Health Sciences (Interdisciplinary)


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Knowledge synthesis

It is recommended to write a protocol when starting a systematic or scoping review.

For Scoping Review:

  • The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) has a protocol template that could be used, with explanations:

For systematic reviews:

For more information on what you need to know when starting a comprehensive review, please consult the uOttawa Library Systematic Review Guide:



University of Ottawa Library now has an institutional subscription to Covidence, a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. It should be noted that, while Covidence specifically mentions systematic reviews, it has also been used for comprehensive literature reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, meta-narratives, and other types of literature reviews. It can also be used for any discipline including health sciences, medicine, social sciences, environmental sciences, biology, management, education, and so forth.


For more information, please visit our libguide Covidence