The Nottingham Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis Workshop @CochraneSzGroup

The Nottingham Systematic Review Course

Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham.

Tuesday 16th June – Friday 19th June, 2015.

Time: 9am – 5pm.

Venue: The University of Nottingham is located at the heart of England. The university has good public transport networks.
Course Fee: £750. Your course fee includes all learning materials, refreshments and lunch everyday plus farewell evening meal on Thursday 18th June, 2015.

Who should attend: all people wishing to undertake reviews of randomised studies.

This course will appeal to all those interested in completing a Cochrane-style review.  Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice.  After attending the course, participants should be able to understand search strategies, extract data, manage the results of systematic searches, understand the syntheses of the data, apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.

Brief course content:

Day 1: Developing a protocol for a review.
Day 2: Searching and managing references.
Day 3: Extracting and using data.
Day 4: Using RevMan, more sums and Cochrane.

Study methods: Small group teaching, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials with hands on practical work at computer stations and group work.

Speaker: Ms Judy Wright, Senior Information Specialist, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Judy is a qualified librarian and is leading the development of health research information support offered to LIHS with a team of Information Specialists located within the Academic Unit of Health Economics. Judy manages a portfolio of activities supporting health research staff at both the University of Leeds and NHS Trusts across Yorkshire via the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber region.
This portfolio currently includes custom-made literature searching, reference management and search methodology advice for systematic reviews, evidence syntheses, proposal scoping activities and economic evaluations.
Judy also teaches research information skills on postgraduate modules and leads the LIHS Mini Masterclass series. Courses cover search methods, health databases, eg MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and reference management software, eg EndNote, Mendeley.

Speaker: Professor Sarah Lewington, Scientific Director, MSc in Global Health Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Sarah is one of the Scientific Directors for the MSc in Global Health Science, with responsibility for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the fully revised MSc degree course. Sarah graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from Leicester University in 1988 and spent 5 years working as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to university to study for an MSc in Applied Statistics at Southampton University. She came to Oxford University to co-ordinate the Prospective Studies Collaboration in 1995 and gained her DPhil in Epidemiology in 1999. Sarah’s main research interest is in major risk factors for premature adult mortality, with a particular focus on tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity, and is the Oxford-based principal investigator for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India. She leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that forms the CTSU’s Population Studies Group.

Professor Lelia Duley, Professor of Clinical Trials Research & Director of the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, Nottingham, UK.
Mr Mark Fenton, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London, UK.
Dr Ajit Kumar, Research Associate, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.
Mr Toby Lasserson, Senior Editor at the Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, UK.
Dr Ranganath Rattehalli , Associate Editor, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Nottingham, UK.
Ms Stephanie Sampson, Associate Fellow of the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health and School of Law.
Ms Jun Xia, Managing Director, Systematic Review Solutions Ltd, (China-UK-Malaysia).

General Enquiries:  Jackie Patrick +44 (0)115 823 1287, Email:

or visit download an application form.

Course Content Enquiries Email:

Cochrane Schizophrenia Group
Institute of Mental Health Building
University of Nottingham Innovation Park
Triumph Road

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