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CZ:Charter drafting committee/Position statements/Robert Badgett

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I am an professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. My interest is in information retrieval. I have had a number of jobs in medical publishing including:
  • Teaching information retrieval and meta-analysis in the Cochrane Collaboration
  • Chairing the committee that developed and oversaw the first two years of peer review of UpToDate. (1999-2001)
  • Web development for the Annals of Internal Medicine (2001-2008)
  • Web development for the Journal of the American Medical Association (2008 - present)
  • Developer and maintainer of the federated medical search engine SUMSearch (1998 - present)
Regarding my experience with wikis:
  • I teach evidence base medicine to senior medical students by having them write evidence-based edits (details). I have tried Eduzendium for this project, but was not successful and so all students used wikipedia.
  • I have developed a biomedical citation formatter for wikis.
I think that my experience in knowledge management in medicine provides me an excellent background for wikis because:
  • MEDLINE is 16 million articles with over a half million added per year
  • One-third of even the highest impact research studies have results that are eventually attenuated or refuted (Ioannidis, 2005)
  • Conflict of interest and other challenging, disruptive forces are very prevalent
Goals for CZ:
  • Funding
  • Increase number of authors
  • Making writing easier to do. Eventually a wysiwyg edit interface is needed.
  • Improve the approvals process by hybridizing the draft system with trust metrics. An example of trust methods is at wikigenes (details).
  • Improve the use of templates and bots to reduce work required by humans.
For more about me, see and my CV.
Nominees who have accepted
Nominee Link to position statement
Raymond Arritt statement
Robert Badgett statement
Martin Baldwin-Edwards statement
Howard C. Berkowitz statement
Stephen Ewen statement
Shamira Gelbman statement
D. Matt Innis statement
Meg Ireland statement
Russell D. Jones statement
Brian P. Long statement
Daniel Mietchen statement
Tom Morris statement
Joe Quick statement
Supten Sarbadhikari statement
Peter Schmitt statement
Anthony Sebastian statement
Drew R. Smith statement
Ro Thorpe statement
David E. Volk statement
Alexander Wiebel statement