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Methods in Research Synthesis: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

From 15 Jan 2024 until 18 Jan 2024 - BIOPOLIS-CIBIO, Vairão, Portugal (Face-to-face)
Methods in Research Synthesis: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
The process of synthesising research findings has been increasingly used in ecological and biological sciences. The course is developed for students and researchers at an early career stage and aims to provide basics on literature search and review. Participants will be able to:
(1) understand the process of research synthesis, incl. search protocols, and software;
(2) conduct a systematic literature search and review; and
(3) apply different methods for analyzing published scientific evidence, such as meta-analysis tools.

PROGRAM (24 hours)
Day 01 | January 15, 2023
| 9:45-13:00
Introduction to research synthesis 
Protocols for Systematic Reviews 
Software for literature management: Mendeley and EndNote Introduction
| 14:00-17:45
Hands-on class: Performing a literature search with search engines
Group activity – Challenge release

Day 02 | January 16, 2023
| 9:45-13:00
Hands-on class: 
– Gathering and reviewing published evidence 
– Analysing the outcomes of literature reviews
An Example of Systematic Review: Best practices in the literature review process 
| 14:00-17:45
Group activity – Challenge development

Day 03 | January 17, 2023
| 9:45-13:00
Introduction to meta-analysis
Methods and approaches in meta-analysis
| 14:00-17:45
Group activity – Challenge development

Day 04 | January 18, 2023
| 9:45-13:00
Group activity – Challenge development
| 14:00-17:45
Group activity – Challenge presentations

Cláudia Fernandes (Coordinator) | FCUP, BIOPOLIS/CIBIO - LPDM 
Joana Vicente (Coordinator) | BIOPOLIS/CIBIO - InvasionS
Ana Margarida Medeiros | FCUP, BIOPOLIS/CIBIO - LPDM
Ana Catarina Teixeira | FCUP, BIOPOLIS/CIBIO - LPDM

The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.
75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
 Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.

80€ (students) | 120€ (other participants)
CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%
Participation is free of charge for BIODIV Students MBGE 1st year Students & CIBIO's TwinLabs 
Registration fees do not include accommodation or meals

No ECTS credits are awarded for attending the course. Participants receive a certificate of attendance without quantitative evaluation

Application deadline: December 08, 2023

To apply, please fill the form available HERE

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