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JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program


Do you:

  • want to learn how to conduct and report a proper systematic review of the literature?
  • need help learning how to search systematically?
  • need to find evidence for a clinical guideline?
  • want to know how to perform a meta-analysis?
  • need tips on appraising research studies?

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program enables participants to learn how to conduct robust systematic reviews of different evidence types in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in health care.

We invite you to participate in the world-class systematic review training program, which incorporates both theory and hands-on experience. Throughout the program, you will learn how to develop a focused question, search for relevant literature, appraise and synthesize evidence arising from research. By the end of the program, you will have a completed protocol and be ready to commence your review!

Participants who successfully complete the program can become Certified Reviewers. Certified Reviewers are accredited for a period of two years as authors in the JBI Evidence Synthesis, a refereed online journal, the content of which is indexed in Embase, Scopus, Mosby's Index (Elsevier), CINAHL (EBSCO) and MEDLINE.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Robin Christian.

Cost of training program

Module 1: $500 (must take before you move on to the subsequent modules)

Module 2: $500

Module 3: $500

Program Modules

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program is a one, three- or five-day program depending on your research needs or areas of interest.

Module 1: Introduction to Evidence-based Health Care and the Systematic Review of Evidence (day 1)

Course program: Learn about the origins and history of evidence-based health care, the work of JBI, evidence-based health care today, the importance of systematic reviews, creating systematic review protocols and key material regarding searching the literature.

Module 2: The Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence (day 2 and 3)

Course program: 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 health care, learn when and how to conduct meta-analysis. Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Module 2.

Module 3: The Systematic Review of Evidence Generated by Qualitative Research, Narrative and Text (day 4)

Course program: Learn about the importance of qualitative research in health care, 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-aggregation or meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Module 1 attendance is a pre-requisite for Module 3.

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

October Training 2023
Full program - October 3-6, 2023
Module 1: Introduction - Oct. 3
Module 2: Quantitative - Oct. 4-5
Module 3: Qualitative - Oct. 6
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2023

January Training 2024 - BOOKED
Full program - January 9-12, 2024
Module 1: Introduction - Jan. 9
Module 2: Quantitative - Jan. 10-11
Module 3: Qualitative - Jan. 12
Registration Deadline: We are fully registered for the January 2024 training


JBI Evidence Implementation

Training 2023

To register:

Hotel Information


Homewood Suites by Hilton Jackson Fondren Medical District
2815 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-398-9500

The conference rate is $105 per night, plus tax and fees. If you contact the hotel directly, please refer to the University of MS Medical Center - School of Nursing to receive the discounted rate.