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:
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We are pleased to be able to provide access to the first version of SUMARI in 2017. We plan to continue working on SUMARI throughout 2017 and beyond and will be adding new features on a regular basis. There is quite a backlog of features that we want to include in SUMARI, please see below a list of the major features we plan to work on at some stage in the future. If you have any suggestions for this list, please contact [email protected].
There are substantial differences between the old and new versions of SUMARI in many areas. The new SUMARI supports more review types than the old SUMARI, it is now an online web-based application, and there is no need to download and install any software. Please refer to the features page to review a list of all the functions available in the new SUMARI.
As some reviewers may have current projects ongoing in the old version of SUMARI, you can still continue to complete your reviews in this software. However, this software is no longer supported.
To access CReMS and the Online modules, you will need to enter your username and password.
Your Ovid username and password will not work for CReMS.
To recover your username and/or password, please click here.
You can access the online modules here:
The FAQ for the old SUMARI can be accessed here: http://www.joannabriggs.org/sumari-faq.html
The new SUMARI is an online web-based application. This means you don’t need to install any software. To ensure you receive the best of user experience, we recommend using a modern browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox when using SUMARI.
SUMARI has been designed using modern technologies and we recommend using modern browsers (i.e Chrome, Firefox) to ensure you are able to perform all the features of the software. In some other browsers (such as Internet Explorer) there are some features which will not work correctly, such as the qualitative synthesis.
Currently SUMARI is only able to be used online. We are investigating offline use and hope to have this as a feature in the future.
You can do bulk imports of studies at the moment by important Endnote XML files. In the future, we plan to expand the formats available for importing of studies.
|Project Owner||Privileged Author||Author||Reviewer|
|Can invite participants|
|Can edit roles allocated to participants|
|Can edit project owner|
|Can view the protocol builder|
|Can edit the protocol section headings and text|
|Can view the studies|
|Can create and import studies|
|Can decide to include or exclude studies|
|Can conduct a preliminary critical appraisal|
|Can conduct final (third) critical appraisal|
|Can view/edit own final critical appraisal results|
|Can view/edit all final critical appraisal results|
|Can conduct data extraction|
|Can view final data extraction results|
|Can edit own final data extraction results|
|Can edit any final data extraction results|
|Can perform qualitative synthesis|
|Can perform meta-analysis|
This is the first iteration of the meta-analysis and forest plots in the new SUMARI. We are aware some changes need to be made. We don’t have an estimate of when the below will occur, but for your information, we do plan to:
Prior to conducting data extraction, you need have two reviewers complete their independent and final critical appraisals. If this hasn't occurred, you will not be able to see the study on the data extraction page.
You can access the JBI Reviewer's Manual by clicking here: https://reviewersmanual.joannabriggs.org
We have grandfathered in all account details from the old system, so you will be able to use you current account details (except in the beta testing period).
Annual subscriptions for JBI SUMARI can be purchased via the Evidence-Based Practive Network at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, or by clicking the following link: http://www.nursingcenter.com/evidencebasedpracticenetwork/home/[email protected]/jbi-sumari.aspx
If you are a JBI student, course participant or JBC staff member and you believe you should have access, please email [email protected]
You can login to your user account by pressing the "Login" button at the top of this website; or otherwise you can visit the login page directly by clicking here.
To begin the process of recovering your username and/or resetting your user account password, please go to the SUMARI Login page by clicking here.
Once at the login screen, click on "Forgot your password?" and enter your email address to retrieve a password reset link.
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