While the literature search is likely to be the main responsibility of information professionals involved in systematic review projects, there are other aspects of these projects that would benefit from our input. In this first of two webinars, the presenters will outline the processes and tools for developing a systematic review protocol and then translating the protocol into a publishable search methodology. The session will focus on best practices and standards (including PRISMA, Cochrane, and Institute of Medicine), communication with team members, and appropriate reporting of methodology.
- Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
- Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual after registration.
- Individuals: $49 (nonmembers, $75)
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.
Mark MacEachern is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. In this role, he works closely with faculty and students throughout the University of Michigan Health System and other relevant units on education and research projects. MacEachern is heavily involved in the evidence-based practice components of the medical, pharmacy, and dental curricula, and regularly teaches systematic review content to residents, fellows, and research faculty. He has extensive experience consulting and partnering on systematic review projects and was part of team recently awarded funding to develop a – National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (GMR)–funded systematic review workshop designed to empower information professionals with strategies to participate in systematic review initiatives in their environment. He is active in both the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association and MLA.
Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. She partners with the faculty and staff of numerous clinical departments of the University of Michigan Health System to best address information needs related to their clinical, research, and academic missions. Townsend is deeply embedded in curriculum-integrated instruction in the medical school and is actively involved in integrating information skills components into the school’s current curriculum reform. Townsend has been a member of numerous systematic review teams; teaches a session on systematic review appraisal for third-year medical students; instructs on systematic review searching and information management for residents, fellows, and faculty; and is an instructor for a GMR-funded systematic review workshop.