A new ecosystem for evidence synthesisPublished academic paper
The number of publications has been increasing exponentially, and as a result, so has the research field of evidence synthesis. Consequently, there is now a need to maintain the quality, currency and credibility of evidence synthesis approaches. Within this commentary, we provide a vision for evidence synthesis as a fundamental tool for generating and guiding decision-making. This paper is aimed at all stakeholders, including researchers, institutions, and the broader general community.
Synthesizing evidence is an essential part of scientific progress, but it is often done in a slow and uncoordinated manner, sometimes producing misleading conclusions. Here, we propose the idea of an ‘open synthesis community’ to resolve this pressing issue.
The paper was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution on 23 March 2020. Read the paper by following this link: Nakagawa, Shinichi, et al. “A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis.” Nature Ecology & Evolution 4.4 (2020): 498-501