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YHEC training workshops on software to support systematic reviews

The York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), University of York, is running two new training courses (6-7 October) in the field of systematic reviewing and information retrieval. Learn about special-purpose software packages and tools currently available to support systematic reviews and share experiences of using software in practice. The first workshop will review both commercial and not-for-profit systematic review management packages including Covidence, DistillerSR and EPPI-Reviewer. The second will review a range of free and commercial tools to tackle single tasks within the systematic review process such as Rayyan, RobotReviewer and CitNetExplorer.

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Programme online: What Works Global Summit 2016

What a lineup! The programme for the What Works Global Summit, London, 26-28 September is now online. Read about the exciting debates and presentations on what works in housing, policing, education, social welfare, health, development and more. The summit aims to put evidence at the heart of policy and practice, and includes debates and discussions with a wide range of international practitioners, policy makers and consumers. It’s set to be the evidence event of the year.

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Job opportunities at the Impact Genome Project

Mission Measurement is a leader in measuring social outcomes and helping companies, governments, foundations and nonprofits improve their return on investments in social change. Mission Measurement is looking to fill 2 new posts: a Director of Research, and a Research Bibliographer. Both posts form part of the Impact Genome Project – a multi-year research initiative spanning 11 areas of social policy (including education, public health, human services, and more).

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New Campbell publications, events, awards and funding

Campbell’s June 2016 newsletter is out, with updates about 4 new Plain Language Summaries and 3 Campbell Policy Briefs summarising evidence from Campbell's systematic reviews. Also featured: the latest on Campbell awards and funding, the upcoming What Works Global Summit 2016, and Campbell's Annual Report 2015. In the first of our policy briefs, on the effects of parenting programs, Professor Jane Barlow notes that there is unequivocal evidence showing that parenting programs are effective in improving aspects of parents’ psychosocial functioning in the short-term.

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