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Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Beyond the Health Sciences: A Training for Librarians


Enhance your database searching skills and learn about the possibilities for collaborating with researchers in conducting evidence syntheses across academic areas.  

Evidence syntheses, such as systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and meta-analyses, have long been common in the health sciences and their popularity is growing in other disciplines (e.g., Agriculture, Life Sciences, International Development, Education, Nutrition, Psychology). They are grounded in transparent, unbiased approaches, and are often used to assist public policy decision-making across academic sectors.

In this three-day online training via Zoom, librarians will learn about the entire evidence synthesis process with special emphasis on creating comprehensive, reproducible search strategies. Other topics covered will include creating and registering protocols, following guidelines for methodology, and using tools to manage the process. Instructors include librarians from The University of Minnesota Library and Cornell University Library with experience teaching and collaborating on multidisciplinary systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and other evidence synthesis projects. 

Please join us and grow your skills in this exciting emerging area! 

The synchronous workshop will be held from 12 pm - 5 pm EST over 3 days via Zoom Meeting. Registration will be limited to 20 people, who will be selected based on need and impact of the training as evidenced by answers to 3 short application questions. Applicants will be assessed in the order in which they apply until all spaces are filled. Review of applications will begin June 10 and successful registrants will receive confirmation.  All other applicants will be placed on a wait list. Visit https://guides.library.cornell.edu/evidence-synthesis/trainings for the link to apply. Email inquiries to Chris Fournier (ctf43@cornell.edu).



Dates & Times:
12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday, August 3, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm, Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Mann Library
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Organizer

Kate Ghezzi-Kopel
Christine Fournier