Library Lecture | Can systematic literature review benefit from artificial intelligence?

Published on
November 6, 2023

On 13 December 2023, WUR Library is organising a lecture & discussion on using Artificial Intelligence in systematic review. Internal and external experts will share their experiences with AI tools in systematic reviews. Please register before 5 December to join us for the lecture and lunch.

How can Artificial Intelligence help with systematic reviews?

A systematic review is a review that aims to identify, select and critically appraise all relevant literature in a systematic, reproducible and unbiased way to answer a clear and explicit review question. During the past few decades, the scientific research output has increased exponentially. The huge increase in literature means that systematic searches in bibliographic databases may yield a huge amount of publications. Setting up a comprehensive search strategy and screening all retrieved publications to identify the relevant ones is time-consuming. How can we make searching for and selecting studies more efficient? Can new AI-based tools help us, how do they work and what are the pitfalls?

To help answer these questions, WUR Library is organising a dialogue session on AI in systematic review. The session will focus on screening and selecting literature using AI tools in systematic literature reviews.


The Library Dialogue will start with introductory presentations. Speakers include:

  • Felix Weijdema, Information specialist at Utrecht University
  • Duco Veen, Assistant Professor at the department of Methodology and Statistics at Utrecht University
  • Murat Sartas & Sarah Cumming, Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Group, Wageningen University & Research
  • Raymon van Dinter, PhD candidate at the Information Technology Group at Wageningen University & Research
  • Ria Derkx, Information specialist, WUR Library

At the end of the session, participants in the Library Dialogue will be invited to discuss their experiences with AI tools.

When & where

When: 13 December from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Where: Orion, B1032

For: WUR researchers, PhDs, Post-docs and teachers.

What: presentations on AI tools & discussion, lunch included

Registration: before 5 December. Please email to to register. It isn't possible to attend the meeting online. Due to room's capacity, there's a maximum number of 75 participants.