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Systematic Reviews of Animal Studies

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Citation: Hooijmans CR, Ritskes-Hoitinga M (2013)
Progress in Using Systematic Reviews of Animal Studies to Improve Translational Research.
PLoS Med 10(7): e1001482. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001482
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…We summarize developments since 2002, focusing on the scientific rationale for systematic reviews of animal studies and the limitations and pitfalls. Moreover, we suggest further improvements in animal research to maximise its contribution to evidence-based translational research.
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Authors spoke on same topic at recent Cochrane Colloquium: “Synergy of systematic reviews of animal and clinical studies: towards evidence-based translational medicine”.  (program/abstracts)
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