Repository of Public Health Evidence Syntheses

It is critical for public health organizations to work together across jurisdictions during this challenging time and share our efforts in response to COVID-19. To minimize duplication of efforts and facilitate collaboration within public health across Canada, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has collected research questions for rapid evidence reviews currently in development.

Share your Evidence Review Topic

Are you or your organization completing evidence reviews on topics related to COVID-19? We encourage you to share your research questions here to reduce duplication and allow collaboration with others across the country. Please complete the submission form and include your contact information. Submissions will be added to the list below within approximately 30 minutes.          

Support for Evidence Reviews

For guidance on completing an evidence review, please see the Rapid Review Guidebook. Staff at the NCCMT are available to help with development of research questions and search strategies, and direct you to search strategies developed by medical librarians. Staff may be able to contribute to your team’s title screening or quality appraisal processes. Please email us for more information. 

The NCCMT is providing this platform as a public service. Inclusion of any specific report does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the NCCMT. Reports included in this database: are categorized by submitting authors (systematic review; rapid review; evidence scan/summary); may or may not have undergone peer-review; and have not undergone critical appraisal for methodological quality by the NCCMT. The NCCMT recommends that users conduct critical appraisal of each report for use in decision making.

Synthesized Evidence for COVID-19

There are several groups around the world conducting and curating evidence syntheses related to COVID-19.

The McMaster Health Forum has curated a guide to COVID-19 evidence sources. We highly recommend that you explore the synthesized evidence available prior to initiating a new review.