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Find co-authors

>>> Do you want to join an existing author team? Scroll down to the next heading.

 

You have an idea for a review and you need authors to join your team ...

 

Post a task asking for volunteers

 

  • Give as much detail as possible about your review, including the title, priority and any deadlines and funding.

  • What skills do you need? The Cochrane Handbook suggests an author team should include people with expertise in these areas:

    • Clinical topics related to the review;
    • Systematic review methodology;
    • Statistics and data analysis;
    • Search methods and medical databases (qualified Information Specialist or Medical Librarian);
    • Relevant stakeholders
  • Describe your ideal co-author(s) and list the Skills and Methodological Skills you need: 

    • Skills include: Consumer input, Data Analysis, Project Management, Writing (drafting and editing) 
    • Methodological skills include: Equity, GRADEing, Statistics 
  • Select Authorship under Rewards on the task posting form. This will ensure your task appears in the list of open author opportunities.

  • Wait for responses and pick your dream team! Remember to close your task when you have found the volunteers you need.

 

Browse People to search for people with specific skills

 

  • Select Skills and Methodological Skills to filter the network of people on Cochrane Engage. 

    • Skills include: Consumer input, Data Analysis, Project Management, Writing (drafting and editing) 
    • Methodological skills include: Equity, GRADEing, Statistics 
  • Send people a message directly from their profile page to invite them to join your team. 

 

I want to join an existing author team 

 

Apply to an open task

Select the Join an author team button on the Cochrane Engage homepage to view a list of open author opportunities. Apply for any relevant tasks.  

 

Help people find you

Update your Cochrane Account profile to showcase your skills and interests.  

  • Add your LinkedIn and ResearchGate URLs to show your research and professional background.  

  • If you have completed Cochrane Training modules, or been involved in a systematic review before, add this information to your Special interests.  

  • A detailed profile showing your skills and experience will encourage people to contact you when they search for potential authors. 

 

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