[Wikimedia-l] Cochrane Wikipedian In Residence

Chris Keating chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 12:39:57 UTC 2013

This is a truly awesome initiative, and many thanks to those involved in
organising it!


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Jake Orlowitz <jorlowitz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> Just a reminder that Cochrane is taking signups for a Wikipedian in
> Residence: Wikipedia:COCHRANE/WIR
> Cochrane is a fantastic organization which publishes systematic reviews
> about medical treatments and efficacy.
> Wiki Project Med Foundation is helping to coordinate the search for great
> candidates. The Wikipedian in Residence would ideally be:
> # An active Wikipedia editor, a Wikipedian in good standing, for at least 1
> year and with 1,000 edits (more is preferable)
> # A science and/or healthcare enthusiast, preferably with a background as
> either a student or professional
> # An ambassador, capable of interacting between Wikipedia's community and
> Cochrane groups
> # A teacher, helping Cochrane contributors to properly and successfully
> navigate and use Wikipedia
> # A collaborator, comfortable working in and among a distributed network of
> professionals
> # A remote facilitator, adept with email, scheduling, online meetings, and
> conference calls
> # A passionate individual, both about Wikipedia’s mission and Cochrane's
> approach and goals
> The position is open to anyone who can meet these criteria but may be
> particularly suited to students or recent graduates looking to expand their
> skills and experience, or those who work part-time in another job.
> Candidates should have an excellent level of written and spoken English,
> although those that speak more than one language are particularly welcome
> to apply.
> ;Location
> Cochrane is structured as a network of groups located throughout the world
> to which people contribute in different ways, but primarily as authors of
> Cochrane Systematic Reviews. The WiR will work remotely from their chosen
> location and will interact with a number of groups and their contributors
> via email and online. Cochrane will provide a selection of online
> collaboration tools to facilitate communication.
> ;Reporting
> The WiR will report to, and be guided by, Cochrane’s Head of Communications
> & External Affairs, and a Senior Editor of The Cochrane Library. They will
> also interact regularly with other members of Cochrane’s senior management
> team and representatives of its publishing partner for ''The Cochrane
> Library''.
> ;Working hours
> The WiR will be expected to work flexibly at different times of their day
> to suit their schedule and to help support Cochrane groups throughout the
> world (some work in the evenings is likely to be required). The exact
> number of hours per week will be agreed with the successful candidate, but
> is likely to be in the region of 7-12 hours per week.
> ;Remuneration
> The WiR will receive a stipend of up to $6,500 USD/£4,000 for the initial
> six month term, which will be paid in two instalments at the beginning and
> middle of the term. In addition, the WiR will be funded to attend and
> present a session at the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India,
> 21st-25th September 2014.
> ;Applying to be WIR
> We want to learn more about you and see how we can best give you an
> opportunity to work with Cochrane. Signup! http://enwp.org/WP:Cochrane/WIR
> Cheers,
> Jake Orlowitz (Ocaasi)
> Wiki Project Med Foundation
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