As a part of SPARC funded project titled ‘Indigenizing evidence synthesis and systematic reviews for international
development and global challenges' a ToT course for ten weeks was held from 6th October 2020 to 15th December 2020.
The international project team members (Professor Sandy Oliver, Dr Mukdarut Bangpan,
Dr Claire Stansfield and Dr Preethy D’Souza,) from EPPI-Centre, Social Research Institute,
UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University College London, The UK ; and Dr. Kelly Dickson,
Associate Professor and module leader of Systematic Review and Design Planning at Social
Research Institute, IOE, UCL conducted a Training of the Trainer (ToT) program on teaching
research synthesis methods and indigenizing knowledge for the Indian project team members,
faculty and researchers at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. Under this
training program, four members from Public Health Evidence South Asia, MAHE were trained
in evidence synthesis.