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Human Behaviour-Change Project protocol paper now available on new Open Science Framework page!

By Morgan Williamson

Publication Date: 05/06/2018

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The protocol paper for the Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP), entitled ‘The Human Behaviour-Change Project: harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning for evidence synthesis and interpretation’, was published in Implementation Science on the 18th October 2017, and is available on the HBCP Open Science Framework (OSF) page.

Open Science Framework

The HBCP views scientific and public global engagement as a vital part of its work. The new HBCP OSF page will provide an open platform to make publicly available project information.  The protocol paper and supplementary files, as well as presentations and posters by the team, are currently available online. Documents detailing planned methods of working will also be made accessible on OSF as they are updated. Outputs and processes of the HBCP will be available to potential collaborators who are interested in using these or conducting complementary projects. 

New Protocol Paper

The protocol paper focuses on the objectives of the project and how these will be achieved. Through development of an Ontology of Behaviour Change Interventions, the project’s ambitious aim is to revolutionise the ability to synthesise, interpret and deliver evidence on behaviour change interventions. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will develop a Knowledge System that will automatically extract and interpret behaviour change evaluation report findings within the ontology structure.  The Knowledge System will be able to address users’ queries and generate new insights about behaviour change.  The first ‘use case’ will be smoking cessation intervention evaluations in Cochrane review meta-analyses.   

The full paper can be accessed here

2 November 2017

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