Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) systematic reviews network and consultancy
The CCCU Systematic Reviews Network and Consultancy was a project co-ordinated by Esther Coren, with cross-faculty university support.
The term 'systematic review' encompasses various forms of research synthesis, increasingly required in bids for policy and practice commissioned research.
The network aims to join up expertise from across the university to:
develop capacity internally
offer training externally
support income generation.
The network has also hosted public lectures and a series of expert seminars led by international experts in research synthesis, which have all been well attended. A number of external bids for funding have been made - with one being successful. More projects are planned, both within and across the internal networks and by building on partnerships with external stakeholders.