Rayyan - An application developed at Qatar Computing Research Institute which aids systematic review authors in performing their research in a quick and easy fashion. Authors can collaborate together to determine papers that will be included/excluded and label articles. There is no cost associated with this tool.
Covidence - Covidence is a not-for-profit service dedicated to improving the production of systematic reviews so that health decision-making can draw on the best available evidence. This tool is a collaboration between Cochrane and the team of systematic reviewers, designers and software developers that developed the ReGroup and EROS software prototypes with support from The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, National ICT Australia, University College London and Instituto de Effectividad Clinica y Sanitaria. View a selection of YouTube Covidence videos to learn how to use this resource. Topics covered include citation screening, full text review, and more. You can also read a 2014 Product Review from the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. Note: Anyone can trial Covidence to see how this resource supports the systematic review process. There is no charge for one free review for two reviewers. Cost are now associated with this product. If you have trialed this product, please contact Donna Gibson to share your feedback about pursuing an institutional subscription.
AMSTAR - Acronym stands for A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews.
CASP - Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. This resource is produced by Solutions for Public Health (SPH), a not-for-profit NHS public health organisation in the UK. Product strength is that it provides a different evaluation tool for different types of research studies, which is important since search results will usually have a variety of study types.
CATmaker - A computer-assisted critical appraisal open source tool which helps you create critically appraised topics for key articles you encounter about Therapy, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Aetiology/Harm, and Systematic Reviews of Therapy.
CONSORT - The main product of this resource is the consort statement, which is an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomized trials. It offers a standard way for authors to prepare reports of trial findings, facilitating their complete and transparent reporting, and aiding their critical appraisal and interpretation.
Downs' and Black's Critical Appraisal Tool - Provides both an overall score for study quality and a numeric score out of a possible 30 points. Contains five sections. Administration of the tool can happen either within a systematic review process, or as a quality assessment tool for individual articles.