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What’s involved in participating in a Knowledge Group?
- Reading and reviewing evidence on a particular area of veterinary care;
- Synthesising that evidence into short critical summaries of the best available information (writing Knowledge Summaries);
- Meeting and co-ordinating with the other members of your Knowledge Group;
- Keeping in touch with the EBVM Network and other Knowledge Groups;
- Assisting the Knowledge Summaries Editorial Board to ensure a high standard of materials in your area of expertise;
- Take part in the peer-reviewed process for Veterinary Evidence; and
- Submit an article / Knowledge Summary to Veterinary Evidence.
There is also the potential for Knowledge Groups to:
- Develop projects and procure independent funding for them (for example, forming groups to develop clinical guidelines); and
- Develop or commission training and educational materials for EBVM in your particular area of veterinary care.
RCVS Knowledge will support and guide the Knowledge Groups as a neutral facilitator.
We will help with:
- Hosting meetings; and
- Assisting with governance, administration and contacts.
Our practical involvement in the group does not include any obligation to finance individual activities, meetings or research projects, although Knowledge Groups will be encouraged to apply for RCVS Knowledge Grants.