Why prospective registration of systematic reviews makes sense

Syst Rev. 2012 Feb 9;1:7. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-1-7.

Abstract

Prospective registration of systematic reviews promotes transparency, helps reduce potential for bias and serves to avoid unintended duplication of reviews. Registration offers advantages to many stakeholders in return for modest additional effort from the researchers registering their reviews.

MeSH terms

  • Bias
  • Biomedical Research
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Internationality
  • Registries*
  • Review Literature as Topic*