Evidence Synthesis Institute

About the institute

This institute is fully funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and at no charge for accepted applicants. The Institute is aimed at library staff supporting evidence syntheses in topics outside of the health sciences and will cover

  • overview of systematic reviews and similar methodologies,
  • guidelines and standards,
  • search strategy development,
  • software tools,
  • quality assessment, and
  • systematic review services.

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Application process

The next Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Evidence Synthesis Institute will occur March 5-8, 2024 in a virtual environment. The application period for the March 2024 Institute is closed. If you are interested in being notified when the next application period is announced, you can add yourself to our email list.

Applications are screened and prioritized based on

  • urgency of need,
  • existing knowledge gap,
  • disciplines supported by applicant, and
  • potential impact of training.

International applicants are welcome to apply. Due to funding, we are limited in the number of applicants we can accept from outside the U.S.

Send questions about the Evidence Synthesis Institute to sysreview@umn.edu. More information on the IMLS proposal and the partnership between University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University are available at IMLS.gov, RE-246347-OLS-20.

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