National Campbell UK and Ireland centre established in 2016
Hosted by the Centre for Evidence and Social lnnovation at Queen's University Belfast, the national centre provides a focal point and hub for supporting the production of Campbell Reviews and promoting their use in the UK and lreland.
A dedicated blog for the centre is very popular amongst researchers; see the Meta-Evidence blog here. Check out the website of the Campbell UK & Ireland centre for updates about training, jobs and how to get involved.
The National Campbell Centre is looking for partners in the fields of research, policy and practice across the regions of the UK and lreland. lf you would like to learn more and/or discuss potential opportunities for involvement and collaboration we would love to hear from you. Please contact:
Dr Sarah Miller (Director, National Centre)
telephone: (028) 9097 5944
National Chinese centre hosted by Lanzhou University's Evidence Based Medicine Center in Gansu, China
On 17 October 2018 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Professor Yaolong Chen, who directs the Chinese GRADE centre, and Professor Kehu Yang, Director of Lanzhou University’s Evidence Based Medicine Center in China. In Melbourne on 24 October, the same MoU was signed by Campbell's CEO Howard White and Editor in Chief Vivian Welch.
The objective of the MoU is to promote academic collaboration for research, education, and community service by strengthening cooperation between the two institutions and promoting the production, dissemination and implementation of research evidence.
In the MoU, both parties agreed to:
- Promote the translation of the Campbell plain language summaries.
- Hold joint academic seminars and training sessions related to health and social sciences and Campbell systematic reviews.
- Encourage the exchange of scholars/faculty and professional staff members for research, teaching, and professional training.
- Conduct Campbell systematic reviews of interest to both parties. For example, the methodological systematic review of methodological and reporting characteristics of Campbell reviews.
A Nordic Campbell centre
Supported by the Danish government and the Nordic Council of Ministers, SFI Campbell was added to the collaboration in 2001, to work with Campbell on producing systematic reviews. SFI is now a part of VIVE, The Danish Center for Social Science Research, and the Campbell work is now a part of the Impact Evaluation department at VIVE. Click here to read more about this collaboration in Danish.