Searching Trials Registers and the World Health Organization Portal (ICTRP) and Regulatory Agency Sources to Identify Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews and Other Clinical and Research Questions: Bern, Switzerland

Course organised jointly with the University of Bern Library

This 2-day course will address the most effective way to search resources, given the different interfaces available and how these differences impact not only on retrieval but also on associated aspects such as managing the search results. Recent research evidence on the use of clinical trials registers will be presented, to identify trial evidence for systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
The course will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The course will consist of short presentations, small group and plenary discussion, and hands-on exercises.


Target audience
Healthcare librarians and other information professionals and those wishing to develop/design advanced strategies using relevant material.

Julie Glanville
Associate Director for Information Services
York Health Economics Consortium
(YHEC), University of York, York (UK).
Carol Lefebvre
Independent Information Consultant
Oxford (UK), former Senior Information Specialist, UK Cochrane Centre (1992 –2012).

Gerhard Bissels , Librarian, Fachbereichsbibliothek Bühlplatz, Universität Bern, Baltzerstrasse 4, 3012 Bern
+41 (0)31 631 49 47,

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