About the Authors

Julian H. Elliott

julian.elliott@alfred.org.au

Affiliations Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Tari Turner

Affiliations School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, Australia

Ornella Clavisi

Affiliation National Trauma Research Institute, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

James Thomas

Affiliation EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, University of London, London, England

Julian P. T. Higgins

Affiliations School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, England, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, England

Chris Mavergames

Affiliation Informatics and Knowledge Management Department, The Cochrane Collaboration, Freiburg, Germany

Russell L. Gruen

Affiliations National Trauma Research Institute, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Competing Interests

All authors are contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration. JHE is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australasian Cochrane Centre, which supports the conduct and use of systematic reviews. The views expressed in this paper are JHE's own and not necessarily those of the Australasian Cochrane Centre or the Cochrane Collaboration. TT has an unpaid adjunct position as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australasian Cochrane Centre, which supports the conduct and use of systematic reviews. The views expressed in this paper are TT's own and not necessarily those of the Australasian Cochrane Centre or the Cochrane Collaboration. CM is an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and is a full-time employee of The Cochrane Collaboration. JHE and RG co-lead the development of a systematic review workflow management tool (Covidence). Covidence has been developed with funding from competitive government grants and is provided as a not-for-profit service to the systematic review community.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JHE. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JHE TT OC JT JH CM RLG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JHE TT OC JT JH CM RLG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JHE TT OC JT JH CM RLG.