An introduction to meta-analysis CANCELLED

3-5 September 2019 - CANCELLED


This course aims to promote and facilitate the thoughtful and critical use of meta-analysis for research synthesis in ecology by:

  1. Explaining the principles and advantages of meta-analysis for research synthesis
  2. Demonstrating the range of applications of meta-analysis in ecology
  3. Promoting understanding of the assumptions and limitations of meta-analysis
  4. Providing first hand experience in question formulation, data extraction, database design, use of software for meta-analysis and report preparation


Content and course assignment

Course will include combination of lectures and practicals using OpenMEE software.

Students would also need to work in groups to complete a meta-analysis of datasets provided to them and present the results of the analyses to the whole class at the end of the course.

General information

Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled.

Dates: 3-5 September 2019

Schedule: 8.55-17.00

Venue:  University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Sciences, Emile-Argand 11, UniMail, building A, room A218

ECTS: 1.5 (Research tools)

Evaluation: Full attendance, active participation and presentation of the results of group exercises on the last day of the course.

Information: Please contact  the doctoral program coordinator Dr Sara Santi

Registration fee: this course is free for Organismal Biology doctoral program participants

Meals expenses: no meal expenses reimboursement

Travel expenses: For participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (DP-biol ): see reimbursement conditions

Make sure that you sign the attendance list each and every day and take your certificate of attendance at the end of the course (no attestation will be sent by mail).


Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled.

  • This course is free and open to all PhD students, however priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" participants.
  • Post-docs are welcome as long as places are available.
  • Maximum number of participants: 15 people (minimum 10 people)


Cancellation: before the deadline: free of charge, after the deadline: CHF 50.-

Please note the cancellation policy.

Deadline: 26 July 2019