Uploading Review Data

Use MLM-AI to screen results of search results from external databases like PubMed or Embase.
It is possible to upload literature search results exported from an external database:
  • Use this option to perform literature screening using data from proprietary third party data sources
  • All of MLM-AI's screening, auditing and AI-based automation features can be used on uploaded results
Currently, it is possible to upload results exported from these systems:
Source System
Expected Export Format
RIS citation management export, or csv
RIS citation management export
csv export
Excel export

Uploading Multiple Files

For convenience, uploading files can be done in bulk saving time in routine weekly uploads of search results.
  • Select Upload as the review type
  • You can drag files directly from your desktop anywhere into the area marked as "Drag and Drop files here"
  • Once files are uploaded, configure them by mapping to the Monitor, file type and start-end date of search results

Applying Default Values

Configuring uploads can be done one file at a time, or you can select multiple files and apply the same setting to all.
  • Example: if the source data for your files is always the same you can select one default value and apply to all
  • Select what files to apply defaults, then choose "Edit Selections"
  • In the Dialog, select default values for File format, Dates and Monitor (leave empty the fields you do not need default values for)
  • Click "Apply"
  • Complete filling any remaining fields as needed

Verification and Upload

Once entering parameters is complete, files can be Verified by clicking the "Verify" button. This will pre-process files to ensure the file format is correct and now rows are corrupted.
  • If successful, file status will change from "To Verify" to a green indicator of the number of records to be processed
  • Once verification is complete, the "Upload" button will become enabled and files can be uploaded
Uploaded files will generate new Reviews. They will be visible in the "Processing" tab in the Review Summary page, and will become available (ie. move to the "In-Progress" tab) once processing finishes.
From this point, results can then be normally screened, like any other Review produced by MLM-AI.
Article de-duplication is also available for uploaded data. Learn more in the Duplicate Detection page.

Exporting search Results from External Databases