Explore Expansion of Evidence Synthesis Services to Researchers

With increasing requests for evidence synthesis support from STEM researchers, the Science & Engineering Libraries are exploring options for how to expand this service to researchers in disciplines beyond the health sciences and are developing competencies in collaborating on this unique type of research.

Researchers across all disciplines are conducting “systematic reviews” and other systematized approaches to rigorously reviewing the scholarly and gray literature (aka evidence synthesis).  This type of research traditionally has a strong history of being performed as a collaboration between researchers and librarians in the health sciences.  Over the last decade, the number of published systematic and scoping reviews by UW-Madison researchers has increased substantially in many other disciplines.  

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