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Webinar about systematic review attracted a large, global audience

Published: 18 May 2021
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The joint event "How to conduct a systematic review?" last week was a great success with more than 80 participants from almost 20 different countries.  The two hour long webinar, hosted by SLU Library, GCUA 2030 and SLU Global, gave the participants a lot of useful tools for their daily work.

The webinar How to conduct a systematic review? contained the basic concepts for systematic mapping or reviewing of available information as well as methods for designing structured and exhaustive information searches, databases and other sources, and different types of syntheses and analyses. Time was too short for an in-depth analysis of the methods, but the participants got an informative overview and useful tools for future studies and work. 

This was an excellent opportunity for those who are in the beginning or middle of their PhD-studies, and with more than 80 participants from around the world, it was clearly a great success! 

Did you miss the event? You can watch the full recording here or at the GCUA 2030 website.


What is a systematic review?

Evidence summaries come in many forms, which can be more or less trustworthy and relevant depending on methodology, accuracy and objectivity. Systematic reviews utilise specific methodologies that aim to comprehensively identify all relevant studies on a specific topic, and to select appropriate studies based on explicit criteria. In addition, all steps in the work with a systematic review must be well documented, in order to increase transparency and reproducibility. The methodology was developed within medicine research, but is being used increasingly, with small adaptations, in all areas of research.


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