What is rapid Evidence Mapping (rEM)?
Evidence Mapping facilitates evidence-based decision making, highlights knowledge gaps, and identifies future research needs.
A rapid Evidence Map (rEM) is a resource-efficient knowledge synthesis in which the systematic review process is accelerated via use of machine learning. The rEM utilizes a systematic literature search and provides a visual representation of scientific evidence in a timely manner. It utilizes rigorous, transparent and explicit methodological approaches and can be applied to a wide range of topics in clinical, environmental health, and related scientific disciplines.
Our rEM approach enables: (1) identification of areas where the most research has been conducted; (2) identification of potential evidence gaps where more research is needed; and (3) data-driven decision making for future research efforts or to target areas where sufficient information may exist for pursuing a systematic review.