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Review support: The following tools aim to provide support for systematic reviewers, usually through aiding the study identification and data extraction processes.

Tool Link Description 
Covidence https://www.covidence.org/home
A systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment.
Distiller SR
https://www.evidencepartners.com/products/distillersr-systematic-review-software/
Allows users to collaborate in real-time by accessing and extracting data from the web, as well as to create custom forms, reports and metric trackers.
Epistemonikos / LOVE tool
https://www.epistemonikos.cl/proyectos/love/
Maps and organizes evidence
EPPI-Reviewer
https://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/EPPIReviewer-Web
An online software application which supports authors and editors in writing all types of systematic reviews, particularly in complex areas including meta-analysis, framework synthesis, and thematic synthesis
JBI SUMARI
https://www.jbisumari.org/
Supports 10 review types and facilitates the entire review process, including protocol development, team management, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, data synthesis and writing your systematic review report, in one easy-to-use web application
ReviewManager
https://training.cochrane.org/online-learning/core-software-cochrane-reviews/revman
As the online platform recommended for Cochrane intervention reviews, it is designed to integrate with other systematic review software and has new features and updates added regularly
SRDR
srdr.ahrq.gov
SRDR is a database of systematic reviews and the individual data-abstraction tables that go into production of the review and that are available for download and reuse under the creative commons license

Automation tools: The following aim to utilize data mining and automated approaches to facilitate the review process.

Tool Link Description
Epistemonikos / LOVE tool
https://www.epistemonikos.cl/proyectos/love/
Maps and organizes evidence
EPPI-Reviewer
https://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/EPPIReviewer-Web 
An online software application which supports authors and editors in writing all types of systematic reviews, particularly in complex areas including meta-analysis, framework synthesis, and thematic synthesis
Rayyan
https://rayyan.qcri.org/
Speeds up the process of screening and selecting studies
RCT Classifier
https://community.cochrane.org/sites/default/files/uploads/QRG_RCT_classifier.pdf 
Machine learning routine that helps to distinguish between reports of randomized (and quasi-Randomized) controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs
Robotreviewer
https://www.robotreviewer.net/ 
Automatically extracts and synthesises data from randomized controlled trials

Cochrane Crowd is organizing specific COVID-related screening challenges designed to enable the community to come together each week. These generally focus on identifying randomized controlled trials. Cochrane Task Exchange has a specific area where people wishing either to commission or to conduct COVID related tasks can be matched.




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Resources for researchers considering and conducting COVID-19 evidence syntheses