Monthly Archives: January 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Senior Researcher (Alcohol) position at ScHAAR

Based in the Section of Public Health, under the direction of Professor Petra Meier, we take a lead in ScHARR’s developing research programme on alcohol and other addictions. Our work is influential in informing current debate on alcohol policy and our Sheffield Alcohol … Continue reading

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Understanding the role of uncertainty in preparing for the unpredictable

By Prashant Yadav The risk of a flu pandemic is amongst the top global risks today.  Scientists and public health experts seem to agree that it is a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ it happens.  It has been nearly … Continue reading

Drop-In Session: Open Access/Copyright/E-Theses – Monday 27th January 2-3pm

  We will be in the canteen at Tavistock Place on Monday 27th January 2-3pm to answer any queries you may have on open acces publishing, meeting RCUK, Wellcome funder requirements, covering open access fees, predatory publishers, complying with copyright … Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: Round 2 of SPHR’s Public Health Practice Evaluation scheme open!

SPHR opens Round 2 of its innovative evaluation scheme Round 2 of SPHR’s Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) is now open. PHPES aims to produce high quality evidence needed by public health practice to improve population health and help reduce … Continue reading

A year in the life of an RDM Service: How we helped LSHTM researchers during 2013

When setting up an institutional RDM Service, you quickly realise that there are many unknowns: How many RDM queries will you receive each month? What type of questions will they ask? How much time will I need to allocate? This … Continue reading

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Medicine pricing and purchasing in LMICs: looking under the wrong street lamp?

By Warren Kaplan The increase in global spending on medicines has been dramatic, with an approximate per capita increase of 50% between 1995 and 2006.  In a recently published paper, Nguyen et al. reviewed the literature on pharmaceutical pricing and … Continue reading

Ejournal usage: it’s not just about the numbers

The start of January saw a flurry of ejournal usage statistics collation for the SCONUL statistical return.  COUNTER JR1 reports were downloaded, which for LSHTM Library includes from individual publishers, the ingentaconnect platform, and JUSP (Journal Usage Statistics Portal).  JR1 reports measure the … Continue reading

Starting to think about your Summer Project?

If you’re a London based MSc student, you’ve hopefully already got some ideas about possible Summer Project topics. Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or starting to develop your project proposal and completing your CARE form you will probably … Continue reading

NEWS: BMJ investigation into the drinks industry access to Government

Under the influence: In an investigation for the British Medical Journal, Jonathan Gornall discovers that the government consultation into introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol in England and Wales was a sham and that politicians ignored the strong health evidence in favour … Continue reading