Evidence Synthesis

This guide provides basic information on evidence synthesis as it relates to evidence-based practice.

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Evidence Synthesis & Literature Reviews Education

This research guide from Yale provides an in-depth look at aspects of the evidence synthesis process. It also includes research automation tools, guides for which to conduct risk of bias, best practices, and more. It is very comprehensive.

Cornell University Library | A Guide to Evidence Synthesis

This research guide provides an overview of the evidence synthesis process, guidance documents for conducting evidence synthesis projects, and links to resources to help you conduct a comprehensive and systematic search of the scholarly literature. Navigate the guide using the tabs on the left.

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives | Systematic Reviews

This research guide provides an exhaustive overview of the pieces of a systematic review, including the steps of a systematic review from assembling a team to publication.

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries | Systematic Reviews: Conducting, finding and appraising

This research guide provides an overview of the systematic review process, guidance documents for conducting a systematic reviews, and links to resources to help you conduct a comprehensive and systematic search of the scholarly literature. 

Trainings, Conferences, and Symposiums

Carnegie Mellon | Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Open & Free

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis is a brand new online course from The Campbell Collaboration and the Open Learning Initiative.

We proudly invite you to use the material for free during this pilot phase, with one condition — that you agree to help us make it even better! Since you’re among the first people to use this course, your insights will be invaluable as we seek to create clearer instruction, more meaningful examples, and helpful assessments.

Johns Hopkins University (Coursera) | Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

We will introduce methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials. We will cover how to formulate an answerable research question, define inclusion and exclusion criteria, search for the evidence, extract data, assess the risk of bias in clinical trials, and perform a meta-analysis.

Evidence-Based Behavioral-Practice (EBBP) | Online Training Modules

Currently offers trainings on: EBBP Process, Introduction to Systematic Reviews, Searching for Evidence, Critical Appraisal, Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices, and many more. Does require registration (FREE).

Cochrane Interactive Learning

Developed by world-leading experts, this course provides over 15 hours of self-directed learning on conducting a complete systematic review process for both new and experienced review authors.

Joanna Briggs Institute | Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

The three or five-day Program prepares researchers and clinicians to develop, conduct and report robust, high quality systematic reviews of different evidence types in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guideline development in healthcare.

University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination | Introduction to systematic reviews and critical appraisal

The Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Course is an online course offering an in-depth introduction to systematic reviews and evidence synthesis methods. The course runs over ten days with around three hours of learning per day, and is delivered by experts from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York.