenge is, chances are it will be the amount of time required to complete their work. When conducting a systematic review, full-text reference procurement can be particularly time-consuming. It can also be an extremely costly endeavour! 

How Systematic Review Tools Can Help Researchers in 2019

By Jennifer Baguss

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer questions in our 2019 Survey on Literature Reviews. We use this info to identify trends and understand precisely how the literature review community is evolving over the years. Gathering this data helps us produce systematic...

How to Solve Your Top Systematic Review Challenges

By Susan Sykes

Systematic reviews are complex, and research teams often struggle with managing all the moving parts efficiently. If you work in the evidence-based research field, chances are you’ll face these common challenges.

Your Quick Guide To MDR-Compliant Literature Reviews

By Derek Lord

It’s crunch time. With the May 2020 EU MDR implementation deadline quickly approaching, device manufacturers are facing a dramatically increased regulatory workload. When this is multiplied by time pressures and a lack of expert resources or bandwidth, it equals an amplified risk of regulatory...

Medical Device Regulation Drives Rapid Growth For Ottawa’s Evidence Partners

By Susan Sykes

OTTAWA, CANADA, August 7, 2019 - Evidence Partners, providers of the world’s only commercially available software solution for producing regulatory compliant systematic literature reviews, a cornerstone of evidence-based research, is undertaking an aggressive growth strategy for its Ottawa-based...

AI and Systematic Reviews: What's Real and What's Not

By Peter O'Blenis

Picture it: you’re embarking on a new systematic review. The research question is timely and important, and you’re excited to see what the evidence reveals.

However, your heart sinks at the thought of the thousands of papers that you and your team are likely to sift through over the weeks and...

Here's Why You Should Stop Relying on Spreadsheets for Your Literature Review Process

By Susan Sykes

We understand—spreadsheets are readily available as part of most standard office suites and are easily ‘customized’ to do specific tasks using formulas and macros. It can be very tempting to fall back on them as your default tool for literature review – especially since they’re a familiar...

What You Need to Know About the New EU Medical Device Regulations

By Peter O'Blenis

In April 2017, the European Parliament and Council adopted two new Medical Device Regulations (MDRs). Regulation 2017/745 sets quality and safety standards for devices other than in vitro diagnostics, which are now covered by MDR 2017/746 (commonly referred to as IVDR).

Evidence Partners Launches DistillerSR Enterprise Plan

By Joanna Lansche

Ottawa, CANADA, June 27, 2019 - Evidence Partners, creators of industry’s most used software for literature review automation, today announced a new set of enterprise-level features for DistillerSR to help large teams and organizations more efficiently manage their literature reviews.