1. Develop a research question. PICO or other question framing devices can be used to clarify your question.
2. Define inclusion and exclusion criteria
4. Select studies for inclusion
6. Extract data.
7. Analyze and present results
8. Interpret results
9. Update the review as needed
*Note: These steps are derived from the NIH presentation "Undertaking a Systematic Review: What you Need to Know": http://nihlibrary.campusguides.com/ld.php?content_id=1380821
Before embarking on a systematic review project, you should carefully consider all of the expertise you will need to define your research question, search for evidence, appraise/grade the evidence, and potentially complete a statistical meta-analysis of the data. To prevent problems with potential bias, solo Systematic Review projects are not advised. A typical team might look like: