EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH (EBR) TRAINING SCHOOL
Seven EBR Training schools were organized within EVBRES COST Action CA 17117, with more than 130 participants completing the course. As part of the work of the EBRNetwork we plan to continue with EBR Training Schools in online as well as in-person formats. More information about future EBR Training Schools will be announced soon.
General information about the EBR Training School
The overall aim of the EBR Training School is to introduce the concept of Evidence-Based Research to participants and enhance their ability to use existing evidence synthesis to justify and design a new study and place its results in the context of existing evidence to avoid redundant research.
Structure and content
The EBR Training School consists of two phases:
- Phase I “Introduction to a systematic review and the concept of Evidence-Based Research in healthcare research”
It aims to enable participants to achieve basic knowledge about systematic reviews and the concept of EBR in healthcare research. Phase I is a prerequisite to Phase II.
- Phase II “Using the Evidence-Based Research approach to justify and design a new study and to interpret results from a new study”
It aims to enable participants to acquire basic knowledge and skills in using the Evidence-Based Research approach to justify and design a new study and interpret results from it.
On successful completion of the training school, the participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles and importance of Evidence-Based Research
- Understand what a systematic review (SR) is and what it can be used for
- Know the principal steps in preparing an SR
- Find an SR of earlier similar studies
- Find an SR including the perspectives of end users
- Evaluate if an SR is up to date
- Critically appraise an SR
- Combine results of an SR covering earlier similar studies and results from an SR covering the end users´ perspectives
- Use the results from the two SRs to inform the design and justification of a new study
- Use the results from an updated SR covering earlier studies when interpreting results from a new study
- Be familiar with challenges to EBR