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.


February 2019Full program18 - 22 February
Module 1: Introduction18 February
Module 2: Quantitative19 & 20 February
Module 3: Qualitative21 & 22 February
May 2019Full program20 May - 24 May
Module 1: Introduction20 May
Module 2: Quantitative21 & 22 May
Module 3: Qualitative23 May & 24 May
August 2019Full program12 - 16 August
Module 1: Introduction12 August
Module 2: Quantitative13 & 14 August
Module 3: Qualitative15 & 16 August
November 2019Full program18 - 22 November
Module 1: Introduction18 November
Module 2: Quantitative19 & 20 November
Module 3: Qualitative21 & 22 November