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What is a protocol?

A systematic review protocol describes the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of the review. It should be prepared before a review is started and used as a guide to carry out the review.

Detailed protocols should be developed a priori, made publicly available, and registered in a registry such as PROSPERO

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