Systematic review by Cochrane Belgium edition 2021: How to write a protocol for systematic reviews and how to conduct systematic reviews in the clinical context

Target Group

PhD and Postdoctoral researchers, interested in performing a high-quality (Cochrane) systematic review. Prior knowledge not required.

Aim and Topic

Are you trying to get that high-impact publication? Are you tired of inefficient literature searches? Do you want the introduction of your thesis to be something more? Then why not perform a systematic review?

This 3-day course will teach you all about the different steps to take in order to perform a high-quality, methodologically sound and reliable literature overview.

This hands-on course is limited to 33 participants and consists of lectures, workshops and discussions on:
• Writing your review protocol
• Conducting a systematic review
• Use of the Review Manager software
• Performing meta-analyses


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  • Monday 31 May 2021 : from 8h45 - 16h45
  • Tuesday 1 June 2021: from 8h45 - 16h45
  • Wednesday 2 June 2021: from 8h45 - 16h30

Location: online via Zoom - further instructions will follow
Course materials will be sent to you by email
We advise you to install the Review Manager tool beforehand on your laptop


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Registration fee

Free of charge for Doctoral School members. A no-show fee of 50 Euro will be charged.



Evaluation methods and criteria (doctoral training programme)

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