Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Designing Systematic Searches: Introductory Workshop

13jun9:00 am4:00 pmDesigning Systematic Searches: Introductory Workshop9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ashling Hotel

Event Details


One of the key features of all evidence synthesis is to conduct a systematic search. Systematic literature searching requires that we plan and run searches in a way that ensures clarity, validity and reliability. Documenting the searching process is vital to ensure transparency and reproducibility.


This workshop provides attendees with the knowledge and skills to conduct a basic systematic search of the literature including designing and running searches on key databases and identifying and selecting search filters.

Learning outcomes

In this course, participants will be enabled to:

  • Design a basic systematic search strategy
  • Identify and use study-design search filters
  • Report the search methods

Dates: 13th June 2023

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 (UTC+1)

Location: Ashling Hotel, Stoneybatter, Dublin 8

Places: 30 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland

Skill Level: Introductory

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, decision makers, librarians, information specialists, and Evidence Synthesis Ireland fellows and teaching faculty who would like to learn more about systematic searching.

Teaching Strategies

The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations and small group activities with practical exercises. Please bring along your PC for the exercises. Questions and discussion are encouraged. A short reading list/activity list will be sent to enrolled attendees in advance of the session.


Julie Glanville, an independent consultant and trainer in information retrieval. Julie has worked in systematic reviews for more than 25 years as Associate Director of York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) (2008-2019) and Associate Director at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), University of York (1994 – 2008). Julie was a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group and is a co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence and the 2020 PRISMA guidance.

*If your type of ticket is sold out, please join the waitlist or contact us at esi@nuigalway.ie


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(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+1


Ashling Hotel