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GESI Webinars: February

3 February, 2019

Dear all,

Join us for our upcoming webinars for this month:

1. Where to Publish? Open Access Trend

by Ms. Layal Hneiny

Date: February 5, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Beirut Time // 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. GMT

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5782216597752603651

Summary: The proposed webinar focuses on the scientific method on selecting the proper journal for publishing an article. The webinar will be introducing two indicators which are the Impact Factor/ CiteScore and h-index. Also, other concepts for the selection of a journal are introduced like the publishers of a journal, indexing in PubMed/Medline, etc. The webinar will encourage on Open Access publishing.

2. Access to clinical trial data (part 1): An evolving practice

by Dr. Karmela Krleza-Jeric

Date & Time: Wednesday, 27th February 2019 14:00 UTC

Register on: https://training.cochrane.org/access-clinical-trial-data-part-1-evolving...

Summary: After studying these issues, we started exploring what is needed to make data more accessible and who has been influencing this process and how. In this webinar, Dr. Karmela Krleza-Jeric will present the story of data sharing including definitions, terminology, barriers and facilitators, and the access to clinical trial data, dynamics of its development, and who and how is influencing it. She will also introduce the idea of the IMPACT Observatory as means to assess and inform this process.



Tamara Lotfi, MD,MPH


Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) Secretariat

Research Associate

Department of Internal Medicine | Faculty of Medicine

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics | Faculty of Health Sciences

American University of Beirut

009611350000 ext. 8302

@tamaralotfi88 | Skype: tamara_loutfi

CITATION: Tamara Lotfi is Secretariat Coordinator of the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) at the American University of Beirut.

She is a member of the HIFA working group on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice



tl00 AT aub.edu.lb