An R ecosystem for meta-research

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Evidence synthesis (ES) is the process of identifying, collating and synthesising primary scientific research (such as articles and reports) for the purposes of providing reliable, transparent summaries. The goal of the metaverse project is to collect, integrate and expand the universe of available functions for ES projects in R.

metaverse is currently in early development, but you can install it using the following command: remotes::install_github("rmetaverse/metaverse")

metaverse consists of the following packages:

synthesisr package
Import, assemble and de-duplicate bibliographic data
litsearchr package
Quasi-automatic search strategy development for systematic reviews
revtools package
Article screening for evidence synthesis using manual or visual methods
metaDigitise package
High-throughput, reproducible extraction of data from figures
robvis package
Publication quality risk-of-bias figures
metaverse package
Workflows for evidence synthesis