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OHRI's Ottawa Methods Centre presents: An Introduction to Rapid Reviews (Training Workshop)

OHRI's Ottawa Methods Centre presents: An Introduction to Rapid Reviews

About this Event

Register now - space is limited!

A hands-on, two-day workshop on Rapid Reviews involving interactive lectures, small group exercises and case studies to introduce the rapid review approaches to help attendees understand the processes and practical issues involved in their conduct. Participants will be introduced the methodology behind rapid reviews including a brief look across the landscape and an overview of processes involved in their production. This workshop will also include practical exercises including for example, having participants formulate appropriate research questions; develop search terms; critique completed rapid reviews (e.g., for format, suitability, and their perceived utility for relevant stakeholders etc.) and opportunity to debate the strengths and limitations of this methodology. Throughout this training course, we will compare and contrast rapid review methods with the gold standard systematic review methods. Core reading to be provided in advance of the course.

Learning Objectives

1. To develop an understanding of the need for, and utility of rapid reviews as useful knowledge synthesis product;

2. To develop an appreciation of rapid reviews by detailing their underlying methodology;

3. To explore practical issues that have emerged from our experiences in conducting rapid reviews as part of our centre’s knowledge synthesis services and methods research.


Participants will be asked to complete a quiz intended to emphasize key take-home messages delivered over the course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance

Daily Schedule for both November 27th & November 28th:

  • The workshop runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

  • Dietary restrictions can be indicated on the registration form.

Please note there will be NO refunds issued once you register.


University of Ottawa - Alta Vista Campus, Peter Morand Building

850 Peter Morand Crescent

Room 124

Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z3


Academic (e.g. Investigator, Research Professional, Professor, etc.), Non-Profit, and Public Sector: $695

Students: $250

Industry: $1095

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Lisa McGovern at 613-737-8899 ext.73833 or methodscentre@toh.ca.