Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Systematic Review Toolbox at ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress

We’ve been working away behind the scenes at the Systematic Review Toolbox with some exciting stuff on horizon scanning for new tools. We conducted a mapping exercise of the software tool research publications currently indexed in the toolbox using Yale MeSH Analyser and VOS Viewer text mining software.  Our findings are informing the development of a search strategy to ensure new tools are identified and indexed in the toolbox efficiently.

We’re pleased to be presenting this work via a research methods poster at the ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow this week.  The poster (PRM246 Location I12) will be on display on Wednesday 8th November from 08.45 until 14.00.  The author discussion hour with Dr Chris Marshall, developer and editor of the SR toolbox, will be between 13.00-14.00, so if you are attending ISPOR and want to know more, please come and say hello then.

Density Visualization Map of potential search terms generated by VOSviewer

Density Visualization Map of potential search terms generated by VOSviewer

-Anthea