COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) Launch
Program Link: www.mcmasterforum.org/networks/covid-end
Sponsor: COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END)
Description: As decision-makers across Canada and around the world continue to seek out the best-available, synthesized research evidence to inform their pandemic-response efforts, helping them efficiently focus on only the highest quality and most up-to-date evidence syntheses is important. To help address this need, the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) has recently launched two spotlights, both of which organize newly published evidence syntheses and updates to living evidence syntheses according to the public-health measures, clinical-management options, health-system arrangements (e.g., scaling hospital capacity up or down and virtual-care alternatives to in-person care), and economic and social responses they address.
The Canadian spotlight draws on the work of the 40+ evidence-synthesis teams contributing to COVID-END in Canada, and profiles new syntheses prepared or living syntheses updated in response to requests from Canadian decision-makers. The global spotlight draws on the COVID-END inventory of best evidence syntheses, and profiles newly added syntheses and newly updated living syntheses from across the globe.
Keep current about COVID-19 responses with two types of products from COVID-END:
1. global spotlights that include updates to the ‘best’ living evidence syntheses and new ‘best’ evidence syntheses (which draw on the COVID-END inventory of best evidence syntheses in the world on COVID-19-related decisions)
2. horizon scan documents that include a briefing note about emerging COVID-19 issues and a panel summary about priority COVID-19 issues (which capture the insights from COVID-END’s global panel of leading doers and thinkers)
If you want to receive an email containing hyperlinks to these products twice a month, subscribe here.
Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.