Become a citizen scientist as part of an IASP Presidential Task Force for a ‘Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in which cannabinoids were tested for antinociceptive effects in animal models of pathological pain’
Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to help us in 2 phases:
(1) identify studies of cannabinoids tested in animal models of pathological persistent pain
(2) extract study meta-data and pain associated behavioural outcome data – during which we will be trialling new automated data extraction tools which we hope will make data extraction quicker and more accurate
So that we can estimate the efficacy of cannabinoids used as analgesics in animal models of pathological persistent pain.
It’s a big project and we would like you to get involved. All training will be provided so prior knowledge of systematic reviews is not required. This opportunity will provide you with invaluable experience of systematic reviews as part of a global collaboration. Every volunteer will receive a certificate on completion of the training and a certificate following contributing to the project. Reviewers will also be listed in the acknowledgments section in the resulting publication. For those reviewers who screen more than 350 studies and extract data from more than 35 studies authorship will be granted.
And if the professional rewards aren’t enough, the top reviewers will also be rewarded;
· Top 10 will receive a book of their choice from IASP Press
· Top 5 will in addition receive free registration for World Congress
· Top reviewer will in addition receive a 32 GB iPad
To express an interest in joining please follow the instructions in this form and in the continued workflow. The consent form and details of a short online training module and resource will then be sent to you for you to get started.