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Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise - Searching Systematically, including reference management and screening

Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise - Searching Systematically, including reference management and screening In-Person

The aim of this workshop is to teach the skills for developing a research question, searching, selecting and managing the best available evidence to answer that research question, according to a defined, planned and consistent method. The works is interactive with hands-on exercises.

The workshop is open to all HSE staff nationally.

Part 1

  • Develop a focused research question
  • Describe your question using a recognised template such as PICO
  • Understand the different types of clinical questions and their corresponding level of evidence

Part 2

  • Understand the different sources of information
  • Understand and use search language
  • Develop a search strategy that is systematic and reproducible

Part 3

  • Understand why documenting your search is important
  • Understand the risk of bias and the importance of inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Endnote and Rayyan in the context of the PRISMA workflow
  • Using Endnote online to manage references
  • Using Rayyan to manage the screening process

Related LibGuide: Searching systematically by Isabelle Delaunois

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  HSE Staff & Authorised Library Users  
  Event in person     Information Skills Training     Library Event  

Registration is required. There are 13 seats available.

Location : Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

How to Get there : 

The car park is on the right at the roundabout in the hospital grounds, attendees may park in the hospital car park, bring their tickets to the training session and where they will be validated for exit.

The Seminar Room is located in the Education Centre opposite the Entrance to the Main Hospital.

Swipe access is required to enter the Education Centre, please ring Mary at 057 8696347 for entry.


It is recommended to bring your own laptop. Pre-course materials and requirements will be emailed to registered participants before the training. Assessment will be performed and a CPD certificate delivered after completion of the training.

By signing up to this training, you are agreeing that your email can be used for evaluation purposes

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Isabelle Delaunois

Librarian University Hospital Limerick. Areas of interest; Systematic searching, evidence based practice    

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