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Still moving toward automation of the systematic review process: a summary of discussions at the third meeting of the International Collaboration for Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR)
Systematic Reviews
  • Annette M. O'Connor, Iowa State University
  • Guy Tsafnat, Evidentli Pty Ltd
  • Stephen B. Gilbert, Iowa State University
  • Kristina A. Thayer, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ian Shemilt, University College London
  • James Thomas, University College London
  • Paul Glasziou, Bond University
  • Mary S. Wolfe, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2019
DOI
10.1186/s13643-019-0975-y
Abstract

The third meeting of the International Collaboration for Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR) was held 17–18 October 2017 in London, England. ICASR is an interdisciplinary group whose goal is to maximize the use of technology for conducting rapid, accurate, and efficient systematic reviews of scientific evidence. The group seeks to facilitate the development and widespread acceptance of automated techniques for systematic reviews. The meeting’s conclusion was that the most pressing needs at present are to develop approaches for validating currently available tools and to provide increased access to curated corpora that can be used for validation. To that end, ICASR’s short-term goals in 2018–2019 are to propose and publish protocols for key tasks in systematic reviews and to develop an approach for sharing curated corpora for validating the automation of the key tasks.

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This article is published as O’Connor, Annette M., Guy Tsafnat, Stephen B. Gilbert, Kristina A. Thayer, Ian Shemilt, James Thomas, Paul Glasziou, and Mary S. Wolfe. "Still moving toward automation of the systematic review process: a summary of discussions at the third meeting of the International Collaboration for Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR)." Systematic Reviews 8, no. 1 (2019): 57. DOI: 10.1186/s13643-019-0975-y.

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Annette M. O'Connor, Guy Tsafnat, Stephen B. Gilbert, Kristina A. Thayer, et al.. "Still moving toward automation of the systematic review process: a summary of discussions at the third meeting of the International Collaboration for Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR)" Systematic Reviews Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2019) p. 57
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen_b_gilbert/77/