Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Trial of JBI SUMARI tool to support systematic reviews

JBI SUMARI (System for the Unified Management of the Assessment and Review of Information) allows you to 'develop, conduct and report on systematic reviews of evidence related to the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of health care interventions or professional activities.' 

Trial access to this, and other associated Joanna Briggs tools, are available via the University of York until 14th December 2017

To access the trial go to and login using your University of York account. Select JBI SUMARI and login using your Ovid Personal Account (or create one if needed). Select the Green Wolter Kluwer/EBP Network Account option and you are ready to start.

We are very interested in knowing if this tool is valuable to staff and students undertaking systematic reviews. Please send any feedback you may have to 

For further information on SUMARI go to There are also some video tutorials on using the software at Copied below is a summary of the resource from

The System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI) is the Joanna Briggs Institute's premier software for the systematic review of literature.
It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities to conduct systematic reviews. SUMARI supports 10 review types, including:
  1. Reviews of effectiveness
  2. Qualitative research
  3. Economic evaluations
  4. Prevalence/incidence
  5. Aetiology/risk
  6. Mixed methods
  7. Umbrella/overviews
  8. Text/opinion
  9. Diagnostic test accuracy
  10. Scoping reviews
It facilitates the entire review process, from protocol development, team management, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, data synthesis and writing your systematic review report. Essentially, it is a word processor, reference management program, statistical and qualitative data analysis program all in one easy to use web application.