Call for applications for a systematic review of scientific literature

Six-month fixed term assignment to carry out a systematic review of research using GBIF-mediated data


This call is closed.

The GBIF Secretariat seeks applications to carry out a systematic review of scientific literature using GBIF mediated data in years 2016–2019. This will involve:

  1. developing, refining and, in consultation with the GBIF Secretariat and GBIF Science Committee, agreeing on the optimal methodology and research questions for the systematic review
  2. on this basis, carrying out the review of approximately 2500-3000 titles published since GBIF introduced DOIs for data citation, and
  3. as a first author, to prepare a report in the form of a submission-ready manuscript of the review paper.

Applications should include a summary of the proposed approach including a potential outline for the report, a full CV with publications, and other examples demonstrating activities relevant to the review within the past five years.

Application deadline: 1 December 2019
Expected start of contract: 1 January - 1 February 2020
Duration of the contract: 6 months

Please refer to full call for details regarding the background of the review, remuneration, duration, and specifics of the application.