Welcome to the Course


Systematic mapping is the process of describing the nature of an evidence base using systematic review methodology, but without fully synthesising the findings of the identified studies. instead, systematic maps describe the relevamnt studies and what we research exists on a particular topic using interactive databases and other important visualisations. Systematic maps can be a useful first step in understanding where the gaps and clusters of research knowledge are, also enabling full systematic reviews to be onducted relatively quickly, since studies have arleady been identified and catalogued.

This course introduces systematic mapping as an evidence synthesis methodology. It is aimed at researchers and decision-makers with at least a basic understanding of evidence synthesis and systematic reviews, and acts as a complement to the broader Systematic Review and Mapping Methods Course, and focuses specifically on how systematic mapping differs from systematic review.


Once you have completed the course and passed the test (15/20 or 75% score), you can complete this form to request your certificate:




To begin, watch the following presentation.

You can find the lecture handouts here.


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