Join TaskExchange if you’d like to help on a systematic review

Join TaskExchange if you’d like to help on a systematic review

Keen to get experience with systematic reviews, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’re already experienced, and want to help out?

TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review with people who have the time and skills to help. A variety of tasks are posted on the platform, from literature searching, article screening and translation and data extraction, to statistical analysis and consumer reviews. Whether you’re a complete beginner or very experienced, you’re bound to find a task that suits you!

Jan Witowski, fifth year medical student from Poland, was looking for more systematic review experience when he came across TaskExchange. He says,

“I had started to work on reviews, and I noticed TaskExchange on the Cochrane webpage. I saw an author team wanted help translating a Polish trial article, so I volunteered to do that, and was acknowledged in the publication which was a bonus for my CV. The authors have since offered me more translation work. TaskExchange has made it easy to get involved in systematic reviews and I’d recommend it to anyone wanting experience in evidence synthesis."

To get started with TaskExchange, sign up, browse the tasks, and respond to the tasks that catch your eye!

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Support for Project Transform was provided by Cochrane and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1114605). The contents of the published material are solely the responsibility of the Administering Institution, a Participating Institution or individual authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC.

Friday, May 26, 2017