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Scoping Reviews

"Scoping reviews can be conducted to meet various objectives.

They may

  • examine the extent (that is, size), range (variety), and nature (characteristics) of the evidence on a topic or question;
  • determine the value of undertaking a systematic review;
  • summarize findings from a body of knowledge that is heterogeneous in methods or discipline;
  • or identify gaps in the literature to aid the planning and commissioning of future research.“

Copied from: PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and Explanation.
Tricco AC, Lillie E, Zarin W, O'Brien KK, Colquhoun H, Levac D, Moher D, Peters MDJ, Horsley T, Weeks L, Hempel S, Akl EA, Chang C, McGowan J, Stewart L, Hartling L, Aldcroft A, Wilson MG, Garritty C, Lewin S, Godfrey CM, Macdonald MT, Langlois EV, Soares-Weiser K, Moriarty J, Clifford T, Tunçalp Ö, Straus SE
Annals of internal medicine. 2018;169(7):467-73.

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) Checklist.

Scoping reviews: what they are and how you can do them - Cochrane Training

When you begin a scoping review, register the protocol with the Open Science Framework (OSF) Registry.

Optimising the process for conducting scoping reviews - BMJ Evid Based Med - 21 October 2020