Susan Sykes

As Evidence Partners’ Director of Marketing & Communications, Susan Sykes works hard to create and deliver content that the evidence-based research community will find interesting and useful. She is an experienced writer and marketing professional who loves finding ways to communicate in-depth, technical information so that it engages the reader. In her down time, she can often be found plotting her next home decor project.

Recent Posts

State of the Art Literature Reviews: Why They Fail

By Susan Sykes

If you’re involved in the preparation of Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) for medical devices, you’re likely to find yourself doing a lot more literature reviews in the near future. Under the MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev 4 regulations that come into effect on May 26, 2020, literature reviews play an...

5 Systematic Review Challenges For Guideline Development (And One Thing You Can Do To Solve Them)

By Susan Sykes

Systematic reviews play a pivotal role in the development of clinical practice guidelines. But with everything else that goes into the process, who has time to learn to use systematic review software? You’ve got to manage staff and volunteers, juggle deadlines, and make sure your guidelines are...

Systematic Review Life Cycle {Free Infographic}

By Susan Sykes

Do you get overwhelmed when thinking about all the tasks that go into completing a systematic review? Download our handy flow chart illustrating the steps in a typical systematic review to guide you along the way.

Evidence Partners Offers No-Charge Access to Distiller Systematic Review Software for Students

By Susan Sykes

Ottawa, CANADA - Evidence Partners, the world’s leading provider of literature review software, today announced a new Student Program coming in early 2017 to make its DistillerSR systematic review software more accessible to students.

Agreement Settings Cheat Sheet {Infographic}

By Susan Sykes

When conducting a review, there are a number of different approaches to reference screening. While the basics are solo screening and dual screening, there are many variations on these that you can configure to best suit your needs.

Evidence Partners Launches CuratorCR

By Susan Sykes

Ottawa, CANADA – Evidence Partners, the world’s leading provider of literature review software, has launched CuratorCR, a new tool for storing, curating, and re-using large volumes of coded references that are generated as a by-product of the review process. CuratorCR is a powerful companion to...

Reviewer Calibration: Are We On The Same Page?

By Susan Sykes

Distiller users often cite the “human factor” in systematic reviews as one of the major challenges that the software helps them mitigate. And when you have multiple humans with differing experience and knowledge screening references, the potential for conflict - and errors - can be significant....

Citing Distiller in Publications and Presentations

By Susan Sykes

Our clients screen over 50,000 references every day – over 4 million in total to date – and have completed thousands of reviews using our software. We’re often asked about citing the use of Distiller in publications and presentations, so we put together the following guidelines and examples.

What's New in DistillerSR v2?

By Susan Sykes

All DistillerSR users will automatically be upgraded to Distiller SR v2 on June 30, 2016. Here are a few of the great new features that you will find in the latest version of Distiller:

Time to Upgrade to DistillerSR v2

By Susan Sykes

Effective June 30, 2016, all DistillerSR users will be upgraded to DistillerSR v2, which offers an improved user interface and a number of new features. The new version is completely backward compatible – all current projects will continue to work exactly as they do today.