Information Management: responsibilities of the department
The Information Management Department supports the project work of the other departments and is responsible for the search for published and unpublished studies and other scientific literature (e.g. in bibliographic databases and study registries). For this purpose, staff members develop suitable search strategies. They are also responsible for the provision of the relevant literature and citation management. In addition, the Information Management Department conducts its own projects to further develop information retrieval methods.
Dr. Siw Waffenschmidt
Degree in Sport Sciences at the German Sport University Cologne; 1996 to 2002 General Manager "Gütegemeinschaft Gesundheitssportzentrum e.V.” (Quality Association of the Health and Sport Centre); 2002 to 2005: Scientific Staff Member, Centre for Health, German Sport University Cologne; 2005 to 2008: Scientific Staff Member, Central Library of Sport Sciences, German Sport University Cologne; 2008 to 2011: Research Associate, Drug Assessment Department (Information Management Section); Since December 2011: Head of the Information Management Unit (called Information Management Department since 2022) at IQWiG.
1995-1998: training as a nurse at the vocational school for nursing at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg; 2003-2006: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Institute for Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke; 2009-2011: Master of Science in Public Health (Epidemiology), Maastricht University, the Netherlands; since 2006: researcher in the area of information management at IQWiG; since January 2022: Deputy Head of the Information Management Department