Systematic reviews are reports that assess the best available research on a specific question by synthesizing the results of all relevant studies according to carefully defined and described criteria documented in a Protocol. This process minimizes bias in presenting the best current evidence, thus facilitating better-informed decision-making.
Systematic reviews begin with the identification of priority questions by stakeholders from research, governmental, and civil society arenas in a collaborative process. These selected questions are examined using a rigorous methodology to identify and assess all relevant literature, and the findings are then actively disseminated to inform decision-making in research and policy arenas. The review methods are agreed collaboratively with stakeholders and explicitly defined in advance, to ensure maximum transparency and to enable the methods to be replicated - the basis of good science.
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