Open Medicine

Submitted by Dean Giustini on May 2, 2011 - 13:44

International Development Coordinating Group (IDCG) - Campbell Collaboration

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 27, 2011 - 19:46

Campbell has established a new group: the International Development Coordinating Group (IDCG)


"...The International Development Coordinating Group prepares, updates and disseminates systematic reviews of high policy-relevance focusing on social and economic development interventions in low and middle income countries. The Group provides editorial services and technical support to authors of Campbell reviews...."

Safe-injection facilities (SIFs) in North America: InSite

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 18, 2011 - 00:15
insite...Safe-injection facilities (SIFs) in North America
Marshall and colleagues report a reduction in overdose mortality rates associated with North America’s first medically supervised safe-injection facility
The Lancet (online April 18)

2011 CADTH Symposium in Vancouver – Presentations

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 14, 2011 - 14:57

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments to provide credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness of drugs and other health technologies to Canadian health care decision makers. Here is an overview of CADTH's recent Vancouver symposium.

GreyLit Can -- Some recent grey literature in health

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 13, 2011 - 10:20

 "Auditor-General Sheila Fraser recently subjected the Yukon's Department of Health and Social Services to a review. Her report...

Grand Challenges in Global Health - "Rising Stars"

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 4, 2011 - 14:39

Grand Challenges Canada is "looking for innovative ideas to address complex real-world challenges that involve a scientific or technological solution (new or existing) alone or in combination with social and/or business innovations."

Scholarly communication, access and peer review in the digital age

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 3, 2011 - 23:11

Here are a few rather important items that have come over my Twitter and Blogline feeds in the last week:

1. Scholarly communication in the digital age - listen to Charles Eckman's SFU lecture from March 2011. See video and slides ...

Canadian consumers in the social sphere

Submitted by Dean Giustini on March 18, 2011 - 02:21

Introduction to the digital

David Bradfield introduces the Digital Influence Index and explains what it means for Canadian marketers.