An Introduction to Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses – 2-Day Workshop

This introductory workshop 2-day workshop provides a step-by-step, hands-on learning experience that will equip the participant with the basic tools to conduct a high-quality systematic review and meta-analysis.

The course will be delivered in an informal, hands-on environment. Participants will need to bring their own laptop (Mac or PC) with the Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software, free 10-day/10-opening trial here.


Course Fee from 8 May 2018:  *$150.00 (AEST)
Times: 10am – 4pm (lunch provided)
Location: John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room, NeuRA, Level 3

*Please note fees are in $AUD and include GST at 10%, places are limited to 20 people




For more information, please contact Felicity Forsyth –


Day 1:

• Why conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis

• Submitting a protocol

• Searching the literature

• Managing search results

• Extracting data

• Quality assessing included studies

• Reporting guidelines for publication

Day 2:

• Choosing effect sizes, statistical models and methods

• Data entry and analysis using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis 3 (CMA3)

• Assessing moderators

• Assessing heterogeneity

• Assessing publication bias

• Quality assessing the pooled evidence


Course Tutor – Dr Sandy Matheson 

Dr Matheson is NeuRA’s digital librarian and developed NeuRA’s digital Schizophrenia Library, a resource for scientists and students to identify pertinent research questions and help inform policy development. The Schizophrenia Library is a free resource containing trustworthy information on all things related to schizophrenia and is suitable for clinicians, people with schizophrenia, their families, and the general public (not just scientists and students). The Bipolar Disorders Library is currently in development and should be available online later this year.