Cochrane Training Courses & Fellowships 2014

Cochrane Training Courses 2014

WHAT is the aim of the training?

The aim of the Cochrane Training Courses is to build awareness and capacity in conducting systematic review in the island of Ireland.  The HRB and the HSC Research & Development Division in Northern Ireland in association with the Training Team of the UK Cochrane Centre, offer two short courses on a number of dates in 2014.

WHAT training courses are on offer?

‘Introduction to Cochrane’ – This half-day course will train people with little or no previous experience to access and use the Cochrane Library. The course will improve the participants’ knowledge of evidence-based healthcare and will cover the principles and practice of Cochrane systematic reviews.

‘Cochrane Systematic Review Course’ – This intensive two-day course will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals who require a more detailed knowledge of systematic reviews and who may be thinking of conducting a systematic review themselves.

WHAT is the application process and DEADLINE?

Applications for these courses must be must be submitted by email on the appropriate application form. Application forms are available on the HRB website. The deadline is 13.00 on Tuesday 1st April 2014 and applications will not be accepted after this deadline. Full details and guidance notes are available on the HRB website at . The guidance notes will help you to select the appropriate course and will outline the dates and venues.

WHO can you contact for more information about the training?

Annalisa Montesanti            t +353 1 2345208    e


Cochrane Fellowships 2014
The HRB and HSC R&D Division are now inviting applications for Cochrane Fellowships in 2014.

WHAT is the aim of the Fellowship?
The aim of the Cochrane Fellowships scheme is to build capacity on the island of Ireland in conducting systematic reviews for inclusion in the Cochrane Library. The scheme forms part of a commitment to increase the ability of researchers to conduct high quality R&D for health and social care, and for managers and professionals to be aware of, and act upon, the results.
WHAT does the Fellowship include?

The Fellowship provides the Fellow with protected time of up to two days per week for up to two years to conduct a review. The award covers systematic review training costs, salary-related costs and research expenses.

WHO should apply?

Applications are invited from individuals resident In the Island of Ireland working in the health and social care area. As this is a training fellowship, applications from those with no prior experience and/or structured training in conducting systematic reviews are encouraged to apply.

WHAT is the application process and DEADLINE?

All applications must be made online using the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS). The deadline for submission of complete applications to the HRB is Tuesday, 27 May 2014 at 13.00.
Full details and guidance notes are available on the HRB website at  Applicants resident in Northern Ireland should apply via the HSC R&D Office in Belfast.

WHO can you contact for more information about the fellowships?

Sara Lord                t +353 1 2345205    e

Sara Lord
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Population Health and Health Services Research
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