IRG Materials & Events

IRG Webinar

Join the Information Retrieval Interest Group for their webinar ”Evidence-Based Searching for Health Technology Assessment: Keeping up to Date With SuRe Info” live on YouTube Wednesday, February 23, 7:00a.m. MST (2:00 pm. UTC.)

IRG Workshops

HTAi – Information Retrieval – Preliminary programme for the Pre-Conference Workshop in Rome, Italy, Sunday June 18 2017:

Information Retrieval Workshop Announcement 2017, HTAi Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy

Text Analysis Tools and Rapid Reviews: Practical Guidance for Advanced Information Retrieval

Organizer: HTAi Interest Group on Information Retrieval (IRG)

Workshop description

The Information Retrieval Group (IRG) advanced skills workshop provides an opportunity for information specialists and others interested in information retrieval, to come together to network and discuss important issues in HTA information management and systematic review work. Text analysis tools and rapid reviews are becoming of increasing importance methodologically and practically to arrive at robust answers to support decision-making.

Text analysis tools, speakers:

Julie Glanville, Associate Director, YHEC (York Health Economics Consortium), University of York,  UK

Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates Ltd, Oxford, UK and

Co-Convenor, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group

Rapid reviews, speakers:

Sarah McGill, Lead Research Information Specialist, CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health), Canada

Fiona Campbell, Research Fellow, ScHARR (School of Health and Related Research), University of Sheffield, UK

Andrew Booth, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice and Director of Information, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK

The IRG conducts educational workshops at HTAi Annual Meetings. Presentations and other files from previous events are available below: