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Colandr for Systematic Reviews

Using the systematic review tool for title and abstract screening, full-text article screening, and data extraction
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What is Colandr?

Colandr is a free, web-based, open-access tool for conducting evidence synthesis projects, such as systematic and scoping reviews. It is not domain-specific; that is, it can be used for all different subject areas. Colandr can be used collaboratively with teams of any size. This tool can also be used throughout multiple stages of the systematic review process: protocol development, citation deduplication, article screening, data extraction and coding, and manuscript development. Data from Colandr can be downloaded into a CSV file and can be used to create tables.

How does Colandr work?

Colandr uses machine learning to facilitate evidence synthesis. The initial setup of Colandr is essential in ensuring these capabilities and full functionality. This guide aims to describe the major steps in detail. Visit to get started.

How do I cite Colandr?

Cheng, SH., Augustin, C., Bethel, A., Gill, D., Anzaroot, S., Brun, J., DeWilde, B., Minnich, R., Garside, R., Masuda, Y., Miller, DC., Wilkie, D., Wongbusarakum, S. and McKinnon, MC. (2018), Using machine learning to advance synthesis and use of conservation and environmental evidence. Conservation Biology, 32: 762-764. doi:10.1111/cobi.1311

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