Chris Fournier: 0000-0002-8233-448X

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel: 0000-0002-8777-402X

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evidence, based, research, review, design, life, sciences, faculty




Library and Information Science


The reproducibility crisis in published scientific work is changing the way that research is designed and conducted. Librarians in academic institutions can play a key role in promoting improved adherence to evidence-based guidelines for performing literature reviews. The Cornell Systematic Review Team has developed a checklist, https://osf.io/2edg9/?pid=ezqpd, that can be used in research consultations as a conversation framework when assisting patrons with review design. This checklist is informed by widely accepted best practices for development of a sound systematic review protocol. Discussing this checklist with patrons promotes increased transparency, reduction of bias, and improved reproducibility of graduate student and faculty research.

Additional Information

Poster presented at 2019 Conference of Upstate New York Science Librarians, held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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