Help shape Cochrane’s advocacy work – join the new advisory group

Are you enthusiastic about supporting policymakers to make evidence-based decisions? Do you have experience of advocating for transparency and integrity in scientific conduct?

Cochrane is setting up an Advocacy Advisory Group to guide organisational advocacy activities and is calling for members.

Building on Cochrane’s advocacy efforts

In line with Goal 3 of Cochrane’s Strategy 2020 – Advocating for evidence – Cochrane wants to strengthen its advocacy activities, and connect and learn from experience within the community.

Advocacy activities might include:

  • Following and responding to international policy debates
  • Ensuring interaction with global funding fora
  • Issuing global statements on behalf of Cochrane
  • Building capacity among policymakers to use Cochrane evidence
  • Facilitating and supporting the advocacy work of the Cochrane community

Join the Advocacy Advisory Group

The Advocacy Advisory Group will advise on the strategic direction of Cochrane’s advocacy work.

Membership should be as diverse as possible, representing a variety of geographical locations, coming from different thematic areas within Cochrane, and with experience of advocacy at a range of levels.

In the interests of keeping the Advocacy Advisory Group to a manageable size, it will have a maximum of 10 members. Selections will be made using criteria to ensure maximum diversity.

The Advocacy Advisory Group will meet 3-4 times per year by teleconference – though this may be more frequent initially. Face to face meetings may be organized occasionally should the opportunity arise.

How to apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this new group, please email Emma Thompson - Cochrane Advocacy and Partnership Officer, with a short paragraph about yourself and your interest/experience in advocacy.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 March.