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. K., Colquhoun, H., Levac, D., … & Straus, S. E. (2018). PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and explanation. Annals of Internal Medicine, 169(7), 467-473. doi: 10.7326/M18-0850.
  2. PRISMA extension for scoping reviews.
  3. 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.


Examples of our Scoping Reviews

  1. Tricco, A. C., Rios, P., Zarin, W., Cardoso. R., Diaz, S., Nincic, V., … & Straus, S. E. (2018). Prevention and management of unprofessional behaviour among adults in the workplace: A scoping review. PLoS One, 13(7), e0201187. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201187.
  2. Tricco, A. C., Zarin, W., Rios, P., Nincic, V., Khan, P. A., Ghassemi, M., … & Langlois, E. V. (2018). Engaging policy-makers, health system managers, and policy analysts in the knowledge synthesis process: A scoping review. Implementation Science, 13(1), 31. doi: 10.1186/s13012-018-0717-x.
  3. Tricco, A. C., Thomas, S. M., Antony, J., Rios, P., Robson, R., Pattani, R., … & Straus, S. E. (2017). Strategies to prevent or reduce gender bias in peer review of research grants: A rapid scoping review. PLoS One, 12(1), e0169718. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169718.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.