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The System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI) is the Joanna Briggs Institute's premier software for the systematic review of literature.

It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities to conduct systematic reviews. SUMARI supports 10 review types, including reviews of effectiveness, qualitative research, economic evaluations, prevalence/incidence, aetiology/risk, mixed methods, umbrella/overviews, text/opinion, diagnostic test accuracy and scoping reviews. It facilitates the entire review process, from protocol development, team management, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, data synthesis and writing your systematic review report. Essentially, it is a word processor, reference management program, statistical and qualitative data analysis program all in one easy to use web application.

From Protocol To Report

JBI SUMARI supports the entire review process, from drafting your protocol, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction and synthesis. It also allows you to manage review teams and contributors to your review.

Scientific Credibility

JBI SUMARI is designed based upon the guidance of the Joanna Briggs Institute, and as such all methods are supported and approved by the international scientific committee. SUMARI users can conduct reviews and know that they are following a sound and rigorous methodology.

Multiple Review Types

With JBI SUMARI, you can conduct standalone reviews of 10 various types (including effectiveness, qualitative and prevalence) of systematic reviews. Additionally, you can choose to include multiple approaches within the one review.

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About JBI

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is the international not-for-profit, research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and implementation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally. For further information about JBI, please visit the website at