Evidence synthesis research is a fundamental component of evidence-based healthcare.

Scoping reviews are an increasingly common approach for identifying and synthesising evidence to address a variety of challenges and questions across many fields of healthcare and beyond.

The RBRC engaged with an extensive local, national, and international multidisciplinary team of experts to develop and enhance methodological approaches and guidance for the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews.

The RBRC developed and refined the gold standard reporting guideline for scoping reviews, PRISMA-ScR. The PRISMA-ScR has been used over 300 times to address challenges in policy and practice by researchers globally.

This dramatically impacted the way evidence synthesis research, specifically scoping reviews, are conducted and reported, and this resulted in higher quality research that better supports evidence-based healthcare and improved consumer, staff, and system outcomes.