220.127.116.11 Identifying funding opportunities
By the nature of the activities described above, Fields occasionally find themselves in a position not only to help Cochrane Review Groups identify trials and recruit new authors but also indirectly to provide them with more material support. This may range from supplying letters of support for funding applications, through the establishment of bursaries to sustain authors, to the intentional pursuit of promising opportunities for securing funding. Field Co-ordinators should encourage Co-ordinating Editors of Cochrane Review Groups to keep them apprised of opportunities where Field support would be helpful.
Because they are global entities operating on a wider stage than Cochrane Centres and because, unlike Cochrane Review Groups, they do not have the burden of preparing or maintaining reviews, Fields enjoy a greater capability to investigate funding opportunities not usually available, directly or indirectly, to other Cochrane entities. Field members have a responsibility to be on the lookout for opportunities for funding Cochrane reviews and to communicate these to the appropriate Cochrane Review Groups.