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Evidence Review Service


Evidence Review Service

The Evidence Review Service (ERS) gathers best-available knowledge from research and practice to enable leaders in governments and industry to take informed action on pressing challenges.

Leaders need evidence-based options to tackle today’s critical problems. The ERS provides access to up-to-date, evidence-based options by gathering the best available knowledge from research and practice. All ERS reviews are conducted using established principles of review science. We have published in top-tier journals including Lancet Neurology and Implementation Science, as well as The Conversation and The Mandarin.

The ERS tailors reviews to our clients’ timelines. Reviews vary from days and months to programmatic services and long-form reviews delivered over years. We invest comprehensively in understanding review context and requirements to ensure reviews are fit-for-purpose. A freely-available ‘review navigator’ that outline key principles of our approach is available here.

Get in touch with us

There are four ways to engage with ERS:

  1. Full service: we conduct all review activities based on your question;
  2. Partnership: we can partner with review clients to provide both advice and support of review work on a per-review basis or through a long-term ‘on tap’ arrangement;
  3. Consultation: if you have an existing review team, we can provide methodological advice on     best-practice review approaches;
  4. Training: we provide training in how to conduct reviews and advise on how to meet knowledge needs over time through the creation of knowledge infrastructure. This can be within the context of a review or as a stand-alone professional development activity.

The ERS has an established record in conducting impactful reviews spanning environmental, health and social systems domains. Clients have included The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, NSW Environment Protection Authority and Victorian Department of Education. Our expertise in evidence reviews is underlined by our collaboration with McMaster University,Canada to curate Social Systems Evidence (socialsystemsevidence.org) - a database indexing research literature against the United Nations’Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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