New Campbell Group started- Information Retrieval Methods (IRM)

The Campbell Collaboration is pleased to announce the establishment of the Information Retrieval Methods (IRM) Group. This group brings together a diverse team of information specialists and librarians from across the globe, with experience in systematic reviews and other forms of research synthesis in a broad range of disciplinary domains. 

In addition to supporting the work of Campbell Collaboration review authors, the IRM Group will work to develop methodology and documentation to ensure the high quality and reproducibility of searches for Campbell Collaboration reviews. We will explore innovative methods to search for and identify studies for reviews across the social science disciplines. We will also be developing training material with an eye toward building capacity for social science evidence synthesis worldwide. 

The group will be meeting virtually on a quarterly basis and will convene annually at the Campbell Collaboration Colloquia. We welcome additional volunteers to help us build a diverse, global team to advance the Campbell Collaboration’s support of high quality evidence synthesis in the social sciences. Please contact infospec@campbellcollaboration.org for more information or to express your interest in joining the group.

Current list of members: 

  1. Alison Bethel, University of Exeter, UK
  2. Alison Kinengyere, Makerere University-College of Health Sciences, Uganda
  3. Amy Riegelman, University of Minnesota, USA
  4. Anne Wade, Concordia University, Canada
  5. Brynhildur Axelsdottir, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
  6. Ciara Keenan, Campbell UK & Ireland, co-convener
  7. Claire Stansfield, EPPI-Centre, UK
  8. Daies Idiculla, Gulf Medical University, UAE
  9. David Pickup, Concordia University, Canada
  10. Donna Beck, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  11. Jinhui Tian, Lanzhou University, China.
  12. Johan Mohamad Mir, Dr. Zakir Husain Library, India
  13. John Eyers, 3iE, UK
  14. Karianne Hammerstrom, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
  15. Kate Ghezzi-Kopel, Cornell University, USA
  16. Morwenna Rogers, University of Exeter, UK
  17. Nasra Gathoni, Aga Khan University, Kenya
  18. Quenby Mahood, Institute for Work and Health, Canada
  19. Ryan Splenda, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  20. Sarah Young, Carnegie Mellon University, co-convener
  21. Sølvi Biedilæ, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway
  22. Tandi Lwoga, College of Business Education, Tanzania
  23. Vasumathi Sriganesh, QMed Knowledge Foundation, India
  24. Vivian Welch, Campbell Collaboration, Canada
  25. Neal Haddaway, SEI Stockholm, Sweden
  26. Erin Eldermire, Cornell University, USA
  27. Johan Mohammad Mir, Jamia Milia Islamia, India
  28. Daniel Comandé, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Argentina
  29. Bjørn Viinholt - The Danish Center for Social Science Research, Denmark
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