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Introduction to SUMARI

SUMARI is a web-based review application that supports the majority of steps involved in the review process.

SUMARI is based on the JBI Reviewer’s Manual and provides functionality to align with the JBI process and requirements. Researchers can choose from ten different review types or create their own custom review. Once the review type has been selected, a new project is created. The project landing page is the Overview tab with a Summary screen and a Participants screen. The Summary screen displays information about the numbers of studies left to review, appraise, and extract data from, while the Participants screen allows other researchers to be added to the project.

Scroll down our A-Z Databases and Ebooks page to access SUMARI:

Getting started with SUMARI

BEFORE using the SUMARI tool, all researchers and team members must FIRST create a “personal account” with Ovid, the providers of SUMARI . To do so, click on the link. From the drop-down box in Ovid SP select EPB Tools > SUMARI > “Register New User”.

Follow the registration instructions to create the account. Once your account is registered you will be able to create a new SUMARI project. All team members on group projects must have personal accounts before project invites can be sent.


It is possible to work between COVIDENCE and JBI SUMARI and transfer articles that have been selected in COVIDENCE to JBI SUMARI.

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