Keeping up-to-date with the literature

31 January, 2020

Dear all,

I am seeking examples of ways different organisations have helped their research or technical staff stay up-to-date with the published evidence in their areas of work. I think people involved in research or using research in their work generally have their ways of keeping track of what's published, by getting alerts from different sources and keeping "reading folders" for instance. But it is easy to reach information overload or to get lost in the sheer amount of the evidence that's generated.

Some organisations have digests or bulletins where a curated selection of articles is shared periodically, sometimes with a short summary. Do you know of other approaches or other formats?

Thank you and all the best,


HIFA Profile: Anne Roca is a Senior Editor at The Lancet Global Health, London, UK. Before joining The Lancet in 2016, she worked for the Pan American Health Organization for almost 10 years, as a Technical Advisor on topics related to epidemiology, multilingual information dissemination, and knowledge management. She was also an independent consultant for several years, assisting researchers, NGOs and other institutions in sharing the product of research through writing, editing, and management of information. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Multilingualism.

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