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PROSPERO registrations reach 10,000 records milestone

  Created on Monday, 23 Nov 2015. Posted in Literature

PROSPERO, the international prospective register of systematic reviews produced by the NIHR funded Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York now holds over 10,000 searchable records.

Systematic reviews aim to identify, evaluate and summarise available research evidence on a specific research question.  They are widely accepted as providing the best quality evidence to support decision making in health and social care for policy and practice.  Decision-makers recognize that well conducted systematic reviews provide the most reliable estimates of the effects of health care interventions.

PROSPERO is helping reduce unplanned duplication and encouraging greater information sharing and collaboration worldwide.  Registration increases transparency and helps safeguard against selective reporting; allowing readers to compare published research with what was planned at the outset.