Open synthesis and the coronavirus pandemic in 2020

Neal R. Haddaway, Elie A. Akl, Matthew J. Page, Vivian A. Welch, Ciara Keenan, Tamara Lotfi

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•Open Science principles are vital for ensuring reproducibility, trust, and legacy.
•Evidence synthesis is a vital means of summarizing research for decision-making.
•Open Synthesis is the application of Open Science principles to evidence synthesis.
•Open approaches to planning, conducting, and reporting synthesis have many benefits.
•We call on the evidence synthesis community to embrace Open Synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-191
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


  • Collaborative research
  • Evidence ecosystem
  • Repeatability
  • Research waste
  • Traceability
  • Transparency

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