Useful Features of SRDR+

The following features of SRDR+ are designed to improve the efficiency of your data extraction process:

Data extraction supported for multiple types of systematic reviews

SRDR+ is flexible enough to create data extraction forms for various types of systematic reviews, such as those evaluating treatment effectiveness, diagnostic accuracy, and epidemiology.

Build and customize extraction forms

SRDR+ helps you build, customize, and share data extraction forms. You can add different types of questions, (e.g., multiple choice, checkbox, dropdown, etc.) and customize your form by deleting and adding tabs. 

Define outcomes clearly 

SRDR+ uses a structured approach that aligns with outcome definitions in study registries such as ClinicalTrials.gov to make it easier for you to define your study outcomes. This feature will likely help clarify your data extraction process, promote consistency in how data are extracted, and help minimize bias in your systematic review.

Multiple data extraction and adjudication of responses  

SRDR+’s new Data Comparison Tool finds discrepancies between data extracted from the same study by multiple team members. It displays the multiple sets of extracted data side-by-side and automatically flags disagreements that need resolution. This tool has the potential to make your data extraction and adjudication process more efficient.

Export your data in different formats

When you’re done with the data extraction process, SRDR+ makes it easy to export your data into an Excel Worksheet or .CSV file. Individual sections of data extraction forms (e.g., Design, Participant Baseline Characteristics, Outcomes, Results) are exported as separate sheets in Excel / .CSV files for easy handling, linking?, and setting up for analyses.

More than just a data extraction tool

SRDR+ isn’t just a tool for organizing your data extraction process. It also functions as a repository of previously-extracted data. That means you can avoid countless hours of data extraction by building off the work of other systematic reviewers. This resource is also especially invaluable if your team is conducting a systematic review update because it lets you reuse the data that are already stored and organized in SRDR+. 

Systematic review consumers, such as guideline developers, policy-makers, clinicians, patients, and the general public can also use the SRDR+ repository to access systematic review data.

You can go here to see a list of SRDR+ projects with publicly available data: https://srdr.ahrq.gov/projects/published.

Now that you know a little more about what SRDR+ can do, let’s talk about how to use it!