The Null, the Negative, and the Unpublished: Importance of Sharing All Research

By Jennifer Baguss

It’s common knowledge that “positive” results are often published more frequently and widely than “negative” or “null” results. There is strong evidence for such reporting biases, including both non-publication of full studies, leading to “publication bias” and selective reporting of positive...

Copyright Considerations in Scientific Research {Guest Blog}

By Kerri Mattaliano

This Guest Post comes from Kerri Mattaliano, Director, Corporate Product Solutions, Copyright Clearance Center.

The ability to seek, discover, access, and collaborate using scientific, technical, and medical (STM) articles is vital to evidence-based research such as literature reviews, whether...

Hot Tech: How Technology is Solving Today’s Biggest Systematic Review Challenges

By Jennifer Baguss

At Evidence Partners, we believe in the power of evidence-based research. As a software company, we believe in harnessing the power of technology to make the lives of researchers easier, allowing them to work more efficiently and effectively.

5 Reasons You Need to Attend DistillerSR Week 2020

By Jennifer Baguss

One of our goals for this year was to create a user conference for DistillerSR users to come together, learn from the community, and network. Of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans had to change. Instead, we decided to take our user conference idea online and create our first ever...

What’s New in DistillerSR: Next Level Automation

By Susan Sykes

At Evidence Partners, we are always striving to help our users work more efficiently. Today’s researcher is continuously bombarded with new data and publications. This torrent of information has reinforced the importance of automation in our review processes. There simply isn’t enough time or...

8 Types of Systematic Reviews You Should Know

By Jennifer Baguss

In general, a systematic review describes the rigorous process of systematically collecting, synthesizing, and reporting data to answer a well-defined research question. One of the first times we saw something resembling a “systematic review” in history was in 1753 when James Lind reported on...

How to Overcome the Top EU MDR Literature Review Challenges

By Jennifer Baguss

Medical device manufacturers working towards EU MDR compliance are running out of time. Although the EU MDR deadline will be pushed back to 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still much work to be done for manufacturers hoping to show their devices meet the new compliance standards. 

The Power of Systematic Reviews for Public Health

By Jennifer Baguss

The field of public health is absolutely critical to the sustained health and wellness of the general population. Numerous aspects of our daily lives are impacted by public health, such as nutrition, healthcare, community planning, sanitation, lawmaking, and more. Today, more than ever, the...

5 Reasons You Need Systematic Review Software for Economic Evaluations

By Jennifer Baguss

Healthcare decision makers have the difficult task of making the choices that define our healthcare policies and practices. These decisions are never taken lightly and choices should always be backed by copious evidence. An economic evaluation (EE) is commonly used in healthcare...

3 Reasons Every Literature Review Needs an Audit Trail

By Jennifer Baguss

The audit trail: a digital trail of cookie crumbs that effectively illustrates the path taken to get to where you currently are. In a literature review, an audit trail is a relatively new concept in the grand scheme of things. Older literature review methods, like using a pen and paper or even a...