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  • We want to accelerate science
    Who are we? Scipilot is currently Pip Jones, and Matt Russell. We collectively have over 3 decades of experience in the world of technology and software. We are both gainfully employed in other roles, and use our spare time to further the Scipilot mission. Our mission: Accelerate the scientific process, for the betterment of humanity. Continue reading “We want to accelerate science”
  • 🎉 Syras is exiting Beta
    We are excited to announce that Syras has hit a big milestone, and Syras is coming out of Beta! We’ve seen dozens of customers use Syras to assist them with their systematic reviews. This has helped us optimise the product, and increased our confidence that Syras is a great product. What does that mean? ForContinue reading “🎉 Syras is exiting Beta”
  • August update
    Syras feature updates for August 2021.
  • The messy reality of eligibility criteria in a Systematic Review
    Getting your screening criteria right is hard. Find out how we recommend balancing opposing forces, and avoiding pitfalls through the process.
  • How is a systematic review defined, and what’s the process?
    Definition Cochrane defines a systematic review well in their article about Cochrane reviews. Quote: “A systematic review attempts to identify, appraise and synthesize all the empirical evidence that meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question. Researchers conducting systematic reviews use explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view aimed at minimizingContinue reading “How is a systematic review defined, and what’s the process?”
  • July update
    Well, at Scipilot, we’re here in Sydney dealing with quite the COVID lockdown, so this is our first ISO update. 👶 Triplicates look much nicer when deduplicatingWhen you’re scanning for duplicates, you’ll often find three of the same article, from different sources. Until now, those triplicates would show in a bit of a funny orderContinue reading “July update”
  • June Updates
    Well, it’s been quite a while since we’ve provided an update on what’s been changing with Syras. The open ❤️ surgery went well, and we’ve had a number of other things that we’re very excited about… This month (and a half): 😅 Big imports, no sweat: You can now upload a file up to 30MB.Continue reading “June Updates”
  • April 2021 recap
    This month, we’ve been doing some open ❤️ surgery on Syras to ensure it can handle file uploads better. It’s a big change from how we previously uploaded files, so it’s taking a while to get right. Once we’re done though, you’ll be able to upload almost any file size of abstracts, up to ourContinue reading “April 2021 recap”
  • March 2021 Recap
    Time is marching on, and we’ve got another monthly recap of Syras releases for you. Right now, we’re focusing on incremental improvements and reliability fixes for the app, ensuring you have a smooth experience. Here’s this months updates and fixes. This month: Improved deduplication ergonomics: The options available in a deduplication decision are unusual. KeepContinue reading “March 2021 Recap”
  • Feb 2021 Recap
    What a month! We’re finally up and running, and we’ve seen people sign up from all over the world. We’re looking forward to making your systematic reviews smoother and easier to run! Here’s this months updates and fixes. This month: Keyword highlight upgrades 🌈 Keywords highlights are now at your fingertips while screening 👇- ifContinue reading “Feb 2021 Recap”