Launching of ROSES

CEE is happy to announce the launch of ROSES – RepOrting standards for Systematic Evidence Syntheses!  ROSES is a collaborative initiative with the aim of improving the standards of reporting in literature reviews such as systematic reviews. At the core of ROSES is a set of detailed state-of-the art forms for ensuring evidence syntheses report their methods to the highest possible standards.

The ROSES initiative is relevant for anyone wanting to conduct or understand a systematic review or systematic map. ROSES forms will help review authors to ensure that all relevant methodological information is reported in their review. ROSES forms can be used during the preparation of systematic review and map protocols and final reports. They make it easier to write these documents by prompting the user to ensure they have included the right information with the correct level of detail.

CEE will be using ROSES to help editors and peer-reviewers critique the reliability and validity of a review. By demanding a high level of transparency in reporting, ROSES can help improve the quality of systematic reviews and maps.

ROSES can be used across disciplines and methods

ROSES forms have been specifically designed for environmental topics. However, unlike other reporting standards, ROSES is broadly applicable across disciplines and methodological approaches, including qualitative syntheses and systematic maps.

Who is responsible for the ROSES initiative?

ROSES is a joint initiative between researchers at Mistra EviEM (Neal Haddaway and Biljana Macura), Bangor University (Andrew Pullin) and Lancaster University (Paul Whaley).

Read more about ROSES here