course "Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in animal research - an introduction"

Please note that this course will be delivered by distance learning







Duration: 09:00 -17:00 GMT+2
Registration fee:

This course is free of charge for doctoral students and postdocs registered at KI. The course fee for other KI participants is SEK 3 900 (including INDI). The fee for external participants is SEK 5 900 (excluding VAT). 



CPD Credits:

This course is also recognized as a continued professional development (CPD) activity in laboratory animal science (LAS) by the Unit for Education and Training in LAS, Comparative Medicine.


This course objective is to encourage the use and conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in animal research in order to 1) increase scientific quality, 2) to improve translation of animal data to the clinical situation, and 3) to prevent unnecessary duplication of animal studies.

After completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand and demonstrate the value, principles and the different concepts related to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in animal studies;
  2. Understand the difference between a classical review (so-called narrative) and systematic reviews;
  3. Identify the strengths, limitations and pitfalls of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in animal research;
  4. Interpret and apply basic methods of meta-analyses in animal studies.
Language: English
Materials: tentative agenda