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Location: Room 105
Date: Tuesday, 18/June/2019
11:15am - 12:30pmWorkshop A-03
Room 105 
ID: 195 / Workshop A-03: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Technology Uptake
Keywords: PICO, Metadata, Linked Data, Annotation

PICO Search: Unlocking the Cochrane Data Vault

Deirdre Beecher, Chris Mavergames


Cochrane Review Groups have been creating PICO metadata by annotating the inclusion criteria reported in the methods sections of their systematic reviews. In the process of annotating Cochrane systematic reviews we are enriching our content and data by not only using controlled vocabularies (e.g. SNOMED, WHO ATC/DDD) but also adding our own terms that are more commonly used in reviews and study reports. From this work our own Cochrane Vocabulary is evolving to help develop a search tool to be used by different searchers.

This metadata is available via the PICOfinder search tool prototype. Cochrane is in the process of determining who the end user will be. The prototype for this tool helps us understand how we can search for our metadata and how it could complement the traditional search on the Cochrane Library.

This will be an interactive workshop where participants will be provided with sample searches to test the prototype and give feedback on the PICO search experience.

Learning outcomes : Understand if PICO search integrates or could substitute traditional searching for reports of RCTs; Determine if the tool presented is user friendly for all searchers (researchers, information specialists, patients)

Type of interactivity : Knowledge Cafe structure which will be in three parts:

  • Introduction: Ten/15 minutes presentation to give background on the project, why we are PICO annotating, progress to date and future development;
  • Exercise: participants (in small groups) will use the PICOfinder search tool. The URL to the tool, sample searches and feedback sheets will be provided - small group discussion to take place while using the tool
  • Finish with large group discussion on using the tool and feedback

Level : Intermediate/Advanced

Target audience : Participants with an interest in linked data and using metadata to make evidence based research more easily retrievable.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Deirdre Beecher is the Senior Metadata Specialist for the Cochrane Linked Data Project. Qualified information specialist who has worked with the Cochrane Injuries and Multiple Sclerosis Groups. Since 2016 she has worked on the PICO annotation of Cochrane systematic reviews in maternal and child health, and has been responsible for co-ordinating the PICO annotation of all other Cochrane systematic reviews.

Chris Mavergames is a senior technology leader with a background in knowledge management, information architecture, web development, and database management. He is the Head of Informatics and Knowledge Management/Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The Cochrane Collaboration, a large, global non-profit healthcare knowledge organization, where he leads Cochrane's technology and knowledge management infrastructure including software and tools for evidence synthesis in health care, websites, and other tools and data services.
Beecher-PICO Search-195_a.pdf
2:00pm - 3:15pmWorkshop B-05
Room 105 
ID: 182 / Workshop B-05: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: research data management, competence mapping

Competences needed for research data management in libraries - Do we need right skills or the right persons? (2 x 75 min)

Mari Elisa "MEK" Kuusniemi1, Siiri Fuchs1, Katri Larmo2, Tiina Heino2

1Helsinki University Library, Finland; 2Terkko Medical Campus Libarary, Helsinki University Libarary, Finland

When supporting RDM, different skills and subject specific competencies are needed. The depth and frequency in which each skill/special competency is necessary, depends on the expert role. E.g. the prime comptencies of an "educator & marketing expert" might be different than those of an "developer & coordinator". In this workshop we explore together the ideas of each participant: what are the skills needed in each role, and how frequently. Each participant reflects to her/his own skills and roles as well as the big picture.

Learning outcomes : By doing pre-tasks, group working, interactive and individual reflection, participants create "architypes of RDM professional roles", as well as combination of skill sets needed to fulfill those roles. Each participant reflects both in a personal and in an organizational level. The metacognitive knowledge created will help to meet expectations of an RDM expert in an ambitious but still realistic level, as well as map the needed continuing professional development. The participants will discover his/her current competency level as well as which skills are the most crucial in her/his role and which can be left in the responsibility of other expert colleagues. The workshop will also be useful for mapping the possible needs for recruiting new RDM experts.

Type of interactivity : Pre-task: See the table in p. 10, to get an overview of library RDM services: Reeves Flores et al. (2015), Libraries and the Research Data Management Landscape,

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Anyone working with research data management (RDM) related services or responsible in organizing those services.

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Mari Elisa "MEK" Kuusniemi, Research services, Helsinki University Library. MEK is a science information specialist and part of the research services team. Her main task is to develop the research data management services of the library.

Siiri Fuchs, Research services, Helsinki University Library. Siiri is a science information specialist working in Data Support with background in biological sciences.

Katri Larmo, Terkko Medical Campus Library, Helsinki University Library. Katri is an information specialist and part of the research services team.

Tiina Heino, Terkko Medical Campus Library, Helsinki University Library. Tiina is an information specialist, main task coordinating and having courses in information retrieval at the University of Helsinki, Medical Campus.
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop B-05 Cont'd: Competences needed for research data management in libraries
Room 105 
Date: Wednesday, 19/June/2019
9:00am - 10:15amWorkshop D-07
Room 105 
ID: 229 / Workshop D-07: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Evidence-Based Practice
Keywords: systematic review, search methods, search strategy, checklists

PRESSing your search strategies and AMSTARing your systematic reviews: have a go session (2 x 75 min)

Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

The workshop will be split into two:

1. Using the PRESS checklist to assess a published search strategy.

We will all start with the same published search strategy and feedback. The groups will PRESS a different second one and feedback.

The second part of this session will involve a discussion around how we, as information professionals, can use this experience to develop and publish our own search strategies.

2. Using the AMSTAR checklist to assess the methodological quality of a published systematic review.

We will all start with the same one and feedback. The groups will then assess a different second systematic review and feedback.

The second part of this session will be a discussion generally about writing and publishing systematic reviews and the role of the information professional within it

The workshop leaders will act as facilitators and encourage participants to share their experiences. They will also encourage participants to detail in a personalised action plan what they might do differently back at their workplace

Learning outcomes : By using the checklists to evaluate previously published work we hope the attendees will apply this learning in developing their own search strategies and writing search methods

Type of interactivity : This workshop will take an active learning approach. Participation during the session will be encouraged. We will include practical demonstrations and collective discussions on the tools. We will also provide space and time for small group work to encourage further discussion and discovery.

Level : Introductory

Target audience : Librarians and information professionals that have some experience of systematic review searching or who understand the basic principles

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Alison Bethel and Morwenna Rogers are information specialists with PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter with extensive experience of systematic review searching covering many subect areas including nutrition in care homes, robopets, pet therapy, dementia care in hospitals and interventions for ADHD in schools. In addition they have carried out independent methods research on database coverage of qualitative research, search filters, and the design of search summary tables to make the search process more efficient. Morwenna and Alison have several years experience in running workshops for librarians and information specialists on systematic review methods, and how to search effectively.
10:45am - 12:00pmWorkshop D-07 Cont'd: PRESSing your search strategies...
Room 105 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSIG 5: SIG meeting Evidence-based Information

This new group will be launched during the EAHIL 2019 workshop.

Room 105 
3:45pm - 5:00pmWorkshop F-03
Room 105 
ID: 225 / Workshop F-03: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Benchmarking + Advocacy
Keywords: library services, health governance

The Value of Librarians for Health Governance

Irina Ibragimova1, Helena Korjonen2

1HealthConnect International, Croatia; 2Korjonen Consulting, UK

Governance in the health sector refers to a wide range of steering and rule-making related functions carried out by governments and decision makers as they seek to achieve national health policy objectives. Health governance (HG) can be presented by its eight sub-functions: accountability, partnerships, formulating policy/ strategic direction, generating information/ intelligence, organizational adequacy/ system design, participation and consensus, regulation, transparency.

Each sub-function has a related set of tools that are used to enable them (e.g. accountability - performance measurement tools and activities; partnerships - cross-cutting information education systems; formulating policy/ strategic direction - policies, operational guidelines, training manuals, protocols; generating information/ intelligence - health technology assessments, health impact assessment).

All the sub-functions require many different competencies, with a great emphasis on evidence and information governance, which are traditional fields of librarians’ expertise. However, many stakeholders are unaware of how health and hospital libraries are contributing with specific activities and what the trends are in library support for health/clinical governance in Europe. How are library services incorporated in support of these sub-functions and tools? How can these activities be made more visible to decision-makers and how can we measure the impact?

Learning outcomes : Participants will learn the main tools that enable HG sub-functions and how to analyze their library services in relation to those tools (using the suggested model). They will work out a list of main types of library activities in support of each HG sub-function, and be able to define methods of measuring impact.

Type of interactivity : A group work, with participants divided into 4 groups, and each group working on two HG sub-functions: suggesting related types of library activities that support them, and providing real world examples from their practice. Then each group will present the results to all the participants, with other groups providing additional examples and activity types. After the final list of activity types is agreed, the participants will be offered a list of impact measures used in library research to decide which could be used to show the impact of those activities on HG to complete the model.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : Librarians from a variety of health organisations (hospitals, university medical and public health libraries, Health Minstry/National Agency, university teaching hospitals, research institutes)

Preparation for the session : Yes

Biography and Bibliography
Helena Korjonen, PhD, Korjonen Consulting
Helena has over 25 years’ experience as an information professional and researcher in pharmaceuticals, clinical research and public health in both industry and not-for-profit environments. She has experience in programme management, fundraising, developing new knowledge and information tools, researching information needs and behaviour, and undertaking complex literature reviews in public health. She has done research in the prevention of non-communicable diseases, sustainability and environmental matters and food science.
Irina Ibragimova, PhD, HealthConnect International
Irina has 40 years’ experience as a library and information professional, first in the Russian State Library, and then working on ICT for health projects internationally (in the countries of the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa). She has experience in developing training curriculum and providing on-site workshops and distance training courses on information search and retrieval, evidence-based practice in health care and social work, and library and information management. She has developed and delivered 34 distance training courses in English and in Russian.
Ibragimova-The Value of Librarians for Health Governance-225_a.pptx
Date: Thursday, 20/June/2019
9:00am - 10:15amWorkshop repetition 01: Repetition of workshop A-01 : Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Acting on Challenges, Bridging Disciplines, Sharing Solutions
Room 105 

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