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Cochrane Japan International Mobility Programme

Skills: Data Extraction, Inclusion/Exclusion, Protocol Development, Risk of Bias Assessment, Screening, Searching, Statistical Analysis
Focus of placement: Methodology of systematic reviews, Risk of Bias, GRADE, statistics Required skills for applicants: Background in medical or health sciences Skills: Question Formulation, Searching, Inclusion/Exclusion, Data Extraction, Risk of Bias Assessment We participate in the Cochrane International Mobility Programme and are happy to host one person for 4-8 weeks at Cochrane Japan. The focus of exchange would be on participating in the production of systematic reviews of interventions on diverse topics (e.g., mental health, internal medicine, and surgery). During the stay people could also participate in ongoing trainings (e.g., workshops, methods webinars, and in-person discussion) Financial support: We cannot provide any funding, but a desk and laptop for the stay. Practical support: We are happy to help finding an accommodation for the stay, however we cannot reimburse the costs. Training support: We would integrate the person into ongoing projects giving the possibility to get hands on experience with different steps of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We would also provide in-person training and advice on conducting a systematic review on an applicant’s own review question. Deadline for application: 31 December 2020 Duration: minimum of 4 weeks, maximum of 8 weeks We would provide training either at Kyoto University or at St. Luke International University. For more information about Cochrane Japan visit our website: https://japan.cochrane.org/ja/ Ideal Applicant The ideal applicant has high interest in evidence-based medicine and a medical or health science background (at least a bachelor’s degree) Good English are necessary. Maximum 1 in the same period. Preferably not during the spring months (February, March, and April) because a fiscal year starts from April in Japan. Apply for task To respond to this task, your profile needs to be active.

Ideal Applicant

The ideal applicant has high interest in evidence-based medicine and a medical or health science background (at least a bachelor’s degree)
Good English are necessary. Maximum 1 in the same period. Preferably not during the spring months (February, March, and April) because a fiscal year starts from April in Japan.

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Hello! I was just wondering if you are open to having someone work virtually on this? I would be very eager to apply for this opportunity but am unlikely to be able to get funding for travel. I would, however, be able to work virtually and am accustomed to doing so as I’ve done most of my research work from home for years, including for international projects. Thank you in advance for your response.

Hn3speoxkabznztcna3q Aoife O'Mahony - 5 months ago

Aoife, due to the recent turmoil of COVID-19, I do not think Cochrane Japan can accept actual visiting of a candidate. However, we may be able to provide support virtually as you suggested. Do you possibly have your own PICO for a potentially relevant Cochrane review?

Default profile Norio Watanabe (Task Poster) - 5 months ago