Joint CEE/JKI Training Workshop

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Joint CEE/JKI Training Workshop

CADIMA and its supportive function during evidence synthesis

18th-20th of April 2016, Berlin, Germany


Note: Registration is closed.

Evidence synthesis approaches, such as systematic reviews, represent powerful tools to identify, collect, summarise and appraise primary research in an objective, transparent and repeatable manner.

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Königin-Luise-Straße 19, 14195 Berlin

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Königin-Luise-Straße 19, 14195 Berlin

This two-day workshop introduces the basis of systematic reviews and free supportive internet tools for international review teams provided by the web portal CADIMA (Central Access Database for Impact Assessment of Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies, starting from question formulation, searching, screening, critical appraisal, data extraction and synthesis, through to the various possible outputs (reports, policy briefs, etc.).

The workshop offers practical guidance for potential review authors especially in the fields of environment, agriculture and impact assessment.

Detailed agenda

Acknowledgement: The development of CADIMA was funded as part of the EU-FP7 programme project GRACE, Grant Agreement KBBE-2011-6-311957.

Workshop format:   

Presentations and talks by experienced systematic review experts and software developers, practical exercises and discussion sessions.

Location and date:

The workshop will take place at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) in Berlin, Germany, on 18th (noon) – 20th (early afternoon) of April 2016.

How to travel to the JKI in Berlin

Deadline for registration:

15th of March 2016

Registration fee:

100 € (including a BBQ on the 19th of April)

Maximum / minimum
participant number:

24 / 12
The workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants to proceed. In the unlikely event that a minimum of 12 paid participants has not been reached by the 15th of March 2016, the workshop will regrettably be cancelled with full refunds.

Methods of payment:

Payment of conference fees in Euros (€) must accompany all registration forms. No registration will be confirmed until payment is received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or Paypal.

Paypal: This is our preferable way of payment as costs are lower.

Bank transfer: If you decide to pay by bank transfer, please select the checkbox "payment by bank transfer" in the registration form. A copy of the bank receipt should be sent by e-mail to after you have completed the registration.

Please note that bank transmission fees have to be paid by the transmitter.

Cancellation of registration:

Cancellations have to be made in writing only. In the case of cancellation before the 15th of March, 2016, 100% of the registration fee shall be refunded; thereafter no refund can be made.

Note: Registration is closed

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GRACE Database

Improving the availability of scientific information on GM plants


The database CADIMA (Central Access Database for Impact Assessment of Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies) contains quality assessed studies and conclusions on the health effects, socio-economic consequences and environmental impacts of GM plants as well as raw data of animal feeding studies and alternative in vitro approaches.

It is currently under development and covers the EU projects GRACE, G-TwYST and PreSto GMO ERA-Net.


CADIMA database

Help / Contact

In case of questions concerning the workshop please contact:

Christian Kohl

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany
Phone: +49 3946 47 556

If you need help concerning the registration, please contact:

Klaus Minol

Genius GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 6151- 6 27 23 56