Training in systematic reviews of animal studies

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In this workshop, you will be introduced to the concepts of synthesis of evidence and systematic reviews of animal studies and to the differences between these review methods and classical, so-called narrative reviews. Both the advantages and the limitations of systematic reviews will be discussed. Moreover, you will get the opportunity to actually practice the steps of which systematic reviews typically consist. Through this practical experience you will get a good idea about the added value of systematic reviews and about the possibilities and efforts needed for conducting such a review in your own field of research.

 

Registration:


24 February 2017 
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12 May 2017 
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A systematic review is the process of systematically locating, appraising and synthesizing evidence from scientific studies in order to obtain a reliable overview. Systematic reviews of animal studies can be of great scientific value to:

  • Provide overview of available evidence
  • Identify knowledge gaps
  • Critical appraisal of study quality
  • Identify factors influencing treatment efficacy
  • Inform experimental disign of animal or clinical studies

What will I learn?
In this workshop you will be introduced to the concept of systematic reviews of animal studies. Both the advantages and the limitations of this methodology will be discussed. Moreover, you will get the opportunity to practice the steps of which a systematic review consists, including:

  • Study search and selection
  • Critical study appraisal 
  • Data extraction and meta-analysis

Through this practical experience you will get an realistic idea about the added value of systematic reviews and about the possibilities and efforts needed for conducting a systematic review in your own field of research.

Costs
The training is suitable for master students, PhD students, post-docs, professors and other (senior) staff members directly or indirectly involved in animal based research. More information and registration here.

  • Researchers affiliated with Radboud University or Radboudumc €55 (including free systematic review coaching)
  • Researcher affiliated with other Dutch non-profit research institutes €55 (excluding systematic review coaching*)
  • Regular course fee: €395 (excluding coaching)

* Funding for coaching can be requested at ZonMw.

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