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Beirut - the new home of the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative

A new secretariat for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) has been established at the American University of Beirut. GESI is an international consortium established to enhance the capacity for research synthesis worldwide. GESI is made up of leading international organizations in evidence synthesis including the Campbell Collaboration; Cochrane; the EPPI-Centre; 3ie; the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research; and the Joanna Briggs Institute.

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New Plain Language Summaries: Juvenile curfews, supplementary food programmes

The Campbell Collaboration is pleased to announce the publication of two new Plain Language Summaries. The first summarises evidence from a systematic review of the effects of juvenile curfews on crime and victimization. The second summarizes evidence from a systematic review of food supplementation programmes. The new summaries form part of our growing PLS collection and demonstrate our commitment to improving research uptake and to increasing the policy influence of our work. 

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Winners of Campbell grants announced

The Campbell Collaboration is pleased to announce the winners of six grants for new systematic reviews filling policy-relevant evidence gaps. The successful grant holding institutions include the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Canada) and the University of Newcastle (Australia). These awards were made possible by the generous support of the American Institutes for Research (AIR). A full list of the grant holders and topics is now available online.

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What Works Global Summit: Registration Live

You can now register online for the evidence event of the year on the What Works Global Summit website. Presenting an event? Submit your proposals for the summit by 25 April at 23:59 EST. All submissions can be sent online or via the What Works Global Summit 2016 Call for Proposals form. The summit will be held in London from 26-28 September (pre-conference workshops: 24-25 September).

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William Shadish

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a dear friend and colleague, William R. Shadish, who died at his home in Merced, California on 27 March 2016. A world renowned author and scholar, Will was a tireless innovator and collaborator.

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Campbell Newsletter: February 2016

Our February newsletter is out! In this edition: the latest about Campbell’s systematic reviews and plain language summaries, news about the first What Works Global Summit (London, 26-28 September), and details about our grant programmes: one for new systematic reviews, and one for methods development. Grants of up to $40,000 are available.

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Campbell draft strategy: Public consultation

The Campbell Collaboration draft strategy is now available for 2016-18 for public consultation. The strategy outlines Campbell's plan for growth and increased policy engagement.

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Call for Nominations: Campbell Collaboration Board of Directors

The Campbell Collaboration announces an open call for nominations for members of its new Board of Directors. Nominations should be submitted (preferably with a CV and statement of interest) to the Board Nominating Committee (BNC) Chairperson, Julia Littell, by 30 April 2016.

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Funding Opportunities for Evidence Synthesis

Two new funding opportunities now available!
1. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK, is calling for proposals for research synthesis projects which advance understanding of how ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation. Up to £1m in funding will be awarded. (Deadline: 17 May) 2. UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti – is requesting proposals for building an evidence gap map of interventions to improve adolescent well-being. (Deadline extended! 18 April)

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DRIVE: What Is The Real Story?

DRIVE is a new programme to tackle Intimate Partner Violence which is being piloted in Essex, West Sussex and South Wales. Whilst the news coverage focused on the programme, Howard White, CEO of Campbell, argues that the real story is that this is an opportunity to learn about the programme’s effectiveness. In a new blog he explains why it is never too early to design an impact evaluation.

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