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Table 1 The RRNA pilot progress from day 1 to 5

From: A rapid research needs appraisal methodology to identify evidence gaps to inform clinical research priorities in response to outbreaks—results from the Lassa fever pilot

Team Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Coordinating team (CT) ❖ Pilot triggered ❖ Protocol reviewed, updated, and submitted to information specialist and SRT   ❖ Manual retrieval of full-text articles ❖ Full-text articles uploaded to Dropbox as pdfs ❖ Manual retrieval of full-text articles ❖ Full-text articles uploaded to Dropbox as pdfs ❖ Data collated and incorporated into the final report at the end of day 5
Information specialist ❖ Search completed ❖ Search result submitted to the SRT as Endnote file ❖ Automatic full-text article retrieval (Endnote) ❖ Full-text articles submitted as pdf’s or URLs    
Systematic review teams (SRT) ❖ Title and abstract screening ❖ Title and abstract screening ❖ Full-text screening ❖ Full-text screening ❖ Data extraction ❖ Full-text screening ❖ Data extraction ❖ Full-text screening ❖ Final resolution of conflicts ❖ Data extraction ❖ Data extraction table and associated information submitted to the CT via e-mail