AUGUST Seminars Spring 2022



The AUGUST Group is delighted to announce the second series of the AUGUST seminars. 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 (March 28th and APRIL 25th 2022:  VIRTUAL ONLY).   



Room 16, Building 2C, Universitetsbyen 23, 8000 Aarhus C and ZOOM



28.02: 15-16

Asger Granfeldt, Department of Anesthesiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University, DK
Experimental cardiac arrest – Lessons learned from systematic reviews


28.03: 15-16 (VIRTUAL ONLY)

Cathalijn Leenars, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GERMANY

Optimising your review workflow: Software tools for literature screening and data extraction  


25.4: 15-16 (VIRTUAL ONLY)

Alexandra Bannach Brown, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, GERMANY

Reporting of risks of bias in animal research: an automated institutional monitoring dashboard 


30.5: 15-16

Gabriel Pires, Departamento de Psicobiologia - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, BRAZIL

The use of preclinical systematic reviews in sleep research