WWCS Evidence Accelerator
13-14 June 2024

Call for submissions

Are you planning a systematic review project but find it difficult to get started? Get free training by experts in the field!

Stay on from the Summit and join the WWCS Evidence Accelerator from 13-14 June at the same venue. You will receive free, state-of-the-art training in evidence synthesis methodologies from leading international experts like Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Ruth Garside, Hugh Waddington, Jan Minx, and other trainers from the international evidence synthesis community. Trainings will cover a broad range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method systematic review as well as systematic mapping/evidence gap mapping methodologies.

We invite you to submit a project idea for a systematic review/map project on climate solutions. The training will guide you step-by-step through the process. Methodologically, we welcome qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method systematic review as well as systematic map/evidence gap map projects. The project summary should not be longer than 500-1500 words (counting together all three text fields).

You may leave out the methodological section if you are not yet familiar with systematic review methodologies. The training will equip you with all the methodological skills required.

The project outline will be developed into a draft of a systematic review/map protocol during the training in line with the rigorous standards of the international evidence synthesis community. After the training, you can jump right into the implementation, register your project to avoid duplication and make your contribution to a better understanding of what climate solutions work, under what conditions, and why. If needed, you can also get further methodological advice for your project from an international evidence synthesis expert as part of our tutoring scheme.

Submissions will be accepted only through this form.

Project submission

Part 1: Your personal information

We ask for this information so that we can have a wide variety of submissions from many different backgrounds. This information will not be shared with third parties, publicly on our website, or at any point during our live conference, and is for internal use only.
The institution you are affiliated with.

Part 2: Project outline for a systematic review/map on climate solutions

The summary should consider or address: What is the motivation for the article, and why does this subject warrant a review? Have there been recent reviews on the topic? If so, please list and reference them and describe what is novel about the proposed review. Is the evidence base suitable for research synthesis on this topic (i.e. sufficient literature to review)? What is the research question underpinning this review, and what are the specific objectives (or hypotheses) in the review?
The methods summary should consider or address: Where is the appropriate evidence and knowledge located (e.g. peer-reviewed, grey literature)? How will you select the articles or documents that will be included in your review? If possible, please list keywords you will use in your search, and a tentative table or list of inclusion and exclusion criteria. How will you analyse, assess, or synthesize your selected articles?
How many articles do you anticipate including in your review? What outcomes do you anticipate from the review?

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