Systematic Reviewing 3.0


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09.30 Coffee and tea

10.00 Start programme with presentations on:

10.00- 10.10 Introduction ‘Death by database: how (not) to perform a systematic review’ – by Rens van de Schoot, associate professor in Methodology and Statistics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University

10.15 – 10.45 Setting up a Systematic Review by Cathalijn Leenaars, postdoc at the Hannover Medical School

10.45 – 11.15 The haystack (NOT the needle). Performing a literature search for systematic reviews by Felix Weijdema, Subject Librarian Science/Medicine at Utrecht University Library

11.15 – 11.45 Drawing conclusions from a systematic review by Matthijs Oud, researcher at Trimbos Institute

11.45 – 1200 Wrap-up Concluding remarks, Q&A -> expert panel on stage


12.00 – 12.45: Lunch (Free ? ) with some music by the band Minor Revisions


12.45 The future of systematic reviewing with presentations on:

12.45 Introduction by Rens (just 1 minute welcoming everyone back)

12.50 – 13.10 Open Science and the Systematic Review by Jan de Boer, Faculty Liaison Social Sciences at Utrecht University Library

13.10 – 13.30 Meta-analyzing a diverse body of literature: How to deal with moderators? by Caspar Lissa, Assistant professor of methods & Statistics, Utrecht University

13.30 – 13.50 How machine learning can help you prioritize publications for inclusion in a systematic review by Tessa Pronk, Data Scientist at KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Nieuwegein

13.50 – 14.10 – Software that will do the abstract screening (much faster and cheap!) by Daniel Oberski

14.10 -14.30 The future of systematic reviewing by Lotty Hooft, Director Cochrane Netherlands, and Rene Spijker, Informatie Specialist Cochrane Netherlands.

14.30 – 14.45 Wrap-up: Concluding remarks, Q&A -> expert panel on stage

14.45 End of the programme

Note, for environmental reasons, we will not print the programme.