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Learning from journeys in literature reviews of COVID-19 research - Capacity building webinar Barthelemy.Mor… Wed, 09/21/2022 - 11:02

PHIRI Literature review capacity building webinar

This workshop is co-organized by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon FMUL in Portugal and the National Centre of Public Health, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, in Spain. The video of the session is now online!

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Literature reviews are a powerful tool to summarize research evidence. In this capacity building webinar, several members of the PHIRI (Population Health Research Infrastructure) project will share their experience applying different approaches to manage literature reviews summarising COVID-19 research. The course will start with a presentation about the types of reviews and basic concepts of literature reviews of population studies, including the methodological steps of these types of studies and the differences between the types of outcomes. In the second part, researchers from PHIRI will share their experiences performing literature reviews on COVID-19 evidence. Finally, a practical exercise will be conducted using the free online tool Rayyan.

IMPORTANT: If you registered to the workshop, please also register to the Rayyan tool to be able to make the exercise before Tuesday 11th. Select the free option. Please register with the same email you used to enrol in the course. :

Target audience:

PHIRI partners, graduate students and researchers interested in conducting literature reviews. Basic knowledge about literature reviews is recommended but not required.



Introduction: The stepping stones of literature reviews of population studies. - Daniel Caldeira (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon - FMUL, Portugal)


Experiences on how to tackle road bumps on the literature review


Scoping review: challenges leading a collaborative group.
- Cesar Garriga (Instituto de Salud Carlos III - ISCIII, Spain)


Systematic review: strengths and challenges of an in-pairs review process and quality assessment of included studies.
- Tatjana Makovski (Santé Publique France)


The challenges of defining PI(E)CO criteria to assess non-clinical COVID-19 outcomes.
- Marília Silva Paulo (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - UNL, Portugal)


Information Collection in Literature Reviews: tools, challenges and their limitations.
- Mariana Peyroteo (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - UNL, Portugal)


Moving forward: exercise with Rayyan.
- Cesar Garriga, Tatjana Makovski and Mariana Peyroteo.

Participants will learn how to: create a review in Rayyan, upload references or articles to a review (from different sources like Mendeley, EndNote or Zotero), detect duplicate references/articles in a review, manage collaborators in the review, "Blind On/Off" features, tags and disagreements.


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Updated on 16 January 2023