ONLINE How to Quickly Synthesise Research

Online Course: Wednesday, 19th AND Thursday, 20th October 2022 (over 2 x half days).


This course will introduce participants to the concept of research synthesis and explore simple ways to rapidly bring evidence together to inform decision making. During the day we will undertake a search for high quality evidence to answer a clinical question. We will then look at ways of identifying the findings/key themes from the research and present various methods/tools to quickly bring the results together to form a useful overview of the evidence quickly and effectively.

Who Will Benefit from the Course?

If you are new to research synthesis or need to expand your skill set to include rapid synthesis then this course will be ideal. It will offer an introduction to synthesis for those who do not need to undertake full scale systematic reviews, but would like to be able to bring research findings together simply and quickly to form a clear picture. Typical participants might be:

  • Academics & Researchers
  • Health and social care clinicians/practitioners
  • Post graduate students
  • Health Librarians and Information Specialists

Course Faculty

Angie Rees

Dates and times

This course is scheduled to take place over 2 half days:

  • Wednesday, 19th AND Thursday, 20th October 2022 (Times TBC).

You should be able to attend BOTH sessions.



The fee for this ONLINE delivered course is £149. 

NB:  If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student, please contact Karen Holden at to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at the reduced rate of £99 for this course.

Booking and Payment

This course is now live on our Online Store and open for bookings.


Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided).

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking.  Wherever possible please also send a copy of your company purchase order to

Immediate payment or purchase order details are required at the time of booking, please ensure you have these details to hand before making your booking.

We would like to reassure you that any bookings made for our ScHARR short courses will be ‘Covid-19 Secure’ meaning that we would ensure that any courses delivered face-to-face would only be done so if Government guidance permitted, and our venue(s) were able to adhere to all Covid-19 safety measures.

In addition if the course were unable to take place in the format advertised at the time of your booking, we would offer a no-quibble guarantee that we would:

  • automatically transfer your booking to a rescheduled date
  • automatically transfer your booking to the Online version of the course
  • process a full refund, if neither of the above are suitable for you

If you are still having difficulties, or require any further information, please contact the Short Course Unit at

If you are having difficulties making your Online Store booking, please contact the Online Store directly at, in the first instance.

Course delivery

This course will be taking place online using the University's Blackboard platform. 


Online Delivery

  • Reliable and stable internet connection
  • A PC (or Laptop if a PC is not available to you)
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset).
  • Mouse
  • Ability to access Google Sites and other Microsoft/Google Software.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 1 April 2022