Training Program Title

Systematic Review, Advance-CTR

Contributor

, Advance-CTRFollow

Contact Information

Advance-CTR, AdvanceRI@Brown.edu

Training Program Description

In this half-day course, experts from Brown’s School of Public Health will discuss:

  • The role and value of systematic reviews, the basic steps involved in conducting a systematic review, and how they can be applied to public health and health policy;
  • The major principles and techniques of statistical analysis of meta-analytic data with a focus on summary data from reports and individual data from studies; and
  • Meta-analysis in the context of evidence-based science, with discussion around the basic principles of network meta-analysis and the validity of its assumptions, including the key role that potential effect modifiers play.

Brown University research librarians will also discuss the resources and support available to clinical and academic faculty who would like to conduct a systematic review.

Participants will gain an increased awareness and knowledge of how systematic reviews can:

  • Enable better choice of or recommendation of treatments; and
  • Lead to more accurate diagnosis.

Competency Keywords

Research study management, Biostatistics

Other Keywords

Systematic Review, Advance-CTR, Public Health, meta-analytic data

Digital Commons Disciplines

Biostatistics

Public

yes

Cost to Access

no

Competency Domains

Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Learning Objectives

  • The role and value of systematic reviews, the basic steps involved in conducting a systematic review, and how they can be applied to public health and health policy;
  • The major principles and techniques of statistical analysis of meta-analytic data with a focus on summary data from reports and individual data from studies; and
  • Meta-analysis in the context of evidence-based science, with discussion around the basic principles of network meta-analysis and the validity of its assumptions, including the key role that potential effect modifiers play.

Delivery Method

In-person

Target Learners

Principal Investigators; Clinical Research Professionals (other than PI); MDs including residents, house officers, fellows, hospitalists; Undergraduate, graduate or professional degree students; Post-doctoral scholars; Community Partners

Learning Level

Fundamental

Frequency

Annually

Time Needed

~4.5 hours

Associated Assessment

no

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