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v10.5, v10.6: Jan-March 2022: Shadow outcomes, subscription

v10.5 was released 13. January 2022
v10.6 was released 12.March 2022


  • Shadow outcomes ("drafts of draft")
  • New feature for updating PICOs (create shadow outcomes), with or without RevMan files
  • Subscribing to guidelines + notifying subscribers
  • PICO improvements: more options for absolute effects (per 100, 10.000, 100.000), rate ratio workaround
  • NOTE for API users! In next update we will change our API log-in. All users of API must contact us to get separate logins.

    Update PICO RevMan files and shadow outcomes

    Updating outcome data is now easier using the "Create shadows" feature, with or without RevMan files.

    For updating PICOs with RevMan files

    If you want to update PICOs that are made from RevMan files, when those RevMan files are updated, select the option "create shadows," and select your new (updated) RevMan file.  

    Add your updated file (note: cannot have the same name as your original file), or select from reference list if it's been added already.

    All comparisons in the RevMan file will be listed (in this file, there is only one). Select and continue.

    If you would like to not create a shadow, you can select this from the "Fix match" drop down menu, and click Accept.

    You will now see your chosen outcomes "shadows" - a green-highlighted row, which will have your updated data. You can accept it as-is, or click the pencil to edit the data before accepting.

    Here is what the edit option looks like - note that where there are changes in the data, it's highlighted by a green box.

    When you're satisfied with the information in the shadow, select Yes to accept the changes, and your original outcome data will be replaced.

    Important to know: When you fix the match, make sure to click "Accept," otherwise it will not carry out your request.

    For updating PICOs without RevMan files

    You can also make shadow outcomes independently of updating outcomes through a RevMan file. Choice is available in outcome settings menu, and will have all the same features as RevMan shadows.


      Subscribe to guidelines + notify subscribers

      The Subscribe option is available on the top right corner of the main guideline page. 

      In the draft version (for admins and authors), the Subscribe option is under Publication, version history, and subscriptions. This is also where you can view the list of subscribers, and send a message to them.

      At the moment, admins can select when and how to message all subscribers. In the future, there will be an automatic option to alert subscribers when publishing. 

      PICO improvements

      More options for absolute effects

      We've added more options for absolute effects - per 100, per 100,00, and per 100,000.

      Rate ratio workaround

      Rate ratio is now an option for your effect estimate. The notation is still "per X patients" (rather than patient-years, or another measure). 

      Note: At the moment, you cannot directly import rate ratios from RevMan or GRADEpro files. For GRADEpro files, the workaround is to set effect estimates to "Other," and then change them in MAGICapp once imported.

      Note for API users

      In next update, we will change our log-in system to Keycloak (to upgrade security and comply with server requirements). This will change our API log-in, so all users of API must contact us to get separate logins.

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