Systematic Literature Review (SLR) Courses, Tools, and Support

UNDERSTAND

Course

Learn the basics of how systematic literature reviews (SLRs)  are conducted and evaluated. See how SLRs inform healthcare practice and policy. (2 hours)

  • Systematic review design, execution, and publishing
  • Expert review of results

CONDUCT

Course

Learn how to frame your research question using PICO. Plan your literature search and analysis strategy. (2 hours)

Tools
  • PICO template
  • Gap/literature analysis
  • Study rationale development
  • Research question development
  • Statistical analysis plan development
Course

Learn how to draft your protocol synopsis, prepare a PRISMA protocol, and register your protocol on PROSPERO. (2 hours)

Tools
  • PRISMA template
  • synopsis template
  • PROSPERO template
  • Synopsis development
  • Expert review of protocol
  • Full protocol development
  • Protocol/trial registration
Course

Perform your literature search; screen and select studies; extract, evaluate, and synthesize data; conduct a meta-analysis. (2 hours)

Tools

Edanz recommends:
Evidence Partners DistillerSR™  
 — the gold standard in systematic review software

  • Systematic literature review execution 
  • Statistical analysis
  • Expert review of results

IMPACT

Course

Adapt your protocol into a manuscript for peer review. Assemble your data and statistics for presentation. Write and publish your final report via PRISMA guidelines. (2 hours)

  • Publication planning
  • Manuscript development
  • Abstract development
  • Figure generation
  • Journal recommendations
  • Editing 
  • Expert review of manuscripts
  • Cover letter development
Dr. Trevor Lane
Dr. Dean Meyer
Dr. Daniel McGowan