New JBC Entity Orientation
Welcome to the Collaboration!
Below you will find information that will help you navigate the administrative setup of your new JBI Affiliated Group and the support and resources available to your Group, including forms, processes, and frequently asked questions from new Affiliated Groups.
For information regarding Affiliated Group Entity Terms of Agreement (including Key Performance Requirements) or the JBI Activity Matrix please refer to the Joanna Briggs Collaboration Handbook.
There are a plethora of resources throughout this hub that will also assist you as as you begin your JBI activities, including a JBI EBP Tools and Resources Directory, Introduction to JBI Handbook and PowerPoint.
For any further queries please contact the JBI Global Engagement Office.
Establishing an Affiliated Group
Entity Legal Agreement
Following the acceptance of an Affiliated Group application, approved Groups are required to sign a JBI Collaborating Entity Legal Agreement which holds a 5-year term and has an Effective Start Date of 1 January. This is to align with JBI’s calendar year annual review period for collaboration activities.
Entities that are approved by 30 June have the option to backdate their Agreement to 1 January preceding their application. All Applications approved from 1 July onward will have an Effective Start Date of 1 January the year following their Agreement Signing Date.
Entities will still be entitled to receive JBI special user access to tools and resources for Core Staff following the signing of their Agreement, however JBI activities will not be tracked until after the Effective Start Date.
The Collaborating Entity Legal Agreement will be emailed to the Group Convenor by the Global Engagement Office and should be executed (signed) by the relevant authority within the Entity Host Institution (i.e. University or Hospital). If variations are required, this request should be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Entity Administration
For detailed procedures on the administrative set up of your Affiliated Group please refer to the JBC Collaborating Entity Staff Administration Policy. Below is an overview of the required steps.
The Group Convenor will be added to the JBC Affiliated Group email list and relevant JBC Regional Group email list (i.e. Africa, Asia etc.) to receive all JBI/JBC correspondence including a monthly newsletter, JBI Buzz. Any other queries relating to the Collaboration can be sent to the Global Engagement Office email: email@example.com
Setting up access to JBI resources
Collaborating Entities may nominate up to a maximum of 10 (ten) Core staff to receive Special User Access to JBI Tools and Resources via the JBI COnNECT+ platform.
Your Group will be allocated an independent web page with a unique URL on the Joanna Briggs Institute website (http://joannabriggs.org/jbc.html). Login details will be emailed to the Group Convenor following the signing of the Collaborating Entity Legal Agreement. It is the responsibility of each Entity to ensure that their web page is up to date.
The JBC Committee of Directors (CoD) meet twice per year, once by teleconference (around April) and once face-to-face (Oct-Nov), alternating biennially between the Adelaide, Australia business meeting and the location of the biennial JBI Colloquium. Centre of Excellence Directors or their nominated proxy are encouraged to attend all CoD meetings and biennial Colloquia in full. Affiliated Groups are invited to attend all Committee of Directors meetings as Observers, including the face-to-face meeting. For more information please refer to the Joanna Briggs Collaboration Handbook.
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR)
The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR) Is a refereed, online journal that publishes systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of health care research following the JBI methodology, and implementation reports that present the findings of projects that seek to implement the best available evidence into practice.
Convenors should advise the Global Engagement Office of those Core/Adjunct Staff members that have both completed JBI CSRTP and are confident/capable of conducting Peer Review of a Systematic Review or Implementation Report. The GEO Administration Officer will enter those staff members into the JBISRIR submission database, Editorial Manager, as a Peer Reviewer and this will automatically generate an email with their login details. Each staff member needs to complete the registration process by logging into Editorial Manager via the link in their individual email and update their personal information. Your Group would be eligible to accrue points for any Peer Review conducted by Group staff. For further information on this JBC Matrix Activity please refer to the Joanna Briggs Collaboration Handbook.
Please ensure that each Peer Reviewer lists your full Group name in their Editorial Manager profile under the ‘Institution’ field:
2) At the top of the screen click 'Update My Information'.
3) Scroll down halfway until you get to the box titled 'Institution Related Information'. Please enter your full Entity name in the 'Institution' field and ensure that you also check the 'Yes' radio icon next to 'Available as a Reviewer'. Please ensure that you enter your full Centre of Excellence or Affiliated Group name. i.e. The Centre for Chronic Disease Management: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence
4) Scroll down and ensure that you click 'SUBMIT' at the bottom of the page.
If a reviewer’s Centre/Group Affiliation is not correctly listed under ‘Institution’ in their Editorial Manager reviewer profile, it will not be captured when we run a report to identify peer review points accrual for Centres/Groups.
The Group Convenor will receive a complimentary subscription to the JBISRIR for the term of the Group Legal Agreement. The Global Engagement Administration Officer will facilitate this.
JBISRIR Editorial Office
Frequently Asked Questions
Please read through the below list of FAQs derived from the establishment of new JBI Affiliated Groups. If you have an additional query that is not answered below, please contact the Global Engagement Office.