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Dec 2023 Notice:

From December 14, 2023 to January 2, 2024, the SSRC will be closed and will not be considering any new requests during this period. Please do not submit a request during this time.

The SSRC will resume as of January 3, 2024 and you will receive a reply in January about the status of your request.

Submitting an application does not guarantee an acceptance, as this will be based on the factors listed on our Eligibility & Parameters page of our Systematic & Scoping Review Collaboration (SSRC).

You should receive a response within 5 business days. However at times of high volume, it may take longer to get back to you.

The SSRC is intended for evidence synthesis-type reviews leading to original research, not for the purpose of assignments or course-related studies. Students involved in assignment or course-related research can meet with a librarian for a consultation on how to conduct a comprehensive search of the literature:

  • You must be a current University of Toronto faculty, or staff in the health sciences, or social sciences at the St. George campus, and the Principal Investigator of the project to apply for the SSRC. It is NOT for students. 
  • The SSRC is for systematic reviews, scoping reviews and other types of knowledge syntheses

This application form must be submitted by the Principal Investigator.  

*NOTICE: The SSRC will be closed during holidays

Example: Dr. Ali Smith, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Scientist at SickKids hospital

Knowledge syntheses are a team sport, we require all projects to have a team in place.

Uttley, L., Montgomery, P. The influence of the team in conducting a systematic review. Syst Rev 6, 149 (2017).
8. Have you already met with a librarian?
10. Is this for a grant proposal?
Librarians are included as Co-applicants or Collaborators or Knowledge Experts on grant submissions.
18. Have you searched to determine if a review or protocol have already been published or registered on your topic?

(Reviews take up to a year, or more, to complete. If your timeframe is tight, a librarian may not be able to accommodate your request. Please see timeframe chart)* 

21. Do you have a protocol?
*We require all teams to have a protocol. Please have a completed protocol ready, as we will request a copy to be emailed to us in our initial reply to your request*