Accessing consensus

Once both reviewers have sent their forms to Consensus, a Compare button will appear next to the study in the study list. Select Compare to begin consensus for that study. 

Once you've selected Save on the consensus screen, then you are assigned to consensus for that study and no other reviewers will be able to access it until you've completed it. 


Doing consensus

For items where there is a conflict, we will display a Decision required label in the Final decision column. To make a decision, either select the most accurate response or select Decision required and you can type in the final decision. 

In the screenshot above, you'll notice that there are 23 conflicts to resolve, 18 of them in data extraction and 5 of them in quality assessment. Use the tabs to switch between data extraction and quality assessment. You display more or less of the study's PDF by clicking and dragging the dividing line between the PDF and consensus form. 

Save and Complete 

Press Save periodically to save your consensus. Once you've resolved all the conflicts in the Data extraction and Quality assessment tabs and you're happy with the state of the data, press Complete. Once you've pressed Complete, you'll no longer be able to edit the extracted data for that study, however other reviewers will be able to view it and the data will appear in the export.