Interprofessional Education

IPEC Call for Volunteer Reviewers for Scoping Literature Review

August 26, 2020

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is seeking article reviewers to screen records that have been uploaded into Rayyan, a free web-based tool used to help expedite the process of screening and selecting articles for inclusion in a comprehensive scoping review.

The articles were retrieved based on a specific search protocol developed for this project. The initial phase involves the screening of titles and abstracts for approximately 4,300 articles using a predefined inclusion criteria. All articles will be blindly screened by each reviewer. Following the title/abstract review, remaining articles will be comprehensively reviewed to determine which meet the criteria for inclusion. IPEC predicts a relatively small set of articles that ultimately meet all of inclusion criteria.

Important information for interested reviewers:

  • Experience in critically appraising journal article content is preferred.
  • The full protocol will be shared and reviewed with all volunteers before the process begins.
  • The time frame for initial review of title and abstract will take place over six weeks.
  • Selected volunteers must sign up for a free account with Rayyan and wait for acceptance.
  • Selected volunteers will be sent an invitation from the Scoping Review Team to act as a screener on this review.
  • There will be a short Q & A orientation session.

Please indicate your interest in participating in the literature scoping review by completing the application form by Wednesday, September 2, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, contact IPEC Associate Director Shelley McKearney at