A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis

Evidence Synth Hackathon 2019 Part, Shinichi Nakagawa, Adam G. Dunn, Malgorzata Lagisz, Alexandra Bannach-Brown, Eliza M. Grames, Alfredo Sanchez-Tojar, 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 MuneraMatthew J. Page, Vivian Welch, Neal R. Haddaway

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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 - 1 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


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