Science-driven, transparent and reproducible.
Scientific literature assessments can take a wide range of forms, such as:
Provides a review of a single article or a predefined set of articles and/or summarizes a current scientific position (e.g., regulatory report).
Uses a systematic process for literature searching with a priori inclusion/exclusion criteria to map the current evidence on a topic. This can serve as the first step in a systematic review or meta-analysis.
Review of Reviews
Summarizes the "state of the science" from the current review literature (excluding primary published scientific literature).
Integrates the science on a topic from a qualitative or quantitative perspective. Literature is characterized using a dual systematic process per quality standards, and an expanded PICO chart is developed with inclusion of individual outcome data per study.