Infectious Disease

eCOVID-19 RecMap: Reviewers with experience in searching & screening for Cochrane Canada and partners' Living Map of COVID-19 Recommendations and Gateway to Contextualization

Skills / interests: Risk of Bias assessment, Data extraction, Dissemination / Knowledge Translation, Screening and selecting studies

In response to the rapid and intensive development of COVID-19 guidelines, a team of faculty and staff at the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact (HEI) at McMaster University, the McMaster GRADE Center, and Cochrane Canada collaborated with more than ten institutions around the world to develop, maintain, and enhance a storehouse of COVID-19 recommendations. The result is an interactive, easy-to-navigate, living, and freely accessible online repository of quality-appraised COVID-19 recommendations. This COVID-19 Living Map of Recommendations and Gateway to Contextualization (herein referred to as the RecMap: collates and presents emerging guidelines on COVID-19 for clinical, public health, and health policy.  To date, the eCOVID19 RecMap includes over 5,300 recommendations. To find out more about the RecMap, watch a 5-minute video at   


Multiple opportunities exist for research internships with the eCOVID19 RecMap project team:

1.     Search & Screening

2.     Search & Screening + Data Management 

3.     Search & Screening + Data Visualization and Reporting


Each intern will focus on one phase in the RecMap development process, giving them an experiential learning opportunity that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom (e.g., health research methods) with practical application and skills development in a real-life setting.


We are happy to give contributor points towards Cochrane membership.

Get in touch if you are interested. Happy to answer any questions you may have!


Ideal applicant

(1) Responsive to email messages and electronic communications; (2) Comfortable using software programs such Word and Excel; (3) Prior experience with systematic reviews or guidelines. Individuals can be in a remote location. Although we are continuing this work into 2023, individuals can indicate for how long they wish to be a part of the project.

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Hello! I am interested in joining this project (E-mail: Thank you very much.

Default profile Débora Aguiar - 10 months ago

Hello! I am interested in joining this project (E-mail: Thank you very much.

Default profile Débora Aguiar - 10 months ago

Thank you for your reply! I have been connected to the project via Karla. Look forward to helping out!

Default profile Rita Shiau - 10 months ago

We are still recruiting! Feel free to reach out.

Default profile Michael G. DeGroote Cochrane Canada Centre (Task Poster) - 10 months ago

Hello Dilhara, I am interested in contributing to this task, as well as the other one that you posted for COVID-19 and Cochrane Canada. I'm an infectious disease epidemiologist looking to focus on evidence synthesis. Thank you!

Default profile Rita Shiau - 1 year ago

Are you still recruiting for this task? If yes, I am interested in learning more. Many thanks!

Default profile Yamini Purohit - 1 year ago