Assess and view lifecycle status for a review

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Assess and view the project lifecycle status

Watch our short video for more information on how to assess and view the lifecycle status of your review.

When a project is completed or due for assessment you can right-click the review and add an assessment. 

The choices are:

  • New project: This will move the review to “In progress” and start a new project.
  • Pending project: This will move the review to “Not started” and you will have the option to start a new project later.
  • No project: This will allow you to choose a date when you can re-assess the review and move the review to "Assessment due". Alternatively, you can choose to mark this review as not requiring further assessment and the review will remain listed in “Complete”.

Select the new project status. You can add a reason for any decision you make.

To view previous decisions, click the three dots to the right of a review and select ‘Decision log’.

When you access the review, you can check the status from the RevMan Dashboard > Status panel.

Reviews that are listed in the In progress tab will show Status: "Project name" in progress

Reviews that are listed in the Not started tab will show Status: "Project name" pending (review read-only)

Reviews that are listed in the Assessment due tab will show Status: Inactive (review read-only), due for assessment on Month DD, YYYY

Reviews that are listed in the Complete tab will show Status: Inactive (review read-only)

Filter by review type and project type

On the portfolio tab, the unit lead can see at a glance what types of reviews are involved, as each review type brings its own challenges. The review type is displayed next to the project type for all life cycle tabs.

Reviews can be filtered by review type on all lifecycle tabs and/or by project type on the ‘In Progress’ and the ‘Not started’ lifecycle tabs.

Decision report

Unit leads can monitor the status of their portfolio by keeping track of recent decisions and changes.

Log in with your Unit Lead role. Go to the Decision report tab and  select a timeframe for the report. You can use filters to refine the results.