A couple of interesting webinars are coming up in the next few weeks, presenting two different software toolkits which support the production of systematic reviews.
Webinar #1 // DRAGON
In this webinar, ICF International experts discuss DRAGON, a suite of tools developed by ICF to streamline the process of the systematic review of data for hazard and risk assessments. A demonstration of DRAGON modules will be given, including those that support:
- Literature categorization based on user-defined key words
- Data extraction from animal toxicology studies, human epidemiology studies, and in vitro studies
- Study quality review
- Overall assessment management, including automatic report generation
Systematic literature review of toxicology, epidemiology, and exposure data for hazard and risk assessment purposes can require assessment of thousands of references. To inform decisions, data must be collected and evaluated, and all decisions must be transparently documented. DRAGON is used to facilitate collaboration among multiple scientists, allow scientists to transparently record their decisions and rationale, and reduce time spent on document production.
Webinar #2 // HAWC
- Dates are 24 and 30 January. To register, email Ivan Rusyn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HAWC (Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative) is one of the software tools the US Office of Health Assessment and Translation is using to help manage systematic review and data display. It is a modular web-based interface to facilitate development of human health assessments of chemicals being developed by Ivan Rusyn and Andy Shapiro (UNC): https://hawcproject.org/
A recent Poster on HAWC can be accessed from: https://hawcproject.org/
Ivan Rusyn will be offering a web-based demo of HAWC on January 24, 2014 (9-10.30 AM EST) and January 30, 2014 (1-2:30 PM EST).