We’ll admit it, we’re biased, but we think the free tool we’ve developed is one of your best options for data extraction.
We are located at the Brown Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH), which is home to the Brown Evidence-based Practice Center (Brown EPC). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded the original development of SRDR and its updated version – SRDR+ (http://srdrplus.ahrq.gov). SRDR+is a free, powerful, online, collaborative system for both extracting systematic review data and archiving the data after the review is complete.
To our knowledge, SRDR+ is the only system of its kind that is free to anybody around the world. SRDR+ aims to make it easier for researchers to extract, manage and archive data for future use (by themselves and others). SRDR+ includes customizable data extraction forms that you can use to collect and store your data in one place. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can even search for forms that other researchers have built for similar topics.
Because we’re excited to share this tool, the rest of this course will be devoted to exploring how you can use SRDR+ to extract data from primary studies, as well as leverage some of the newest features of SRDR+ to improve the accuracy and exportability of the data you extracted.
SRDR+ is free and open to anyone, but you have to set up an account to use the service. If you register on the SRDR training site, you can start playing with the program right away.