All team members should be involved, as this step helps the team communicate and transfer information efficiently, as well as set expectations.
Plan Ahead for Collaboration
Decide as a team what tools to use to stay organized. Consider using network or cloud tools that will offer the opportunity to easily collaborate on single documents as opposed to emailing back and forth.
The goal is to keep records in the most systematic way possible so that all of your work can be reproduced. For example, the librarian or information specialist should keep detailed records of the exact search you used for each database and the date the search was executed, and those doing hand searching of journals and conference abstracts should record their titles and years searched.
OR create a spreadsheet organized by article and sub-organized by preliminary inclusion and exclusion criteria to track why you included and excluded articles for more in-depth review. Some teams may prefer to use Systematic Review-specific software for the screening process, though these can be expensive or limited.