Once you’ve published your data extraction template, a Begin extraction button will appear for each study. Select Begin extraction to start extracting.
Two reviewers can be assigned to each study. The reviewers for a study are determined by who selects Begin extraction and then saves the extraction form first.
The study's PDF should appear on the left. PDFs need to be uploaded during full text review.
On the right side is the data extraction or quality assessment form. Use the tabs to switch between them.
You can change the relative width of the PDF panel and the extraction panel by clicking and dragging the divider.
Each textfield and single choice item has a comment. Select the comment icon to enter a comment. This will be visible during consensus, but not to the other reviewer. These comments are not exported.
To access the QA tool for a study, select the Quality Assessment tab. Quality assessment is optional. If there's no Quality Assessment tab, then the quality assessment template hasn't been published.
Save and Send for Consensus
Select Save periodically and when you leave the extraction screen. Once you’ve finished data extraction and quality assessment for that study, press Send for Consensus. At the moment, once you’ve sent the form to consensus, this can’t be undone. You can, however, edit your form by selecting the 'Edit' button on the study. Complete both Data extraction and Quality Assessment (if required) before you send for consensus.