Summer Systematic Review Workshop – June 16, 2021

By wp_aedile May 7, 2021

The Health Sciences Library is offering a free, one day workshop on Systematic Reviews to all UNC-Chapel Hill or UNC Medical Center affiliates on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, via Zoom. The workshop, taught by HSL methodology experts, will cover recommended standards, methods, and tools for successfully completing a scoping review, systematic review, or meta-analysis at UNC. It will include five interactive instructional sessions and two open lab/Q&A times. This workshop is recommended for those who have not yet conducted such a review, but are planning to do so within the next year. More details, and registration links, for each of the workshop sessions are below. Please sign up for each session of the workshop that you plan to attend.


Systematic Review Workshop: Session 1: Overview of Review Methods and Tools (Online via Zoom), 9:00am – 10:00am

  • The Systematic Review Workshop covers recommended standards, methods, and tools for completing a scoping review, systematic review, or meta-analysis at UNC and includes five sessions and two open lab/Q&A times. This session, Session 1, covers an introduction to systematic reviews and an overview of review method, guidelines, and tools.

Systematic Review Workshop: Session 2: Literature Searching For Reviews (Online via Zoom), 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • This session, Session 2, will focus on the basics of literature searching for systematic reviews. Topics covered will include best practices of systematic literature searching, choosing databases for your review, basics of building a systematic search, and more. The session will have one hour of interactive instruction and then one hour of open lab/Q&A time

Systematic Review Workshop: Session 3: Covidence for Reviews (Online via Zoom), 1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • This session, Session 3, covers the features of the online review software Covidence: how to set up an account, start a review, invite collaborators, set up rules for a review, and import and screen articles.

Systematic Review Workshop: Session 4: AI & Automation Methods and Tools (Online via Zoom), 2:00pm – 3:00pm

  • This session, Session 4, covers how machine learning algorithms can be used to transform the way researchers approach large, complex searches such as systematic reviews. When faced with a research question that requires a comprehensive search likely to generate thousands or tens of thousands of results, machine learning can be used as a tool in place of limiters that are often artificially imposed simply to limit results (e.g., date limits, additional keyword sets).

Systematic Review Workshop: Session 5: Meta-Analysis (Online via Zoom), 3:30pm – 5:00pm

  • This session, Session 5, covers meta-analysis, the quantitative, statistical analysis of the combined results of studies included in a systematic review. The first hour will be interactive instruction, followed by 30 minutes of open lab/Q&A time
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