Join Our Research Team

The registry’s contents are collected by our reviewers, who carefully audit and collect information from published cost-effectiveness articles. Given the increasing popularity of CEAs, we need more reviewers to keep the database up to date. If you would like to join this project, there are two options: the summer intensive reading program and our regular reading program.

Reading Programs

  • Regular reading: Regular readers read from 6 to 12 articles every 4 weeks, as mutually agreed upon by the reader and the coordinator. Reviewers participate remotely.
  • Summer intensive reading: The summer intensive reading lasts 8-weeks during the summer. Intensive reviewers read 30 articles during each two-week reading period, 120 articles over the entire eight-week summer. Office space is available at Tufts Medical Center for reviewers, or you may participate remotely. Applications are no longer accepted for 2011 internship.  We will post on this page when we are accepting 2012 internship appliactions.

Reading Processes: Each reviewer individually reviews articles and fills out audit forms. To ensure data reliability and validity, each article is reviewed by two readers. The two readers for each article discuss the information they have collected and achieve a consensus. The consensus meeting may occur in person or by phone.

Prerequisites: Reviewers should have taken cost-effectiveness-related graduate-level coursework, be familiar with cost-effectiveness analysis techniques, have good communication and critical reading skills, and work in a timely manner.

Compensation: Each reader is compensated $25 per on time, acceptable*, completed article. Each article takes approximately one hour, though review times vary by reviewers or complexity of article. For Non-U.S. citizens, the valid visa status is required. Volunteers are also welcome.

(*Note: Readers may judge some articles as ineligible for inclusion in the Registry)

Interested applicants should email a current CV to Teja Thorat. Please indicate if you are interested in participating as a “regular reviewer” or as a “summer intensive reviewer.”