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DHP 2022: Pre-Conference Workshop 1

27 June 2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Crowd Sourced Rapid Reviewing

COVID-19 highlighted the need for a rapid synthesis of evidence in order to advise public health on how to change behaviours to protect health (e.g. promoting physical distancing).

High quality, pre-registered, rapid systematic reviews can be conducted from a few days to a few weeks by using an established infrastructure (e.g. Slack & zoom for communication; google docs for instructions and write up; rayyan.qcri.org for blinded screening; google sheets for data extraction), a team of volunteers, a reviewing expert and a topic expert (e.g. the review proposer).

We will introduce the concept of crowd sourced rapid reviews and outline the process of conducting such reviews.

You will take part in activities to set up and use

  • Communications (Slack, google docs)
  • Rayyan for screening
  • Systems for data extraction

Learning Outcomes 

  • To understand the process of rapid reviewing
  • To understand the process of crowd sourcing
  • To gain some experience of using the crowd sourced rapid review method

Target Audience: People with some experience of systematic reviewing (e.g., have been trained in systematic reviewing, have conducted systematic reviews) who want to learn about conducting systematic reviews using crowd sourcing

University of the West of England
Lecture rooms, Arnolfini,
16 Narrow Quay,

Event Location: 
10:00 What is a rapid systematic review
10:15 What is crowd sourcing
10:30 Why might you want to get involved
10:45 The crowd sourced rapid review experience
10:50 Break
11:00 Setting up communications
11:30 Setting up and using Rayyan
12:00 Systems for data extraction
12:30 Your crowd
12:45 Final Q&As



Dr Tracy Epton

Dr Tracy Epton is a lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. Her research is focused on behaviour change. She is an expert in systematic reviewing (e.g., meta analysis, rapid reviews, narrative reviews, review of reviews). She was appointed by the Health Psychology Exchange to develop the crowd sourced rapid review methodology to synthesise evidence around COVID-19. 

All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%. 

DHP Members


BPS Members £48.50
Non-Members £80.00

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