Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review

Spring Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review

Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care

March 18-22, 2019 in Newark, NJ

Rutgers School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street, Room 640A
Newark, NJ 07101
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Continuing education credits are available for this course

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Presented by The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute

As the demand for health care continues to grow, so does the need for easily accessible, up-to-date evidence on best practices in health care. Systematic reviews are an important vehicle for addressing this need. Participants in the Summer Institute will gain a thorough understanding of the process and tools needed to undertake this important form of research and will work on developing an actual proposal.

Joanna Briggs Certification
Would you like to be able to have continuous expert guidance on your proposal and review well beyond the duration of the Institute? Would you like a copy to the American Journal of Nursing book of the year award winning textbook developed by lead faculty at the school? Then choose the options with Joanna Briggs Institute systematic reviewer certification, which is available for an additional fee. With this option, you receive:


NEST also offers 3-day tracksfor individuals who are new to the comprehensive systematic review process and who are interested only in the review and synthesis of qualitative evidence. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the process and tools needed to undertake this important form of research.

NEST also offers a 1-day track for individuals who are interested only in learning about the basics of systematic reviews and evidence synthesis (i.e. designing a focused clinical question, searching the literature, developing a proposal). The review and synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence are not covered in this track. Be sure to select the appropriate item in the drop down menu when registering. This track takes places on March 18, 2019 ONLY

Specialized Instruction. Small Groups.

Classes will be held in Rutgers' high fidelity classrooms and computer labs. You will gain hands-on instruction and practice in using the JBI specialized software program called SUMARI (the System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information), which is designed to assist researchers and practitioners to conduct systematic reviews of 10 different types, including reviews of effectiveness, qualitative research, economic evaluations, prevalence/incidence, aetiology/risk, mixed methods, umbrella/overviews, text/opinion, diagnostic test accuracy and scoping reviews. More information on this comprehensive tool is available here:

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