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The Czech Republic Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care


The Czech Republic Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care – 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.


What is our aim?

  • We focus on the creation of systematic review (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 SR – Mixed SR and Umbrella SR.


What is it?

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


What are SR’s 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 SR’s created?

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


Why do we use a protocol?

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