AUGUST Seminars Fall 2021



The AUGUST Group is delighted to announce the AUGUST seminar series, which will commence with four seminars online in the fall of 2021. In alignment with the scope of AUGUST, the topics of the seminars are within the field of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of preclinical studies. We aim to stimulate discussion, foster and promote collaboration and support in the field.  

Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses are crucial in evidence-based medicine and critical for the advancement of science. The methodologies are well-known in the clinical setting. However, the use in preclinical animal science is infrequent. Indeed, a vivid debate on whether the infrequent number of Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses may be part of the reason why translation to the clinical setting is failing is ongoing in the scientific community.  

The AUGUST Group believe that Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses on preclinical literature have several advantages, as:  

  • they provide information to improve science  
  • they improve implementation of the 3Rs principles 
  • they increase the transparency on the translational value of animal studies. 

We hope to see you at our seminars.

The format will be hybrid.   



TNU Coffee room, Universitetsbyen 13, 8000 Aarhus C and Zoom


06.09: 15-16

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, SYRCLE, RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The benefits of preclinical systematic reviews

04.10: 15-16

Albert Dahan, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands 

Backtranslation: a systematic review of animal studies on ketamine in neuropathic pain 

01.11: 15-16

Birgitte Kousholt, AUGUST, Dept of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Reporting quality and the 3Rs in preclinical animal experimental research in 2009 and 2018: A nationwide systematic investigation 

29.11: 15-16

Cilene de Oliveira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil 

Sysphar: systematic review and meta-analysis for pharmacologists 



Recodrings are available here