Friends of QMed
QMed’s mission is to enable all health professionals to obtain the best evidence from systematic research, in order to ensure accurate delivery and availability of optimal health care services. To fulfill this, QMed conducts workshops and online courses in literature searching and referencing for students, faculty and practitioners of all health sciences streams.
The Friends of QMed program is an initiative to strengthen the learning that one receives from our lectures, workshops and ELearning courses. Through this program, we provide one to one assistance for your literature searching needs, referencing queries and for getting full text articles.
We welcome all those who believe in the importance of these activities, to enroll for the program.
Currently this is open only to students and professionals in India.
Why should you become a Friend of QMed
If you believe in our mission to fill the lacuna that exists in India’s health science courses, do join in. Do your bit by enriching your learning, and encouraging all to learn.
How do you become a Friend of QMed?
- Join our ELearning program – www.qmed.ngo/e-learning
- In case you are registered for the ELearning through your institution, you will need to give an annual donation of Rs. 2500 (Rs 1500 for students)
We strongly recommend enrolling for our ELearning course, for effective and thorough learning of the literature searching process. Your overall comfort with PubMed will drastically improve. And we will be adding more modules soon for you!
What help do Friends get from QMed for additional learning?
|Type of assistance||Additional donation required|
|Mentoring and assistance with Literature searching||Nil|
|Guidance in literature search and referencing for authoring systematic reviews||Rs. 500 per hour|
|Guidance / assistance to procure full text articles||Nil|
|Assistance to procure articles, if available through a library network on charges||Rs 100/- per article|
|Articles from the National Library of Medicine, USA*||Rs. 650/- per article|
*We procure articles from the NLM at a higher cost, so we ask for a partial donation to cover this
Assistance for those requiring occasional / one time help
Do not want to go through the ELearning course/s and also do not want to become a Friend? You can avail of the following from us, on giving specified donations
|Type of assistance||Donation required|
|Assistance with Literature searching on any health sciences topic||Rs. 1000 per topic|
|Full text articles||Rs 300/- per article|
|Full text articles from the National Library of Medicine, USA*||Rs. 1000/- per article|
We offer assistance for literature search for Systematic Reviews for those who are enrolled as a Friend, because this activity requires a good understanding of search processes and will require going through the Elearning modules. However if you have attended QMed’s workshop (not just a short lecture) – you can enrol for our E-Learning for a 50% discount and can then get this assistance. Do write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us when and where you attended our workshop. We will help you enrol.
Note: QMed does not offer assistance / training in the following areas
- Writing articles
- Research methodologies
- Selection of research topics
Our offerings at a glance
|Donation required (in Indian Rupees)|
|If enrolled for ELearning as an individual or as a group of individuals||If enrolled for ELearning through institutions||Not registered for ELearning|
|Friends of QMed (annual – recurring)||Nil||2500
1500 for students
|Literature searches (general)||Nil||Nil||1000 per topic|
|Assistance and mentoring for Searches for systematic reviews||500 per hour||500 per hour||Not applicable|
|Guidance / assistance for full text articles||Nil||Nil||300 per article|
|Full text articles, if available through a library network on charges||100||100||300 per article|
|Full text articles available from the NLM (USA)||650||650||1000 per article|