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Knowledge synthesis and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Systematic Reviews20121:6

Received: 16 January 2012

Accepted: 9 February 2012

Published: 9 February 2012

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Original Submission
16 Jan 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Angela Wipperman
Resubmission - Version 3
25 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
9 Feb 2012 Editorially accepted
9 Feb 2012 Article published 10.1186/2046-4053-1-6

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, Canada