About the Systematic Review Data Repository Plus™ (SRDR+)

In an effort to reduce the burden of conducting systematic reviews, researchers and developers at the Brown University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) (previously at Tufts Medical Center), with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed a collaborative, Web-based repository of systematic review data. This resource serves as both an archive and data extraction tool and is shared among organizations and individuals producing systematic reviews worldwide, enabling the creation of a central database of systematic review data which may be critiqued, updated, and augmented on an ongoing basis. This database is freely accessible to facilitate evidence reviews and thus improve and speed up policy-making with regards to healthcare.

SRDR+ is an updated version of SRDR with a range of new features and improvements to the system. For a period of time, both SRDR and SRDR+ will run in parallel. We will send out notifications so that you are prepared for the eventual migration of all projects from SRDR to SRDR+.

Why have an open systematic review data repository?

Such a repository helps the world in various ways, such as through:

SRDR Annual Reports

The Systematic Review Data Repository has experienced significant growth since it was released to the public in June 2012. The following reports, released on an annual basis, proceed to record the growth of SRDR. We invite you to download these reports in a PDF format using the links below.

2013: "SRDR Annual Report: February 2013 - November 2013"
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2014: "SRDR Annual Report: December 2013 - November 2014"
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2015: "SRDR Annual Report: December 2014 - November 2015"
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2016: "SRDR Annual Report: December 2015 - November 2016"
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2017: "SRDR Annual Report: December 2016 - November 2017"
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SRDR Project Team

Director and Principal Investigator: Ian Saldanha, MBBS, MPH, PhD (Brown University)
Founder and former Director: Joseph Lau, MD (Brown University)
Co-Investigator: Ethan Balk, MD, MPH (Brown University)
Administrator: Bryant Smith, MPH, CPH (Brown University)
Lead Programmer: Jens Jap, BS (Brown University)
Assistant Programmer: Birol Senturk, BA (Brown University)

Joseph Lau, MD (Brown University)
Byron Wallace, PhD (Northeastern University)
Iain Marshall, MRCGP, PhD (King’s College London)

Past Contributors
Christopher Parkin
Nira Hadar
Manlik Kwong
Sarah Keefe
Amy Earley
Ramon Iovin
Stanley Ip

SRDR Governance Board

Current Members:

James Scott Parrott, PhD (Chair)
Professor, Rutgers University School of Health Professions, Newark, NJ, USA

Linn Brandt, MD
Member, MAGIC Board, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Christine Laine, MD, MPH
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Robert McDonough, MD, JD, MPP
Senior Director, Clinical Policy Research & Development, Aetna, Hartford, CT, USA

Karen Robinson, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Joanne M. Spahn, MS, RD, FADA
Lead Nutritionist, US Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Alexandria, VA, USA

Lesley A. Stewart, PhD
Professor and Director, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK

Howard White, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Collaboration, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA

Craig Whittington, PhD
Global Head of Quality, Methodology & Innovation, Doctor Evidence, LLC., Santa Monica, CA, USA

Deborah A. Zarin, MD
Former Director, ClinicalTrials.gov, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA

Former Members (with current affiliations):

Kay Dickersin, MA, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Former Director, Cochrane Eyes and Vision, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

David Moher, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Systematic Reviews, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ida Sim, MD, PhD
Technical Lead, Vivli, Professor, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

David Tovey, MBBS, FRCGP
Editor-in-Chief, Cochrane Library, London, UK

Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MS
Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery and Service and Innovation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Evelyn P. Whitlock, MD, MPH
Senior Scientific Officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

For more information, please contact us at SRDR@ahrq.hhs.gov.