Launch of the new TeachingEBHC database

24th October 2018

This database was launched by Paul Glasziou in Dubai on 1st November 2018.

The website arose after two workshops at the GIMBE Conference in Sicily in October 2017.  We agreed to develop a web-based repository for open access learning resources to help people who are teaching Evidence-Based Health Care.

So here it is.  Fill your boots.

What does the database contain?

The database contains over 500 learning resources, previously identified by the work on the CARL database (Castle et al 2018).

The resources are categorised by Target Audience, EBM Stage, Difficulty, Format, Duration and Key Concept.  You can use these as filters for your search. You can also do a keyword search, of course.

So if you want a cartoon that illustrates the problem of overdiagnosis for an undergraduate class, again, fill your boots.

What else does it do for me?

We also have Bundles of pre-prepared exercises around a specific topic.  Watch out for new Bundles being added over time.

If you’re a member, you can create Bundles.  This acts like your shopping basket for learning resources.  Once you’ve created it, you can share it with your students, publicly or privately.

Membership is free.  We promise not to spam you, flog your details or be evil in any way.

So, search away on the site, and drop resources you like into your Bundle.  When you’re finished, you can edit your Bundle – change the order of the items by drag ‘n’ drop, add some intro text of your own – and then send it to your students by email, social media or web link.

If you really like your Bundle, you can make it Public and it will then be available to other website users.

Who runs it?

The website is overseen and hosted by the International Society for EBM, led by Paul Glasziou.

The database was designed and built by Minervation Ltd, led by Douglas Badenoch.  The content was input by Patricia Atkinson of the James Lind Initiative.  The work was funded by the latter.

How is the content managed?

Website users can submit suggestions for new resources.  Our community of EBHC teachers reviews these, as well as providing ratings and comments on existing resources.  We’ll write another blog soon introducing the team.

You can syndicate this content to your own website using our API.  This means you can embed learning resources directly on your pages.  Watch out for future blogs about how to do this.


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