Systematic Review


Trying to get that high-impact publication? Tired of inefficient literature searches? Want the introduction of your thesis to be something more? Why not perform a systematic review?

Systematic reviews are literature overviews that attempt to answer clearly defined questions, with explicit methods to identify, select, critically appraise, analyze and report data.

This 3-day course will teach you all about the different steps to take to perform a high-quality, methodologically sound and reliable literature overview, from designing a search strategy to performing meta-analyses. This hands-course, taught by experienced Cochrane authors, consists of lectures, workshops and discussions on:

  • Writing your review protocol
  • Conducting a systematic review
  • Use of the Review Manager software
  • Performing meta-analyses

Registration: Send an email to with your name, first name, faculty/department.

Click here to find the detailed course programme for 25-27 May 2020. 
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About Cochrane

Cochrane is a nonprofit organization that provides guidance and support to researchers and healthcare professionals who want to write high-quality systematic reviews. The Cochrane methodology is considered the gold standard in systematic review development.













Registration and practical information

Next course will take place on 25, 26 and 27 May 2020, online via Zoom.

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Contact Cochrane

Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Cebam) 3000 Leuven
Tel. +32 (0)16 37 72 73