The objectives for the first day were to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange on scoping studies and to establish a clear, common definition of scoping studies as a research methodology. e PRISMA-ScR). Scoping studies are an increasingly popular approach to reviewing health research evidence. In 2005, Arksey and O'Malley published the first methodological framework for conducting scoping studies. Upon discovering that we had similar challenges implementing the scoping study methodology, we decided to use our experiences to further develop the existing framework. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2005;8(1):19-32. They address ways to measure municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris in a more comprehensive manner. However, no universal agreement exists on terminology, definition or methodological steps. 2010;5(1):69 DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-5-69 . SUMMARY: Specific recommendations to clarify and enhance this methodology are outlined for each stage of the Arksey and O'Malley framework. The meeting was organized into two days. We conducted an informal literature search on scoping study methodology. Introduction: Scoping reviews are an increasingly common approach to informing decision-making and research based on the identification and examination of the literature on a given topic or issue. 2014;5(4):371-385. In 2005, Arksey and O'Malley published the first methodological framework for conducting scoping studies. Research Synthesis Methods. Journal Homepage. Continued debate and development about scoping study methodology will help to maximize the usefulness and rigor of scoping study findings within healthcare research and practice. The scoping studies and research memos below, are used to advance the methods for measuring impacts within SMM. Lastly, we propose additional considerations for scoping study methodology in order to support the advancement, application and relevance of scoping studies in health research. Background: Scoping studies (or reviews) are a method used to comprehensively map evidence across a range of study designs in an area, with the aim of informing future research practice, programs and policy. Pham MT, Rajic A, Greig JD, et al. A Scoping Review of Scoping Reviews: advancing the approach and enhancing the consistency. Scoping studies: advancing the methodology. Abstract (summary): Background: Scoping studies are an increasingly popular approach to reviewing health research evidence. Advancing the Field of Scoping Study Methodology . In 2005, Arksey and O'Malley published the first methodological framework for conducting scoping studies. Implementation Science. Journal Title: Implementation Science. 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