In order to favour the exchange of skills and knowledge and to widely disseminate the project objectives and results to a wide public, we are promoting the interaction of MiRoR students with other networks:
|Students 4 Best Evidence
S4BE is a website comprising blogs written by students of all ages (from school-age to PhD level) from all over the world, including the UK, the Americas, Mexico, The Netherlands, India, Australia and many more. It’s by – and for – students, with bloggers studying a range of different subjects. This includes, but is not limited to, medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and so on.
Not all registered bloggers study a healthcare-related subject though, with one studying chemistry for instance, and another studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. This reflects the fact that the ability to understand evidence cuts across numerous disciplines; both healthcare and non-healthcare related.
To date, over 500 blogs have been published, over 400 students have registered to blog, and an additional 200+ individuals have signed up to receive the S4BE newsletter. S4BE also has over 6000 followers across Facebook and Twitter.
Publons is a company founded in 2012 with the aim of addressing the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.The Publons Academy is a practical peer review training course for early career researchers developed together with expert academics and editors to teach you the core competencies and skills needed of a peer reviewer. MiRoR students helped to test and refine v1.0 of the Publons Academy by participating as beta testers.
|Cochrane Consumer Network
The Consumer Network is a large and growing community of over 1,400 people in 79 countries. It is made up of health-care consumers (patients, or people with personal experience of a healthcare condition; carers and family members; and sometimes people who represent patients and carers) who are united by their interest in evidence based medicine. Where consumers contribute to Cochrane evidence, it is their experiences and insights that make their involvement in Cochrane reviews so valuable.
As well as finding out about health research, consumers have a vitally important role to play in making sure that the evidence that Cochrane produces asks important questions and is produced, presented and made available in a way that makes it useful when making difficult decisions about health care.
Consumers can also have an active role to play in raising awareness about evidence based healthcare, sharing evidence about reviews, recruiting new consumers, and can contribute in many valuable ways.