Workshop systematic reviews and meta-analyses in animal research

On the 14th and 15th of December MDR organized a workshop in systematic reviews and meta-analysis in animal research.
This will be an online event spread over 2 days (9:00 – 13:00h).

The invitations for this course have already been sent, but if you still would like to participate you can always send an email to Steffie and we can see what is possible.

The workshop will be given by SR experts from the SYRCLE institute at Radboudumc Nijmegen, funded by the ZonMw programme ‘More Knowledge with Fewer Animals’.

A systematic review is (unlike a ‘normal’ narrative review) a protocolized study in which you systematically collect all published data that is out there to answer a specific research question. Here are some random examples of SRs to illustrate:

Effects of joint and nerve mobilisation on neuroimmune responses in animals and humans with neuromusculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis (

Tissue Engineering of the Urethra: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Preclinical and Clinical Studies – ScienceDirect


For more information on SRs in general or SYRCLE: SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation – SYRCLE – Radboudumc

The workshop is predominantly focused on systematic reviews for animal experiments, but the skills you learn are applicable to any research. Specifically, you will learn how to do a systematic literature search in PubMed, evidence mapping, quality assessment and meta-analysis.