Systematic & Scoping Review Service (SSRS)

This is about the Systematic and Scoping Review Service. 

If you’re looking for information about systematic reviews, please visit our research guide on the topic.


Nov 17, 2020 update:
The service is currently at capacity for the remainder of 2020. At this time, we are only receiving applications with project start dates of February 2021 or later for consideration.

As an alternative, your team can request an in-depth research consultation from one of our librarians.

(Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee an acceptance, as this will be based on the factors listed on our Eligibility & Parameters page).

The Systematic and Scoping Review Service (SSRS) connects University of Toronto health science researchers with librarians, who partner as co-authors in the planning, execution and writing of knowledge syntheses studies.

Having a librarian on your team is recommended, or required, by many organizations that fund and oversee systematic reviews such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Institute of Medicine and the Cochrane Collaboration. A librarian on your team could also lead to higher quality search strategies and improve the quality of the review. Gerstein librarians involved in the service participate with the aim to improve the quality of evidence synthesis studies conducted at the university.

Learn more who can use the service, and what projects are eligible.