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Meta-Base: Entwicklung einer Datenmanagement-Software für systematische Übersichtsarbeiten und Meta-Analysen

English title Meta-Base: Developing a data management software for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Applicant Trelle Sven
Number 121160
Funding scheme NRP 53 Musculoskeletal Health - Chronic Pain
Research institution Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Methods of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Start/End 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2008
Approved amount 144'142.00
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Keywords (2)

Systematic reviews; Datenmanagement

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
Meta-Base: Developing a data management software for systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Carefully conducted systematic reviews and meta-analyses are the gold standard for establishing the effects of interventions. Consequently, they have to be performed in the same rigorous and systematic manner as clinical studies. The process of performing a systematic review and meta-analysis is complex. Usually, several people are involved and large amounts of data have to be managed. Database systems have the potential to help reviewers to manage the review process and to minimize errors.

To develop a flexible web-based data management system for systematic reviews, which assist authors in all steps of the review process.

The system will help to perform systematic reviews and meta-analyses more efficiently and transparent. Although there are commercial systems available that are able to manage at least parts of the proposed system, these commercial systems are expensive and not affordable for academic institutions. The proposed system will be available free of charge for Swiss academics.
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