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HRB Grants and Fellowships

Cochrane Training Courses 2013
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
1 March 2013
Closing Date:
28 March 2013

What is the aim of the courses?

The aim of the Cochrane Training Courses is to build awareness and capacity in conducting systematic review in the island of Ireland.  The HRB and the HSC Research & Development Division in Northern Ireland (HSC R&D Division), in association with the Training Team of the UK Cochrane Centre, offer two short courses on a number of dates in 2013.

What training courses are on offer?

Two short courses will be run on a number of dates in 2013.

'Introduction to Cochrane' - This half-day course will train individuals working in the health and social care area with little or no previous experience to access and use the Cochrane Library. The course will improve the participants' knowledge of evidence-based healthcare and will cover the principles and practice of Cochrane systematic reviews.

'Cochrane Systematic Review Course' - This intensive two-day course will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social care area who require a more detailed knowledge of systematic reviews and who may be thinking of conducting a systematic review themselves.

Where are these courses taking place?

The proposed dates and venues for the half day courses are as follows:

·         Belfast (7 May 2013)

·         Dublin (22 May 2013)

·         Galway (6 June 2013)

The proposed dates and venues for the 2-day courses are as follows:

·         Belfast (28 & 29 May 2013)

·         Cork (24 & 25 June 2013) (Revised Dates)

·         Galway (3 & 4 September 2013)

·         Dublin (8 & 9 October 2013)  

How can you apply for a place on these training courses?

Applications must be submitted on the appropriate HRB application form. Application forms and guidance notes are available at the links below.

Completed application forms should be sent by email to CochraneTraining(at)

Applicants will be informed about their success in attaining a place on these courses as soon as possible after the deadline.

When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline is 12.00 noon on Thursday 28 March 2013 and applications will not be accepted after this deadline 

Further information is available in the guidelines document below.

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