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The Czech Republic Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence


The Czech Republic Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare – an affiliated centre of the JBI in Olomouc was approved by The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), School of Translational Health Science at the University of Adelaide in December 2013.


In 2016, the Czech Republic (Middle European) Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare strengthened its position in the international Joanna Briggs Collaboration and based on the successfully managed monitoring period, it has been promoted to the "centre of excellence" category.


What is our aim?

  • We focus on the creation of systematic reviews (SR) – using exclusively exact scientific methods for identification, selection and appraisal of results from primary research in a very particular area.
  • In cooperation with our foreign partners we contribute to the development of methodology to create a higher level systematic reviews – Mixed SR and Umbrella SR.

Systematic review

What is it?

  • It is a thorough systematic review (SR) with meta-analysis (in quantitative research) of meta-synthesis (in qualitative research).
  • In order to achieve the highest levels of evidence, available information from so-called “grey literature” are also included.


What are systematic reviews used for?

  • enhance - validity, reliability and exactness of research results is a particular area
  • eliminate errors – in terms of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
  • offers scientific evidence
  • in the context of Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC), they rank among the most valuable scientific evidence


How are systematic reviews created?

  • first we prepare the title, protocol and abstract of a future systematic review
  • we send it to the JBI Centre in Adelaide for review and approval of the systematic review
  • we prepare systematic review reviewed by the JBI Centre once again and approved
  • systematic review is published


Why do we use a protocol?

  • the structure conforms to JBI methodology for creating a systematic reviews with meta-analysis or meta-synthesis
  • enables the systematic review to be repeated in a given area
  • it is a part of the JBI software


Systematic Review Courses


Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program in Olomouc (Czech Republic)

This training program is designed to prepare researchers and clinicians to develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews of evidence using the Joanna Briggs Institute SUMARI software. (The Joanna Briggs Institute Systematic Review Training Program)

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Evidence-Based Healthcare Courses


Clinical Fellowship Program in Olomouc (Czech Republic)

Evidence-Based Clinical Fellowship Program (EBCFP) is a globally unique and comprehensive program focused on implementation of the best available scientific evidence into healthcare practice and its practical realization.


EBCFP is designed especially for clinicians and other professionals like managers, policy makers and quality managers in all areas in healthcare.

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