Publicação: 23 de abril de 2021
|23 April 2021, Geneva | The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme has initiated a process to update the guidelines on diagnosis of TB infection. In preparation for the upcoming guideline development group meeting “Novel skin-based in vivo tests for TB infection”, which is tentatively planned for 9-12 November, 2021, there is a need to perform systematic reviews of the published literature and unpublished data on diagnostic accuracy, economic aspects and qualitative aspects on the use of technologies that belong to this class of diagnostics. Furthermore, there is a need to conduct quality assessment of the identified evidence (following the GRADE/GRADE-CERQual frameworks), summarize the results in the format of the Evidence table/Evidence-to-decision framework (GRADEpro software 2020), prepare powerpoint slides to be presented at the GDG as well as a descriptive report, including description of the processes and results.|
WHO is seeking expressions of interest from independent researchers, academic institutions or other entities with relevant expertise and experience in systematic review and statistical analysis to perform the systematic review, synthesis and analysis of the available data. The candidate entity should be able to work independently as well as interact regularly and collaboratively with the WHO Global TB Programme team, data contributors and other technical experts as required. Please review the terms of reference for details of the work and requirements.
Please submit to the WHO Global TB Programme an expression of interest letter specifying details on the relevant capacity and experience of the candidate in similar type of work on systematic reviews and meta-analyses, together with the resumes of persons to be involved.
Please send your submissions to the WHO Global TB Programme at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 May 2021. The expressions of interest received will go through a review process and the selected candidate will be notified on completion of the review process. The selected candidate will be required to develop a statistical analysis plan together with details of a budget estimate to be submitted to the WHO Global TB Programme.