The Fondazione Guido Bernardini organises, in collaboration with SYRCLE (SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation) a one-day workshop on systematic reviews of animal studies. A systematic reviews is a structured and transparent method to thoroughly analyse studies already conducted and published in a particular field. In clinical research, systematic reviews are already standard practice. In the field of animal experimentation, however, they are still rather uncommon, even though recent publications have shown that they have several important advantages. For example, systematic reviews may help improve the scientific quality of animal experiments, they may prevent unnecessary (duplication of) experiments and they may improve the translation of animal data to humans.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the concept of a systematic review of animal studies and to concrete examples that show the advantages of this type of review. Moreover, you will get the opportunity to actually practice the different steps of which systematic reviews typically consist.
We cordially invite biomedical researchers directly or indirectly involved in animal experiments to participate in this hands-on training in systematic reviews of animal studies.