Workshop in an ICMR institute – July 2019

In July we were invited to conduct a special two day workshop at the ICMR RMRC, Bhubaneswar. We had twenty five participants – a mix of Students of a Masters Degree in Public Health, PhD scholars, medical doctors and other research personnel.

At the end some senior scientists declared that this workshop should be conducted in all the ICMR centres.

Badges from GlobalGiving – May 2019

Global Giving Badges

In 2017, QMed was awarded three badges from GlobalGiving. This year – we got a fourth badge – for Effectiveness.

QMed does its first two workshops in AIIMS Bhubaneswar – April 2019

AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the second AIIMS to have our workshops; the first being AIIMS Jodhpur. We have done workshops at the RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Institute Rotary Cancer Hospita, AIIMS Delhi; a few years ago

We have also delivered lectures at AIIMS Raipur, Delhi and Bhubaneswar.

Vasumathi Sriganesh mentors around 25 participants of MECOR January 2019.

MECOR is an annual event conducted by a section of the American Thoracic Society, to strengthen research skills in India. Vasumathi Sriganesh has participated in this for years. This year, participants were made to view her recorded lectures before the event, and then work on search strategies for their topics and get mentored to improve them. The experiment was pretty successful!

Our E-Learning venture is gaining ground! – October, 2018

We now have over 30 individuals enrolled, and importantly the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons (AMASI) has also come on board! They have taken access for their 10000 plus members.

Vasumathi Sriganesh invited to be a member of GlobalGiving’s India Leadership Council. – May 16, 2018

Vasumathi Sriganesh has been invited by GlobalGiving to be a member of their India Leadership Council. She will be assisting, when required any NGO from India, currently listed with GlobalGiving and soon, she will also help new NGOs that require help to get onto GlobalGiving. We are honoured that she has been featured in GlobalGiving’s India page

GlobalGiving chooses QMed for a mentoring program to increase its Social Impact – May 15, 2018

We are now part of a selective cohort participating in their Social Impact Academy, which focuses on teaching us how to plan and measure the long term impact of what we do. We have embarked on a major self-learning activity through this forum, and wish to work on the Social Impact of QMed with full gusto.

Our standing in GlobalGiving has also improved by leaps and bounds. Our project rank has shot up (currently 315/4424) where earlier we were in a 1000+ ranking We have taken part in a campaign that taught us new ways to approach people for funding.

Our First E-Learning Module is Live! – May 13, 2018

We are happy to announce that our long cherished dream of having an E-learning venture is now a reality. The first of our E-learning courses on Mastering PubMed is now up and running. You will have access to 11 lectures elaborating using PubMed as efficiently as you can. We’ve also provided quizzes and a final assessment to test your understanding.
In addition, we provide you with mentoring support for a year! To know more about this, visit

First workshop in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration & Chitkara University, Chandigarh – Jan 31, 2018 – Feb 1, 2018

We will be doing our first workshop in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration & Chitkara University, Chandigarh. This is a workshop on “Searching for Studies for doing a Campbell Systematic Review”. The course will cover details about what it takes to develop an effective search strategy for a systematic review. The importance of using both thesaurus terms as well as all possible text words, the use of Boolean operators and truncation symbols will be covered in detail. The steps in creating a systematic search strategy that can be documented and reported will be demonstrated. For brochure click here.

Launch of a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website

We incorporated a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website on December 26, 2017. For Indian donors, the process of giving a donation is now really simple. One can donate using a debit or credit card, do a bank transfer or even have a cheque picked up – just by filling in details on the Danamojo platform. The debit and credit card options will work for International donors too, but we recommend that these donors use the GlobalGiving option.

Do go to our updated Donation Page to see both options. For those in India, do try the Danamojo option. You will make a fresh start in helping medical students and researchers learn about searching for evidence, for 2018

The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India raises funds for QMed! View our stall presentation!
Vasumathi Sriganesh receives the International Clinical Librarian Conference – Evidence to Practice Award – May 2013. Read our blog post for more information.
Vasumathi Sriganesh’s name is included in the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences’ list of approved faculty for conducting Research Methodology Workshops
Vasumathi Sriganesh received partial support via the Developing Country Support to attend the Cochrane Colloquium in Madrid – Sep 2011
Our CEO -Vasumathi Sriganesh is the only librarian from India to receive Bursary for the ICML – Brisbane, Australia- Sep 2009


April 2019 – We conducted three workshops taking the total to 238 and delivered our 419th lecture this month.
March 2019 – We conducted our 235th workshop, this – in Pune, for UG students of the Quest program
February 2019 – We delivered our 410th lecture, at Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital
January 2019 – Vasumathi participated as faculty for the MECOR India program for the seventh time. Her contributions to this program are well appreciated by the faculty from the American Thoracic Society
December 2018 – Twenty five people have successfully completed our ELearning course – “Mastering PubMed – Basics”
October 2018 – We delivered our 400th lecture at the Fortis Institute of Nursing, for their student nurses
October 2018 – We got the first Institutional subscriber (AMASI) for our ELearning Course – Mastering PubMed.
August 2018 – Fifteen participants have completed the “Mastering PubMed: Basics” ELearning course
July 2018 – QMed invited to collaborate with The Union (IUATLD) to conduct a workshop in Bhubaneshwar for 20 participants – Medical Teachers & Public Health researchers
May 2018 – Our first ELearning course – “Mastering PubMed: Basics” was launched
Nov 2017 – QMed invited to collaborate with The Union to conduct a workshop in Mandalay, Myanmar. The first International workshop for QMed
July 2017 – We conducted our 200th Workshop. This was part of our “100PGs program”
April 2017 – QMed invited to collaborate with The Union (IUATLD) to conduct a workshop in Shillong for 20 Medical Teachers
Oct 2016 – QMed invited to collaborate with The Union (IUATLD) to conduct a workshop in Delhi for 20 Medical Teachers
June – 2016
We delivered our 300th lecture at Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Kalwa, Mumbai
Aug 2015 – Invited to deliver a 3 hour session at a Systematic Review workshop, jointly organized by The Union, The Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and the South Asian Cochrane Centre,
Sep 2014 – We delivered our 200th lecture at DY Patil Ayurveda College, Navi Mumbai
Sep 2013 – QMed qualifies to be part of GlobalGiving, USA for crowdsourcing
Feb 2013 – We conducted our 100th workshop at Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune
Dec 2012 – We delivered our 100th lecture at Bombay Hospital
Aug 2012 – The Society for Medical Learning and Resource Transfer – SMLRT, Chennai agreed to give us partial funding for our workshops
February 2012 – Received FCRA Registration
We conducted our first Workshop (PubMed Basics) on April 24, 2008
2008 – QMed received 12 A and 80G Certificate
Inception of Quality Medical Knowledge Foundation (QMed) – Dec 16, 2007
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