Students 4 Best Evidence: A network for students interested in evidence-based healthcare – an interactive priority-setting workshop


Workshop session 6: Thursday, 16:00-17:30

Workshop category: 

  • Evidence literacy, social media, science journalism


Date and Location


Thursday 14 September 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Selena Ryan-Vig
Lynda Ware
Therese Docherty
Martin Burton
Rufaro Ndokera


Target audience

Target audience: 

Students and individuals who work with students

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objectives: Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) is a global online community with content created by, and for, students interested in evidence-based healthcare (EBH). It aims to help students, from school-age to post-graduate level, learn more about EBH. It does this by providing:
1) a platform for students to blog about topics and issues within EBH;
2) a ‘library’ of resources and learning tools.

Since its launch in 2013, S4BE has grown year-on-year; with an increase in the number of students blogging for the site, social media followers, and partner organisations. It is important that S4BE is truly created by, and for, students, and therefore it is key that students’ views shape the future of the site. Accordingly, the objective of this workshop is to engage participants in discussion about how the site can be improved and developed. For example: what type of content would students like to see more (or less) of on S4BE? How can we adapt the structure of the site to be most useful to students studying various subjects?

Description: This workshop will be an interactive feedback session. Participants who are new to S4BE will be encouraged to familiarise themselves with the site prior to the workshop. Using social media, the workshop will also feature live participation of students from around the world who are not able to attend the Summit. Participants’ input will feed into the development of S4B4 and help set priorities for S4BE's future.