The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) has advertised the Cochrane Fellowship scheme.
The Cochrane Collaboration is a not-for-profit independent organisation dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare interventions readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions in over fifty topic areas and makes them available as the Cochrane Library. In addition to providing and promoting free national access to the Cochrane Library, the HSC R&D Division has developed a Fellowship scheme to allow health and social care professionals, researchers and policy makers protected time to develop their capacity in conducting systematic reviews.
The aims of the Cochrane Fellowship scheme are to build capacity in conducting systematic reviews in a health and social care field in Northern Ireland, to free up protected time for applicants to conduct and maintain a systematic review and to generate a body of systematic reviews led by Northern Irish reviewers, for inclusion in the worldwide Cochrane Library.
Applicants must be employed in Northern Ireland, either within Health & Social Care (HSC), or voluntary/not-for-profit organisations providing health and social care or within an academic institution.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 12th August 2011 at 4.00pm. Further details are available on the PHA website at http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/directorate-public-health/hsc-research-and-development/current-opportunities.