A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis

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.

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Fig. 1: Open synthesis community.

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Evidence Synthesis Hackathon 2019 was supported by the Faculty of Science at UNSW Sydney, Fenner School of Environment & Society at the Australian National University, Stockholm Environment Institute and University of Johannesburg. A.S.-T. was partially funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - Projektnummer 316099922 - TRR 212.

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Nakagawa, S., Dunn, A.G., Lagisz, M. et al. A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 498–501 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1153-2

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