You can use this page to suggest resources that you think fulfil Mesh’s remit and would like to see on the site, or to submit resources you have created that the Mesh community may find useful.

These could be project reports or anecdotal evidence from your own community engagement projects; guidelines (written or audio-visual) or templates that you have found helpful when planning, implementing or evaluating projects; academic papers, reports or research that highlight good practice; or any other resources, materials or learning that you think would be of interest to the Mesh community.

To submit a resource please read the relevant guidance below – including information on remit and licensing – and email us the required material at: mesh@tghn.org

Once submitted we will review your submission and let you know if we need any additional information to enhance the resource and description, or whether the resource would be better placed elsewhere. We are also happy to discuss submission ideas with you over email – just send us your idea.

Content

Remit

Mesh is an open-access web space for people involved in community engagement with health research in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Mesh understands the term community engagement broadly, and so whether your work focuses on working with a predefined research community or group of researchers, residents in a particular geographic area, a specific stakeholder group (schools, policy makers, health activists) or around a specific disease or other health related issue we would be interested to hear of your work.

Please note that we are not so interested in simple health promotion, formal education or the dissemination of findings through traditional formats. Instead, we encourage as good practice those activities that bridge the gap between research professionals and the general public or a more specific community group in LMICs, and provide channels for these groups to understand one another.

We would welcome reports from projects that have sought to achieve this through whatever mechanism and media and we invite you to share honest and critical reflection into the processes and outcomes (both planned and unexpected).

Whilst many of the projects will take place within LMICs we are aware that there is great potential for learning across the globe especially with work in higher income countries with marginalised groups. Therefor, if you believe that your project has transferrable lessons relevant to a LMIC setting we would also encourage you to contact the mesh team. 

Instructions for Submitting a Project Report

Examples of project reports on Mesh

Note that we expect project reports to be critical reflections and will not accept reports that are purely promotional in tone.

Create a New Report Tailored for Mesh

If you would like to create a project report especially for Mesh please fill in our project report template and email it to us. Note that we may carry out a light edit prior to publication.

Download Project Report Template [.doc] 

Submit an Existing Report

If you already have a project report, project evaluation report, or published case study on a project you were involved in that you would like to share with the Mesh community email it to us along with the four elements listed below.

If you would like to suggest a project report from a project you were not involved with please email as many of the below items to us as possible as well as contact details for someone involved in the project and we will follow up with them and work to get the piece published on Mesh.

Items for a project report:

1. Summary

A short (1-4 paragraph) summary of what is contained in the project report.

What within this is this most relevant to Mesh readers [see remit]

2. Permissions

Credit information (name, company or URL) and confirmation that you have permission to share the document (see licencing information below). Your resource will be shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. If you did not create the project report please either include proof of permission from the author/ commissioner, or a contact detail for them so that we can follow up. More on licensing.

3. Images and Video [Optional]

One or more image files (jpeg or tiff). We prefer to include images with project reports as much as possible.

A link to a video from your project as a YouTube or Vimeo link.

A caption and the credit information (name, company or URL) for the video/image.

Any images or videos will be shared under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (which is the same as the standard YouTube license). Please ensure you have permission to use share them under this license.

4. Links and PDFs

Links to the host website of the resource, and any other useful websites are required.

If your report exists in PDF format and you are happy for us to embed the PDF in our site for users to download, please send the PDF document to us (mesh@tghn.org). The same is true if you have associated word documents or other files you would like users to be able to download from the Mesh site.

Please add to the file itself the credit information and the following copyright stamp (e.g. as a footer within a pdf or PowerPoint file) so that if it is downloaded and taken elsewhere users can still find its origin for attribution:

Creative Commons License
This work from <<insert source/credit information here>> is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Instructions for Submitting Guides and Tools

Examples of Guides and Tools on Mesh

If there are guides (written or audiovisual), tools or templates that you have created or found helpful when planning, implementing or evaluating projects send them to us and we will share them on Mesh for other practitioners to benefit from. Please send the following to us:

1. Summary

A short (1-4 paragraph) summary of what is contained in the guide or tool and why it might be useful to engagement with health practitioners in LMICs.

2. Permissions

Credit information (name, company or URL) and confirmation that you have permission to share the document (see licencing information below). Your resource will be shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. If you did not create the guide or tool please either include proof of permission from the author, or a contact detail for them so that we can follow up. More on licensing.

3. Images and Video [Optional]

One or more image files (jpeg or tiff). We prefer to include images with project reports as much as possible.

A link to a video from your project as a YouTube or Vimeo link.

A caption and the credit information (name, company or URL) for the video/image.

Any images or videos will be shared under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (which is the same as the standard YouTube license). Please ensure you have permission to use share them under this license.

4. Links and PDFs

Links to the host website of the resource, and any other useful websites are required.

If the tool exists in PDF format and you are happy for us to embed the PDF in our site for users to download, please send the PDF document to us. The same is true if you have associated word documents or other files you would like users to be able to download from the Mesh site.

Please add to the file itself the credit information and the following copyright stamp (e.g. as a footer within a pdf or PowerPoint file) so that if it is downloaded and taken elsewhere users can still find its origin for attribution:

Creative Commons License
This work from <<insert source/credit information here>> is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Instructions for Submitting Academic Literature

Examples of Literature on Mesh

If you are aware of academic papers, reports or research that highlight good practise that would be of use to the Mesh community, please share these with us.

To get these online please email us.

1. Abstract

A text copy of the paper abstract and why it is appropriate for the Mesh community of engagement with health practitioners in LMICs.

2. Citation and Credit

Full citation for the paper. The paper will be shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. If you are not the author either include proof of permission from the author, or a contact detail for them so that we can follow up.

3. Images and Video [Optional]

One or more image files (jpeg or tiff).

A link to any videos associated with the paper as YouTube or Vimeo links.

A caption and the credit information (name, company or URL) for the video/image.

Any images or videos will be shared under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (which is the same as the standard YouTube license). Please ensure you have permission to use share them under this license.

4. Links and PDFs

Links to the journal website, and any other useful websites are required (eg. author’s website).

If the paper is open access and available as a PDF which author and journal are happy for us to embed in our site for users to download, please send the PDF document to us (mesh@tghn.org). The same is true if you have associated word documents or other files you would like users to be able to download from the Mesh site.

Please add to the file itself the credit information and the following copyright stamp (e.g. as a footer within a pdf or PowerPoint file) so that if it is downloaded and taken elsewhere users can still find its origin for attribution:

Creative Commons License
This work from <<insert source/credit information here>> is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Licensing

Please note that in order to ensure that resources on Mesh can be shared in a way that acknowledges their original source our default licensing for resources on Mesh is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

The license will be added to the web page on which your resource is hosted in the following format: 

Creative Commons License
This work from <<insert source/credit information here>> is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Please ensure before submitting a resource that this license is appropriate to your material and that you own or have permission to use and share in this way all material included in your resource.

If you require a different licensing type then please inform us and we will be happy to include it as an alternative.