January Webinars: Registration Open

15 Jan-2019
The Inherent Value-Laden Nature of Evidence by Dr. Stuart Nicholls    Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019  Time: 3:00 p.m. GMT // 5:00 p.m. Beirut Time Register on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3696349580373654529  Brief Summary: While the processes of distilling evidence have much to applaud—particularly progress to improve the systematic nature of evidence collection and appraisal —they also raise important epistemological questions pertaining to the construction of evidence, and the incorporation of values. In this presentation, Dr. Nicholls discusses the inherent value-laden nature of evidence creation and synthesis using examples from the literature. ...

October Webinars:Registration Open

31 Oct-2018
GRADE CERQual: Assessing the Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative Researchby Dr.Simon LewinOctober 31, 2018 at 3p.m. // 13:00 UTC Register on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8436161687577500418 

GESI-Cochrane Learning Live Webinar series

28 May-2018
This webinar series is in collaboration with the Cochrane Train Group. This aims to introduce the audience to the difference types of evidence synthesis, and to allow GESI Network members to share their experience using the evidence synthesis approach discussed in the session.  Check out the recordings on the following links: Session 1: Making Systematic Reviews Policy-Relevant (6 Parts) http://training.cochrane.org/resource/making-systematic-reviews-policy-relevant for full details  Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Part 6: Session 2: Knowledge Synthesis for knowledge Users (3 Parts) http://training.cochrane.org/resource/knowledge-synthesis-knowledge-users fo...

September Webinars: Registration Open

08 May-2018
Drafting findings in a Qualitative Evidence Synthesis by Mr. Arrie Odendaal September 11th, 2018 // 13:00 UTC Register on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6621512300715005698  

10th Croatian Cochrane Symposium: Building Capacity for Cochrane Systematic Review Production and Dissemination

29 Jun-2018
On June 29, 208, the GESI Secretariat participated in the 10th Croatian Cochrane Symposium: Building Capacity for Cochrane Systematic Review Production and Dissemination. The GESI Secretariat held 2 presentations: 1) Self-evaluation of training capactiy: In this session, Dr. Lotfi explored described framework for capacity building in systematic reviews, and shared experiences in capacity building from the Clinical Research Institute at the American University of Beirut. Moreover, Dr. Lotfi discussed self-evaluation framework using the elements for capacity building in systematic reviews. 2) Building capacity for systematic review production: the experience of research centres in LMICs:...

Two days workshop on Systematic Reviews and Evidence and Gap Maps

12 Feb-2018
On February 12 and 13, 2018, the American University of Beirut was the venue for the “Systematic Reviews and Evidence and Gap Maps in Social Sciences” Workshop hosted by the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), in collaboration with the Center for Systematic Reviews on Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK), and Campbell Collaboration. GESI had invited 2 guests to host this event at the Lebanese grounds, and they are: Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw (President of the Board, Campbell Collaboration) from Canada, and Dr. Ashrita Saran (Evidence Synthesis Specialist, Campbell Collaboration) from India. The workshop that aimed at providing an introduction to systematic review methodology and ...
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