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JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program is a one, three or five-day program depending on research needs or areas of interest. By the end of the program, participants will have completed a protocol and are ready to submit the protocol for publication or commence their systematic review.

This 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.


Module 1

Introduction to Evidence-based Healthcare and the Systematic Review of Evidence (day 1)

Learn about evidence-based healthcare, creating systematic review protocols, and key material regarding searching the literature. This is a prerequisite for Modules 2 & 3.

Module 2

The Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence (days 2 and 3)

Learn about common research designs such as randomized controlled trials, how to critically appraise research, identify important sources of bias in research, introduction to statistics in evidence-based healthcare, when and how to conduct a meta-analysis. We will also cover how to conduct an umbrella review and scoping review. Module 1 attendance is a prerequisite for Module 2.

Module 3

The Systematic Review of Evidence Generated by Qualitative Research, Narrative and Text (days 4 and 5)

Learn about the importance of qualitative research in healthcare, common qualitative research designs such as phenomenology and ethnography, how to critically appraise qualitative research, identify different methods for synthesizing qualitative research, and learn when and how to perform a meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Module 1 attendance is a prerequisite for Module 3.

The program will be offered via Zoom in collaboration with Purdue Northwest Center for Evidence-Based Practice.

Register NOW for 2024

  • Module 1: June 3, 2024
  • Module 2: June 4-5, 2024
  • Module 3: June 13-14, 2024

The 3-Day Quantitative Track

  • June 3-5, 2024
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

The 3-Day Qualitative Track

  • June 3 and June 13-14, 2024
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily


  • RFU students, faculty and staff
    • $125 1-day track
    • $375 3-day track
    • $600 5-day track
  • NON-RFU participants
    • $250 1-day track
    • $750 3-day track
    • $1300 5-day track

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