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Research Methods Workshop

Introduction to ‘rapid systematic review’ methodology and meta-analysis

Presented by Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa,

a WHO collaborating centre in research synthesis, in partnership with

Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and

WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Saturday 06 November 2021 11h00-15h30 London Time (GMT)


Purpose: To enhance research capacity in low- and lower-middle-income countries

Participants: Early-stage or potential researchers without systematic review experience, with the intention of undertaking research for which this course would be relevant.

You will also be invited to participate in upcoming training including advanced systematic review methods from the i-CIP Collaborative Network as they become available. Participation in this training is not a pre-requisite to those nor does it preclude you from participating in them.

Requirements: Clinical qualification (e.g., medical, nursing) or related fields such as Public Health, Women's Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics

Maximum number of participants: 20

Selection criteria: Participants to be selected by the organizing committee according to alignment with the course objectives and the need for geographic and other balance.


Format: Virtual workshop (Zoom)

  • Problem-solving exercises

  • Participants need a laptop with RevMan installed to conduct the meta-analysis and check ‘For academic use’

  • Interact with facilitators via zoom

  • Pre- and post-workshop evaluation

  • Participants will be asked to give feedback on the personal impact of the course after 12 months

Cost: No charge to participants

Deadline for application: 03 November 2021 24h00 BST

Contact for queries: 

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