Scoping Reviews

What is a Scoping Review?

“Scoping reviews are exploratory projects that systematically map the literature available on a topic, identifying key concepts, theories, sources of evidence and gaps in the research” - CIHR



Examples of methodology projects conducted by our team

  1. Tricco, A. C., Lillie, E., Zarin, W., O’Brien, K., Colquhoun, H., Kastner, M., ... & Kenny, M. (2016). A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews. BMC medical research methodology, 16(15). doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0116-4.
  2. PRISMA extension for scoping reviews.


Examples of our Scoping Reviews

  1. Tricco, A. C., Cardoso, R., Thomas, S. M., Motiwala, S., Sullivan, S., Kealey, M. R., ... & Shepperd, S. (2016). Barriers and facilitators to uptake of systematic reviews by policy makers and health care managers: A scoping review. Implementation Science, 11(4). doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0370-1.
  1. Tricco, A. C., Cogo, E., Ashoor, H., Perrier, L., McKibbon, K. A., Grimshaw, J. M., & Straus, S. E. (2013). Sustainability of knowledge translation interventions in healthcare decision-making: Protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 3(5), e002970. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002970.