Basics of JBI SUMARI
JBI SUMARI (System for the Unified Management of the Assessment and Review of Information) is a software package designed to assist in the conduct of JBI systematic reviews. JBI SUMARI is a web-based application that is available for purchase via Lippincott’s Nursing Centre on the Evidence-Based Practice Network. It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities to conduct 10 different types of reviews including reviews of effectiveness, qualitative research, economic evaluations, prevalence/incidence, etiology/risk, mixed methods, umbrella/overviews, text/opinion, diagnostic test accuracy and scoping reviews.
If you attended the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program or are a core staff member from a contributing Joanna Briggs Collaboration Centre of Excellence. You will have free access to JBI SUMARI for 12 months.
An annual subscription to JBI SUMARI can be purchased from JBI partners Wolters Kluwer via Lippincott’s Nursing Centre on the Evidence-Based Practice Network. Purchase an annual subscription for $130.
If you have completed the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program you will have free access to JBI SUMARI for 12 months from the date of account activation.
If you have used JBI SUMARI in your research project please use the following citation...
Munn, Z., Aromataris, E., Tufanaru, C., Stern, C., Porritt, K., Farrow, J., Lockwood, C., Stephenson, M., Moola, S., Lizarondo, L. and McArthur, A., 2018. The development of software to support multiple systematic review types: the Joanna Briggs Institute System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (JBI SUMARI). International journal of evidence-based healthcare.
The full article can be accessed by following this link
SUMARI is an online web-based application. This means you don’t need to install any software. To ensure you receive the best of user experience, we recommend using a modern browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox when using SUMARI. In some other browsers (such as Internet Explorer and Safari) there are some features which will not work correctly, such as the qualitative synthesis.
Currently SUMARI is only able to be used online. We are investigating offline use and hope to have this as a feature in the future.
|Project Owner||Privileged Author||Author||Reviewer|
|Can invite participants|
|Can edit roles allocated to participants|
|Can edit project owner|
|Can view the protocol builder|
|Can edit the protocol section headings and text|
|Can view the studies|
|Can create and import studies|
|Can decide to include or exclude studies|
|Can conduct a preliminary critical appraisal|
|Can conduct final (third) critical appraisal|
|Can view/edit own final critical appraisal results|
|Can view/edit all final critical appraisal results|
|Can conduct data extraction|
|Can view final data extraction results|
|Can edit own final data extraction results|
|Can edit any final data extraction results|
|Can perform qualitative synthesis|
|Can perform meta-analysis|