Submissions/A wiki platform to develop, publish and update cancer treatment guidelines

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
A wiki platform to develop, publish and update cancer treatment guidelines
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Jutta von Dincklage
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Cancer Council Australia, Sydney, Australia
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
Developing written cancer treatment guidelines is incredibly resource intensive, particularly full systematic literature reviews, where expert clinicians volunteer their time. The need to widely circulate cancer guidelines to stakeholders for input, while desirable, has also been problematic in delaying publication, which often makes guidelines out of date by the time they are published. Rapidly incorporating new evidence and publishing updated guideline versions is difficult to implement in a traditional print publication environment. Cancer Council Australia has been exploring the concept of "living" cancer treatment guidelines. A wiki platform, running on (Semantic)/Mediawiki and supporting user workflows through customised interfaces, has been developed to solve many problems in guidelines development. The platform supports all phases of cancer guideline development, including citation management, literature retrieval, evidence appraisal and synthesis, collaborative content development, commenting for experts and external stakeholders.
Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)
Wikis and the Public Sector
Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 Minutes
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Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)

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