Assemble an appropriate team
If you are not already an individual or group with rich experience in synthesizing research evidence, consider working with others who have such experience. Similarly, if you are not already an individual or group working in close partnership with decision-makers, consider working with groups that have such partnerships (and if you don’t have access to such a group, check out our tips for supporting decision-makers). A complete systematic review team generally includes or has access to individuals who have information retrieval, content, statistical and broader methodological skills. Involving individuals with relevant content expertise is also highly desirable in most cases. Of course, any one individual may bring more than one of these attributes, but conducting high-quality systematic reviews require a team approach.