This may seem a strange title as many of you will feel that TRIP is an evidence-based tool already. Well, TRIP helps users find the best available evidence, I’m comfortable with that. However, there is more to this than that….
Since the new interface/functionality went live I’ve been tidying up loose ends, fixing a few broken bits of functionality and looking forward to the next changes to TRIP. This has coincided with a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a research grant that will explore creating a search interface based on academic theories around information gathering. This will involve creating a series of interfaces which will then be tested with a group of clinicians. So, we’ll be doing research to explore various aspects of search interface design and results display. We’ll be creating an evidence-base for clinical search.
I’ve no idea if we’ll get funding but the person in charge is hugely influential so I think we’ve got a reasonable chance. Even if it doesn’t happen I’ve already learnt an awful lot from just reading the background papers.
September 12, 2011 at 11:56 am
Don't forget to include librarians when you're testing out the interface, please! 🙂
September 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm
Are you accepting “healthy” volunteers from other non-english speaking countries?
Congrats and cheers
September 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm
Thanks for the offers!
I'm not actually running the research, it's with an American University – so I'll have relatively little say.
However, if (a big 'if') we get funding I'm sure we could share things!