A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis

Shinichi Nakagawa*, Adam G. Dunn, Malgorzata Lagisz, Alexandra Bannach-Brown, Eliza M. Grames, Alfredo Sánchez-Tójar, Rose E. O’Dea, Daniel W. A. Noble, Martin J. Westgate, Pieter A. Arnold, Stuart Barrow, Alison Bethel, Eve Cooper, Yong Zhi Foo, Sonya R. Geange, Emily Hennessy, Witness Mapanga, Kerrie Mengersen, Claudia Munera, Matthew J. PageVivian Welch, Evidence Synthesis Hackathon 2019 Participants, Neal R. Haddaway

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2020


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