The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) is conducting a 9-week interactive workshop which aims to enable the attendees to gain a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy of treatment, a clinimetric review of measures, and/or a review of diagnostic criteria for a clinical area. Meta-analysis and GRADE methods will be included in the training for a transparent approach to rating the certainty of evidence and developing healthcare recommendations.


Workshop Presenters:

  • Prof. Roslyn Boyd – Scientific Director QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ

  • Dr Sue Brennan – Cochrane Australia, Monash University

  • Mark Chatfield – Biostatistician, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ

  • A/Prof. Leanne Sakzewski - Senior Lecturer, NHMRC CDF, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ

  • Mr Lars Eriksson – Librarian, UQ Herston Medical Library

  • Mr David Honeyman - Librarian, CHRC,  Mater Research, UQ

  • Dr Andrea Burgess – Research Fellow and Occupational Therapist, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ

Workshop dates

The Systematic Review Workshop is highly interactive and will be conducted online via Zoom on Fridays 8.30am - 12.30pm for 9 weeks from 9 July to 8 October (with breaks in between for you to work on your search and drafting your review paper). See below for discussion topics for each week. 

Please note: For workshop effectiveness, please ensure you have access to your local library for a range of literature databases for your research/review topic. 


Payment & Registration - 

  • Registration for the full workshop (9 weeks) - please first submit your registration below with your research topic, and make payment HERE

Full Systematic Review Workshop Registration

  • Registration for GRADE Analysis sessions (weeks 4 & 5 only), please submit your payment here:

Payment for GRADE Analysis

Workshop Registration
Cost inc GST


– please select ‘Attendee’ in Create Booking


Students; UQ & Qld Health Staff; Member of AusCP-CTN

– please select ‘Student’ or ‘Staff’ in Create Booking


GRADE Analysis Only (30 July & 6 August 2021)

- please select ‘Attendee’ in Create Booking, and proceed to payment with GRADE Analysis


 Please email to confirm your payment registration.  



    Fri 9 Jul 2021 8:30amFri 8 Oct 2021 12:30pm

    Week 1 – Friday 9 July

    Introduction; Framing your question; PubMed, Cochrane

    Week 2 – Friday 16 July

    Confirming Review question/aims, Endnote, Measuring Quality for Reporting (ROBis II)

    Week 3  – Friday 23 July

    PEDro, Web of Science; Database search (PROSPERO, PRISMA, CINAHL, EMBASE);

    Week 4 – Friday 30 July

    GRADE analysis - 1

    Week 5 – Friday 6 August

    GRADE analysis - 2

    Week 6 – Friday 3 September

    Clinimetric Sys Reviews

    Biostatics Part 1 (Measures of Reproducibility); COSMIN II

    Week 7 – Friday 10 September

    Biostatistics Part 2 (RCTs, Statistical Inference, Continuous Outcomes and Binary Outcomes)

    Week 8 – Friday 17 September 

    Meta analysis 

    Week 9 – Friday 8 October

    Clinical Practice Guidelines, Getting Published