I'd like to say a public thank you to Jane Falconer, a librarian based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, for offering to help us with updating the Ebola Collection of evidence (http://www.evidenceaid.org/ebola/). In the two days she's been on board, she's written a search strategy, run the search, and has started on the inclusion/exclusion tagging! We'll also be working with Oliver Johnson of King's College to ensure the collection has an updated and contextually relevant introduction. More volunteers would be welcome to help write short summaries (we have a protocol) of the systematic reviews. I'd also like to ask if you have ideas of which organisations might be able to provide funding for such a project (either now or in the future!).
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HIFA profile: Claire Allen is Operations Manager at Evidence Aid, UK. Professional interests: Evidence Aid (www.evidenceaid.org) provides evidence for people in disaster preparedness and response to make better decisions. Areas of interest = humanitarian crises, natural disasters and major healthcare emergencies (disaster = when a country is unable to cope with the disaster/crisis or emergency). She is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Access to Health Research and the HIFA Working Group on Library and Information Services.
callen AT evidenceaid.org