Infectious Disease

Reviewers with experience in screening and data extraction for Cochrane Canada and partners' Living Map of COVID-19 Recommendations and Gateway to Contextualization

Skills / interests: Data extraction, Screening and selecting studies

Join us to make a difference in COVID-19!

At Cochrane Canada, we are developing a platform that collects and organizes the best available guidelines and recommendations for COVID-19 to inform decision making, then allowing users to include local considerations as they look to implement the guidance. Help us and our partners increase the impact of this work by making recommendations available!Do you have experience with screening and/or extraction? We would love for you to join us! 

We are developing a database of reviewers for this project, and contributors would be asked to help as guidelines become available. Reviewers would read guideline papers provided by the team, screen for eligibility, and/or extract information in a customized GRADEpro module for posting to the eCOVID RecMap platform ( The reviewers would be asked to complete the tasks within a week, and the number of guidelines to accomplish within a given week can be negotiated. 

We are happy to give contributor points towards Cochrane membership.

Get in touch if you are interested. Happy to answer any questions you may have!


Ideal applicant

Responsive to email messages, comfortable using software programs such Word and Excel, prior experience with screening and/or data extraction for systematic reviews or guidelines would be the minimum essential. These individuals may also join a team Discord or other electronic communication portal, and instructions can be given for this. Individuals can be in a remote location. Although we are continuing this work well into 2022, individuals can indicate for how long they wish to be a part of the project.

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Questions & comments

Are you still recruiting for this task? If yes, I am interested in learning more. Many thanks!

Default profile Yamini Purohit - 4 months ago

Hello Dilhara, I am interested in contributing to this task, as well as the other one that you posted for COVID-19 and Cochrane Canada. I'm an infectious disease epidemiologist looking to focus on evidence synthesis. Thank you!

Default profile Rita Shiau - 3 months ago