Training: Systematic Reviews: A course for humanitarian decision makers (Oxford, UK) – 10 April 2019

Added February 28, 2019

Title: Systematic Reviews: A course for humanitarian decision makers

Date: 10 April 2019

Location: Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, UK


Band A – £285 Individuals / Organisations (>£2m annual revenue)

Band B – £350 Organisations (<£2m annual revenue)

Band C – £420 Statutory and commercial organisations

Course Outline: Building on his successful and popular courses on systematic reviews in a wide variety of settings, Professor Mike Clarke will run this 1-day Evidence Aid course to place systematic reviews in the context of disasters and the provision of humanitarian aid. The course will provide learning and practical experience in a small group setting for many aspects of systematic reviewing. These include question formulation and eligibility criteria, searching for eligible material, data extraction, analysis, and reporting. Examples relevant to the humanitarian sector will be used to illustrate key points and participants should leave the course feeling more comfortable about embarking on their own systematic review and when using reviews for decision making.

Background: Professor Clarke has nearly 30 years’ experience of the conduct and oversight of rigorous evaluations of the effects of a wide variety of interventions, actions and strategies. He is the Director of the Northern Ireland Methodology Hub and Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit, a founder of Evidence Aid and now its Research Director. Mike teaches widely about systematic reviews, and established and continues to teach the Reviews module on the University of Oxford’s international MSc in Evidence Based Health Care. He is a leading proponent of the use of systematic reviews in decision-making, and has a strong interest in increasing the capacity for doing and using reviews.

Nia Roberts, Outreach Librarian based at the Knowledge Centre in the Bodleain Libraries, will join the course for sessions on searching for eligible materials.

Please note that the number of spaces on this course is limited for this course, and places will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis once payment has been received. We will also hold a wait list, should the course become full.

To apply: Please contact Jane Higgins (