Evidence Synthesis

Headed by Shi Luming

Evidence Synthesis services comprise:
  • Development of systematic methodology to promote evidence-based medicine
  • Conducting synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence to evaluate efficacy and cost-effectiveness
  • Use of systematic reviews to identify knowledge gaps, assess health services and inform decision-making
  • Support production of high quality systematic reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration

SCRI's Epidemiology team supports the practice of evidence-based medicine by developing and teaching review methodologies. Our staff have both clinical and research methodology training to ensure the successful conduct of high quality and clinically relevant systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. Through conducting tailor-made and interactive training workshops, we actively contribute our expertise to help clinical researchers in evidence synthesis. In recent years, we have shifted our focus from traditional interventional studies to meet the emerging demand for evidence synthesis in health economic evaluation and diagnostic test accuracy projects. We are also expanding our training and education activities to cover these new emerging interests. Through these endeavours, we hope top encourage more local researchers in contributing to filling in knowledge gaps by taking on impactful systematic reviews.