Throughout this world-class systematic review training program, which incorporates both theory and hands on experience, you will learn how to develop a focused question, search for relevant literature, appraise and synthesise 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, accredited for a period of two years as authors in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR), a refereed online journal, the content of which is indexed in Embase, Scopus, Mosby’s Index (Elsevier), CINAHL (EBSCO) and MEDLINE.

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (CSRTP) 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)
  • Module 2: Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence (day 2 & 3)
  • Module 3: Systematic Review of Evidence Generated by Qualitative Research, Narrative and Text (day 4 & 5)
Please note Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Modules 2 and 3.


March 2018Full program19 - 23 March
Module 1: Introduction19 March
Module 2: Quantitative20 & 21 March
Module 3: Qualitative22 & 23 March
May 2018Full program28 May - 1 June
Module 1: Introduction28 May
Module 2: Quantitative29 & 30 May
Module 3: Qualitative31 May & 1 June
September 2018Full program17 - 21 September
Module 1: Introduction17 September
Module 2: Quantitative18 & 19 September
Module 3: Qualitative20 & 21 September
November 2018Full program5 - 9 November
Module 1: Introduction5 November
Module 2: Quantitative6 & 7 November
Module 3: Qualitative8 & 9 November