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Now you have even more control of your evidence synthesis projects with PICO Portal. We introduce two new features:

  • Customizing exclusion criteria
  • Assigning the role of “Principal Reviewer”

Customizing Exclusion Options

Not every project uses PICOS as selection criteria, so now PICO Portal supports customized exclusion criteria (i.e., PECO, scoping review, etc.). You can define a new criterion, set its order in the dropdown, and include a description to help reviewers. It is easy to add and even easier to use during screening and review.

June Release

For more information about enabling or disabling PICOS, refer to the Enable PICOS link.

Assigning the role of Principal Reviewer

You can now assign one or more team members as Principal Reviewer, e.g., a researcher who has in-depth knowledge on the subject (other tools call this role “Senior Reviewer”). PICO Portal will make sure that during dual review, each article will be reviewed at least once by a Principal Reviewer.

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For more information about enabling dual review or custom review with Principal Reviewer, refer to the Project Workflow link.

The team at PICO Portal believes in collecting regular feedback from its users and improve with each release. Apart from various bug fixes, this release introduces the Rapid PDF Upload features.

Rapid PDF Upload is a report that can you share with librarians, informationists, and other team of collaborators to speed up the identification and upload of full-text PDFs while maintaining the project integrity. To access the Rapid PDF Upload screen, a project owner should click Reports > Upload PDF.

May Release

You can also download the report to Excel and use the information to identify the full text. The exported file allows you to analyze the citations by applying various filters to the columns as shown below.

May Release

You can also copy-paste the citation details by clicking the Copy button available next to the citation. It copies the important details, such as citation title, author information, published date, and publication information.

May Release

For more information about using the Rapid PDF Upload feature, refer to the Rapid Upload PDFs section.

With our continued efforts to improve our user experience and to keep adding new features, this release includes the following:

Auto Advance

Introduced the Auto-Advance feature while you perform review or screening. When it's ON, it will display the next citation immediately after you select a response.

April Release

Contact Us

Contact us was added to send a direct message to support or request a meeting.

April Release

Data Extraction

Data Extraction capabilities have been added to PICO Portal. this module offers a way to extract free text and then export the output in a Microsoft Excel sheet. For more information about performing data extraction, refer to the Data Extraction Screening Page.

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