Webinar Series: Raising the Evidence Bar - Scientific Literature and Literature Synthesis

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Webinar Series: Raising the Evidence Bar - Scientific Literature and Literature Synthesis

30-Jan-2018

The University Library, University of Saskatchewan, in partnership with Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), is pleased to present Raising the evidence bar: Scientific literature and literature synthesis featuring experts from around the world. Each webinar focuses on best practices in a different area of gathering research evidence. Take advantage of these FREE webinars to hone your skills!

Supporting the use of synthesized research evidence in health policymaking

Jan 30, 9 -10 am CST (10 - 11 am EST)

Dr. John Lavis, Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University

Health policy, and health considerations in any government policy, is of vital importance. What are best practices in responding to questions from, and making results relevant to, policy makers? Join this webinar and strengthen your ability to conduct a literature review on health policy issues.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Living systematic reviews

February 6, 4 - 5 pm CST (9 - 10 am in Melbourne, AU on February 7)

Dr Julian Elliott, Associate Professor, Lead for Evidence Systems at Cochrane, Senior Research Fellow at Cochrane Australia

Living systematic reviews (LSRs) are a new approach to systematic reviews in which evidence is continually updated, incorporating relevant new evidence as it becomes available. It produces evidence that is both trustworthy and current.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

High jump or decathlon? Working out the appropriate review type for your research project

February 13, 9 - 10 am CST (3 - 4 pm in Sheffield, UK)

Dr Andrew Booth, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield

Being clear about the type and scope of the review that best fits your project will save you time and possibly future regret! This webinar will help you focus in on the review type you need to do to best support your research.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Literature searches: Success factors for first time reviewers

February 20, 9 - 10 am CST (10 - 11 am EST)

Dr. Margaret Sampson, Manager of Library Services, Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Getting started on a literature search for comprehensive review can seem daunting. Dr. Sampson gives some important tips for novice reviewers, including:

  • looking for previous SRs or registered SR protocols on the same topic
  • searching on your own for really truly eligible studies to see if your study parameters are viable, before you lock in the search
  • making sure there really are no trials before you open up eligibility to all study designs
  • why your librarian might insist on seeing your protocol before designing your final search-scoping your topic to your resources / scoping your resources to your topic.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Health Evidence : Helping public health use best evidence in practice

February 27, 9 - 10 am CST (10 - 11 am EST)

Kristin Read and Heather Husson, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

We live in a world of ever-expanding information sources and choosing the right one for your needs can be challenging. If you are interested in finding evidence on the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions, Kristin Read will show us how the Health Evidence registry can help.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

We will be recording these webinars and putting them on our website for those who cannot attend at the scheduled time.