The Crowd

Our project combines ideas of crowdsourcing the research process with open and participatory science. Central to our success, is therefore the voluntary contribution of time and effort made by a crowd of over 80 researchers, from 19 different countries. Without their valuable contributions, this project would not be possible.

The systematic review in Work Stream 1 and its continuous update are undertaken using crowdsourcing techniques. Given the technical nature of the project, volunteer reviewers need to have some previous training or experience in systematic reviews and ideally also in mental health. We have a large network of volunteers who screen the study search results and extract data in a web-based extraction form. The process is centrally managed by an experienced reviewer (Natalie Peter) using parts of the crowdsourcing technique "Crowd Research" which was successfully used to manage more than 1000 volunteer researchers.

The materials used to teach our crowd members the paper screening and extraction process are available here:

Locations of our crowd research volunteers.

Name Affiliation
Abdulkadir Usman Sambo Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Kaduna, Nigeria
Abraham Nussbaum Denver Health, USA
Akira Onishi Kobe University, Japan
Akira Sato Kyoto University, Japan
Alessandro Rodolico University of Catania, Italy
Ana Cristina de Oliveira Solis University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Ana Michelle Avina-Galindo University of British Columbia, Canada
Anastasia Antoniou National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Andrés Estradé Catholic University of Uruguay, Uruguay
Angelika Kapfhammer Technical University of Munich, Germany
Anja Volz Praxis für Psychiatrie & Psychotherapie Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Anna Ceraso University of Brescia, Italy
Anna Chaimani French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, France
Antonio Vita University of Brescia, Italy
Aoife O'Mahony Cardiff University, UK
Aran Tajika Kyoto University, Japan
Armando D'Agostino University of Milan, Italy
Aurélie Lasserre Institute of Mental Health Policy Research Toronto, Canada
Aya Suganuma Kyoto University, Japan
Aziz Mert Ipekci University of Bern, Switzerland
Bawan Ahmed University of Greenwich, UK
Bartosz Helfer Imperial College London, UK
Caidi Zhang Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Carlos Rios National University of Caaguazu, Paraguay
Carmen Concerto University of Catania, Italy
Caroline Zangani University of Oxford, UK
Catherine Johnson Flinders University, Australia
Chinonso Igwesi-Chidobe University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Christina Diehm Marion von Tessin Memory Zentrum, Germany
Daniela Parra Universidad CES, Colombia
Dicle Dilay Demir University of Health Sciences, Turkey
Dongfang Wang Technical University of Munich, Germany
Edoardo Ostinelli University of Oxford, UK
Elena Dragioti Linköping University, Sweden
Eliane Rohner University of Bern, Switzerland
Ethan Sahker Kyoto University, Japan
Fidel Vila-Rodriguez University of British Columbia, Canada
Gabriel Beraldi University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Gamze Erzin University of Maastricht, The Netherlands; Ankara University, Turkey
Gandy Dolores Maldonado Seguro Social de Salud, Peru
Giacomo D'Este University of Brescia, Italy
Giorgios Schoretsanitis The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
Graciela Josefina Balbin Ramón Universidad Científica del Sur, Peru
Harrison Nelson Queen's University, Canada
Helio Elkis University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Hissei Imai Kyoto University, Japan
Hui Wu Technical University of Munich, Germany
Ilias Kamitsis University of Melbourne, Australia
Inés Nieto Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Ioannis Michopoulos National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Ioannis Filis National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Irene Bighelli Technical University of Munich, Germany
James Sang Woo Hong University of Oxford, UK
Javier Ballesteros-Rodriguez University of the Basque Country, Spain
Javier Ortiz Mayo Clinic - Rochester, USA
Jingxia Lin The University of Hong Kong, China
Johanna Schneckenburger kbo-Lech-Mangfall-Klinik Hausham, Germany
Katharine Smith University of Oxford, UK
Kazufumi Yoshida Kyoto University, Japan
Kenji Omae Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Khasan Ibragimov Epicentre, MSF, France and Samarkand State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan
Konstantina Chalkou University of Bern, Switzerland
Laila Asmal Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
Lone Baandrup University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Luis C. Farhat Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ma Lin Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Magdalini Triantafyllidou Hellenic Open University, Greece
Marialena Trivella University of Oxford, UK
Masafumi Tada Nagoya University, Japan
Masami Ito Kyoto University, Japan
Matthias A. Reinhard Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Meenakshi Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Mengqing Xia Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Michael Ostacher Stanford University, USA
Michael A Wewege University of New South Wales, Australia
Monika Müller King's College London, UK
Myrto Samara Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nathalia Gonzalez-Jaramillo University of Bern, Switzerland
Nikolas Fountoulakis Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Nuoshi Qian Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Oğulcan Çıray Mardin State Hospital, Turkey
Orestis Efthimiou University of Bern, Switzerland
Panagiotis Ferentinos National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Philipp Rothe kbo-Lech-Mangfall-Klinik Hausham, Germany
Rie Toyomoto Kyoto University, Japan
Samuele Cortese University of Southampton, UK
Sanae Kishimoto Kyoto University, Japan
Santiago Castiello University of Oxford, UK
Satsuki Oe Kyoto University, Japan
Sergio Covarrubias-Castillo Civil Hospital of Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, Mexico
Shimeng Dong Technical University of Munich, Germany
Shino Kikuchi Kyoto University, Japan
Silviya Ralovska University of Oxford, UK
Spyridon Siafis Technical University of Munich, Germany
Stefan Gutwinski Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Stefanie Schreiter Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Stella Zevgiti University of Ioannina, Greece
Stephanie Rek Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Stephen Z Levine University of Haifa, Israel
Tasnim Hamza University of Bern, Switzerland
Thiago Lira V. Monteleone Universidade São Judas Tadeu, Brazil
Trevor Thompson University of Greenwich, UK
Vasilios Karageorgiou University of Exeter, UK
Vidya Girishankar King's College London, UK
Virginia Chiocchia University of Bern, Switzerland
Wilma Peters University of Melbourne, Australia
Yikang Zhu Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yuki Kataoka Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center, Japan
Yukiko Honda Nagasaki University, Japan