Evidence Synthesis Institute for Groups: NAL & NOAA

A Training for Librarians

April 25-27, 2023

11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm EST each day

Code of Conduct

Day 1: April 25




Session Lead

11:00 Welcome and introductions

Q&A on intro video

11:30 Exploring different review methodologies Megan
12:00 Break
12:15 Reproducibility, transparent methods, and pre-registration Amy
12:45 Evidence synthesis steps and librarians as co-investigators Molly
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Systematic review guidelines/checklists/reporting standards Amy
2:30 Introduction to protocols and protocol registration Jim
3:00 Break
3:15 The reference interview: how to have a conversation with a review team Panel:

Trevor, Stephanie, Matt




Day 2: April 26




Session Lead

11:00 Selecting databases for evidence synthesis Jim
11:15 Formulating a research question & frameworks Scott
12:00 Break
12:15 Search strategies part 1 Matt, Sarah, & Jim
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Search Strategies part 2 Matt, Sarah, & Jim
3:45 Debrief


Day 3: April 27



Session Lead

11:00 Grey Literature Amy
11:45 Break
12:00 Rapid reviews & alternative reporting methods Amy
12:30 Automation Megan
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Writing the methods section and PRISMA Flow Diagrams Megan
2:30 Supporting & mentoring teams through screening & project management Scott
3:00 Break
3:15 Filters & Hedges Matt
3:30 Final questions & debrief

  • Staying current with listservs, etc.
Amy + all

The teaching team:

Molly Bostrom, University of Minnesota,

Matt Kibbee, Cornell University,

Megan Kocher, University of Minnesota,

Scott Marsalis, University of Minnesota,

Jim Morris-Knower, Cornell University,

Amy Riegelman, University of Minnesota,

Sarah Young, Carnegie Mellon University,



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