The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

My first 40 days as a Trials Search Coordinator (TSC) in the CSzG

By Farhad Shokraneh, TSC for the CSzG

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United Kingdom: stamp (Photo credit: Sem Paradeiro)

I used to be a Librarian or as we are now known as, an ‘information specialist’.  Even as young boy, age 12, I had a small library at home with coded books.  But about ten years later, I noticed my real interest when I got involved with the Iranian Center for Evidence-Based Medicine where I attended Prof. Paul Glasziou’s workshop.  It was like discovering a new continent in the science world for me.  I chose my field and I continued my ambitions to be a Cochrane Librarian, or as it is known in the Cochrane world, a Trial Search Coordinator (TSC).  Well, it did not happen over night, it took me three years to get the minimum requirements before deciding to apply for this job.  While applying, I was just worried about two things (including the results of course): Read the rest of this entry »

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Ferreting in CRS and RevMan…it’s technical

By Angelique Bodart, the Editorial Assistant for the CSzG

An interview with two 3rd year students on the Information Management and Healthcare course at the University of Applied Sciences in Ulm, Germany

When they were asked where they would like their 3rd year work placement to be they did not choose Hawaii or Brazil like their fellow students, they chose the UK.  What they got was a placement with us, the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group in Nottingham, an eager Coordinating Editor and lots of small projects ready for them to run with.  So far they have been presented with two projects, both originally considered reasonably small but as with all technological advancement these project grew, in difficulty and further development ideas.  This is an insight into the work they’ve been doing for us over the past three months and will continue to develop over the next two. Read the rest of this entry »

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