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 2017Full programMarch 20th - 24th
Module 1: IntroductionMarch 20th
Module 2: QuantitativeMarch 21st & 22nd
Module 3: QualitativeMarch 23rd & 24th
May 2017Full programMay 22nd - 26th
Module 1: IntroductionMay 22nd
Module 2: QuantitativeMay 23rd - 24th
Module 3: QualitativeMay 25th - 26th
August 2017Full programAugust 7th - 11th
Module 1: IntroductionAugust 7th
Module 2: QuantitativeAugust 8th & 9th
Module 3: QualitativeAugust 10th & 11th
October 2017Full programOctober 23rd - 27th
Module 1: IntroductionOctober 23rd
Module 2: QuantitativeOctober 24th & 25th
Module 3: QualitativeOctober 26th & 27th