What is PROCEED?

PROCEED is a global database of prospectively registered evidence reviews and syntheses relevant to the environmental sector (i.e. to science, management and policy). PROCEED provides an open-access resource of protocols and their titles that authors register using appropriate templates. The database is searchable and free to all.

Why is PROCEED needed?

A system for registration of protocols of evidence reviews or syntheses is widely regarded as important to avoid duplication of effort and to reduce risk of bias in their conduct and findings. Although a system of this kind has been established in the health sector for some time, no equivalent system has, until now, been available to support the environmental sector.