How to edit study information

1. Find or add a study

Included studies are listed in the 'Studies' section of the menu. They are presented on one screen and you can click on the arrow icon to reveal more information about each study. You can manually add a study to the list by clicking on the ‘Add Study’ button.

2. Display the study information

Characteristics of included studies are presented alongside the risk of bias assessment. The study information can be easily edited – just click on 'Edit Study' button and select the tab you want to edit. 

3. Edit general information

On the ‘General’ tab, you can edit the Study ID, year of publication and the data source.

4. Edit the reference

On the 'References' tab, click on the arrow icon to reveal the reference, then click on the 'Edit' button. If you have more than one report of an included study, see How to mark a report as a primary reference. You can remove the reference by clicking the 'Delete' button.

5. Edit study characteristics

In the ‘Characteristics’ tab you can edit the description of the characteristics of the included study.

6. Add or edit items

If you want to add or edit items, go back to Included studies and click on the ‘Edit Characteristic definitions’ button on the top right. This lists ‘Core items’ and ‘User-defined’ items. ‘Core items’ cannot be renamed or deleted. ‘User-defined’ items can be added, renamed, or deleted. Note that all these items are global, i.e. appear in all included studies.

7. Edit risk of bias assessment

In the ‘Risk of Bias’ tab, you can edit the risk of bias assessment – for more detail see How to edit the 'Risk of bias' assessment. If you want to go back to the Included studies list, click on the 'Back to Included studies' link above the study ID.