The Systematic Review Toolbox is a community-driven, searchable, web-based catalogue of tools that support various tasks within the systematic review and wider evidence synthesis process.

The toolbox aims to help researchers and reviewers find the following:

Users can perform a simple keyword (i.e. Quick) search to locate tools, or a more detailed (i.e. Advanced) search allowing users to select various criteria to find specific types of tools. Users can also suggest new tools to add to the database here.

The toolbox also shares links to relevant open-source code made available by existing software tool developers, as well as training/testing datasets to aid machine learning development. See the Developer Hub.

Chris and Anthea are the developers and editors of the Systematic Review Toolbox:


Dr Chris Marshall is a researcher specialising in evidence synthesis methods, systematic reviews, automation tools and machine learning. Chris developed the Systematic Review Toolbox in 2015 whilst pursuing his doctoral studies in Computer Science.

Follow Chris on Twitter at @Dr_C_Marshall


Anthea Sutton is a researcher and information specialist specialising in systematic literature searches, evidence synthesis and systematic review tools. Anthea develops and maintains the search strategies for the Systematic Review Toolbox.

Follow Anthea on Twitter at @antheasutton