Evidence Synthesis Institute

About the Institute

The Institute is aimed at library staff supporting evidence syntheses in topics outside of the health sciences. There is no charge for accepted applications. The Institute 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 will occur August 20-23, 2024 in a virtual environment. The application period for the August 2024 Institute is May 20 to June 12, 2024. There are 50 seats available. Applicants will be notified by June 23, 2024.  To apply, please fill out this form

Applications are screened and prioritized based on

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

Send questions about the Evidence Synthesis Institute to sysreview@umn.edu. The August 2024 ESI is a partnership between University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University. It is currently funded by the University Libraries at University of Minnesota. Previously the ESIs were funded by IMLS (RE-246347-OLS-20).

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