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CMSRU Systematic Review Service: Tiered Service Levels

Work with a librarian on your next systematic or scoping review project.

NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS SERVICE, THERE IS CURRENTLY A 4-6 WEEK WAITING PERIOD FOR YOUR REQUEST TO BE REVIEWED AS OF AUGUST 2022.

Literature Search Service Level Agreement

Focused, expert literature searching (such as is conducted for systematic reviews) is a value-added service available for current members of the Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital community.  In an effort to provide the highest levels of service and quality to the entire community, we have broken our participation and services into two user options (see below). 

SERVICE LEVEL LIBRARIAN ('S) AUTHORSHIP DELIVERABLES WORK TIME
Tier One Acknowledgement
  1. Initial meeting
  2. Review intake form determining if the project is systematic review vs. other type of review (e.g., protocol review, narrative review, literature review for grant application, etc.)
  3. Develop an initial search strategy to determine the project idea's likely viability
  4. Search for already existing protocols on your project idea
  5. Identification and suggestion of other databases to user for extending search
  6. Advise on citation management and article appraisal tools
3 hours
Tier Two*
 
Co-authorship
  1. All steps carried out in Tier One level of service above.
  2. Identification of all appropriate databases
  3. Creation of final, peer-reviewed search strategies in multiple databases
  4. Grey Literature and hand searching
  5. Storage and management of citations in citation management tool such as EndNote
  6. Thorough deduplication using DeDupe-UI and manual de-duplication
  7. Uploading project documents into a Project Management software, typically the Open Science Framework.
  8. Uploading deduplicated citations into a screening software, typically Rayyan.
  9. Assistance with PRISMA flowchart (upon request)
  10. Writing of the search methods section + search strategy for both the initial protocol and final manuscript.
  11. More in-depth collaboration on additional parts of the project (e.g., writing other parts of the manuscript, help with journal selection, providing additional input/support with the systematic review process, etc.)
20+ hours

*Participation in systematic reviews by librarians comes recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Adapted from Stanford University, Lane Medical Library "Lit Search Agreement" Form