Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review

Examining Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence in Health Care

July 12-16, 2021
Rutgers School of Nursing 
This year’s sessions will be held via videoconferencing and the Rutgers Canvas Learning Platform.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Presented by The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation – A Center of Excellence of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

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.

The 5-Day Proposal Development Track 
July 12-16, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily 
This track is for individuals who are new to the comprehensive systematic review process and who wish to learn about the review and synthesis of both quantitative and qualitative evidence. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the process and tools needed to undertake this important form of research.

  • During the session, complete a structured plan to create your own systematic review proposal.
  • 30 contact hours provided with JBI certification upon successful completion of chosen course or module of study.
  • NEST Systematic Review Service is available for an additional fee. 
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  • Day 5 is reserved primarily for completion of a systematic review proposal under guidance from Institute faculty.

NEST also offers 3-day tracks (18 credit hours) for individuals who are interested only the review and synthesis of either quantitative evidence or qualitative evidence (but not both). This option is available for those who wish to learn the skills for reviewing only one of these two types of evidence.

  • The 3-Day Quantitative Track
    July 12, 15 & 16, 2021
    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
  • The 3-Day Qualitative Track
    July 12-14, 2021
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

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 July 12, 2021 ONLY.

Academic credits also available

This course is available to students as an academic course for 3 graduate credits. To get more information on how to register, please contact the School of Nursing registrar’s office for details

Specialized Instruction. Small Groups.

This year’s sessions will be held via videoconferencing via the Rutgers Canvas Learning Platform. 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:

Continuing education credits are available for this course.


*The Summer 2021 institute prices have been significantly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advanced registration and payment is required.

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Registration deadline for all participants:
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rutgers SON Faculty and Staff
  • $50 1-day track
  • $150 3-day track
  • $250 5-day track
Rutgers Students, and non-SON Rutgers faculty & staff
  • $125 1-day track
  • $375 3-day track
  • $625 5-day track
Non-Rutgers participants
  • $225 1-day track
  • $675 3-day track
  • $1125 5-day track

NEST Systematic Review Service (for all participants; please click here for details)

  • $300

* Rutgers SON students who are doing systematic review for their capstone project are required to obtain the NEST Systematic Review Service

Contact Us

For general information, contact:

For information specific to systematic review research or JBI methodology, contact:
Yuri T. Jadotte, MD, PhD, MPH

Continuing Education

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.