Screening (Long Format) Data Dictionary

The spreadsheet output from a long format screening data export will contain the screening decisions against the inclusion/exclusion criteria specific to the project, as input by the team conducting the systematic review.

In long format each row corresponds to a single screening decision of a single study by a single reviewer. A complete review of a single study can consist of many screening rows.

Data Export Example

Screening export example (long format)

Column Headings

Bibliographic Data Columns

If the Show bibliographic data option is selected in the SyRF interface then Bibliographic Data Columns are included in the export.

The StudyId, DateTimeStudyAdded, SystematicSearchId and SystematicSearchName columns will always be included regardless.

Investigator Info Columns

Investigator information columns will be included depending on which option is selected for the “Choose level of blinding” setting. Click here for more details.

  • DateTimeOfScreening

    When the study was screened by the reviewer in SyRF. In the ISO 8601 format, e.g. “2019-02-26 14:53:58”


  • ScreeningDecision

    Did the investigator include or exclude the study?


  • ScreeningStatus

    Was the study ultimately included or excluded or has it not yet been sufficiently screened?